Continuing professional education

Emergency Skills for Athletic Trainers and Other Healthcare Providers

Tuition: $399
Hours: 15 or 1.5 CEUs
Prerequisite: None
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Who Attends: ATs, PTs and OTs (Note to Athletic Trainers: According to the education levels described by the PDC, the following continuing education seminar is considered to be Mastery Level. 15 approved CEU hours.)

This emergency procedures seminar will highlight current best practices in the field of athletic training. This seminar will deliver a hands-on approach to emphasizing the proper skill set required for handling emergency situations. Circumstances addressed will include head trauma, spinal cord injury, establishing and maintaining airways, managing environmental illness, patient death, and many others.


8:30 – 10:00 AM – Introduction; Neurological Examination (Unconscious/Conscious); Patient Assessment / Management – Medical & Trauma
10:00 – 10:15 AM – BREAK
10:15 – 12:30 AM – Secondary Survey (Medical & Trauma); Rapid Trauma Assessment; Extreme Sports; Peer Review Skills / Scenario Testing
12:30 – 1:30 PM – LUNCH HOUR
1:30 – 3:00 PM – CPR Class (CPR renewal fee included in tuition); Putting it all together (System for Trauma/Medical Patient); Peer Review Skills / Scenario Testing
3:00 – 3:15 PM – BREAK
3:15 – 5:30 PM – Continued; Practice Skills Testing


8:30 – 10:00 AM – Chest Trauma (Chest Pain /  Chest wounds / Punctures); Flail Chest; Sucking Chest Wound; Abdominal Trauma; Pelvic Fractures; Depressed Skull Fractures
10:00 – 10:15 AM -BREAK
10:15 – 12:30 PM -Airway Management with known cervical spine injury / spinal cord injury (-O2 Application, -BVM NRB, Cannula, CPR Mask w/ Suppliment O2; Oral Airway, Nasal Airway; Trachea, Suction (Rigid & Soft), -Peer Review Skills / Scenario Testing
12:30 – 1:30 PM – LUNCH BREAK
1:15 – 3:15 PM – Moving a patient; Lifting Techniques (Single person, Two Rescuer, Team); Equipment used for lifting and moving patients; Rescue Basket (Stokes) water / land; Cervical Immobilization; Hazardous Situations; Safety, Move and Triage; Violent Situations; Safety, Move and Triage; Fire: Fuel issues, Smoke issues, Chemical Issues;  Peer Review Skills / Scenario
3:15 – 3:30 PM -BREAK
3:30 – 4:45 PM -Essential Equipment; State practice acts related to emergency care

This course is taught by:
Richard Bahr, Instructor

BA       San Diego State University
AA       Palomar College

Rick Bahr is the founder, president, and CEO of WMI Global, LLC, which provides professional event risk management, safety, emergency, sports medical, and rescue services at major sporting events around the world. Bahr has served as the medical director at major sporting events worldwide, including Red Bull events and the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing Tour. Bahr develops and implements emergency action plans, disaster plans, medical operations plans, and rescue plans globally for large events,  including world championships in an array of sports.

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