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Latest sports injury emergency treatment methods highlighted at JU lecture event July 27

Athletic trainers, team physicians and emergency personnel will hear the latest in treatment of sports-related spinal injuries, heat illness and breathing problems at the annual Emergency Medical Management in Sports Update July 27 at Jacksonville University.JSMP logo

The event, presented by the Jacksonville Sports Medicine Program in partnership with JU’s Sports Medicine staff, will feature expert lectures in the Davis College of Business. It will be followed by group sessions and a Trauma One helicopter landing on JU’s football practice field, to show a real-time emergency scenario demonstrating new pre-hospital care methods and transportation of spine-injured athletes. A full schedule follows below.

Among presenters are JSMP Executive Director Bob Sefcik; JU Director of Sports Medicine Doug Frye; JSMP certified athletic trainer Jim Mackie; St. Vincent’s Ambulance Service Training Director Rebecca Harp; and JU Director of Campus Security Kevin Bennett.

The purpose of the seminar is threefold:

  • Comprehend and demonstrate the new inter-association task force guidelines for pre-hospital care of the spine injured athlete.
  • Demonstrate best practice for equipment removal in preparation for transportation.
  • Demonstrate best practice procedures for management of acute heat illness with cool first — transport second protocol.

The event at Jacksonville University, 2800 N. University Blvd. N., begins with dinner at 5:45 p.m., followed by presentations starting at 6:15 p.m. and the Trauma One landing at 6:50 p.m. Attendees are eligible for 1.5 Board of Education Continuing Education Units (BOC CEU) and 1.5 Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits.

The event is free for JSMP members and $15 for non-members. Register at http://www.jsmp.us. For more information, call (904) 202-5320 or (904) 202-4332.

About Jacksonville Sports Medicine Program

Jacksonville Sports Medicine Program (JSMP) is a volunteer-based non-profit organization that advocates for youth sports injury prevention. It works with coaches, doctors, other healthcare professionals, parents and other community members interested in making sports safer. The program provides schools with education, prevention tactics and advocates for the inclusion of licensed athletic trainers within youth sporting organizations, programs and events. This program has served our community for more than 30 years. Jacksonville Sports Medicine Program is supported by Wolfson Children’s Hospital, Nemours Children’s Clinic, the Duval County Medical Society, St. Vincent’s Healthcare, the Mayo Clinic, Brooks Rehabilitation and the Duval County Public Schools to provide a safe playing experience for all youth athletes. For additional information, visit jaxsmp.com.

2015 Jacksonville Sports Medicine

Education Lecture Series

Annual Emergency Medical Management in Sports Update

Monday, July 27, 2015

Jacksonville University Davis College of Business

2800 N. University Blvd. N., Jacksonville FL 32211

5:45 p.m.: Dinner

6:15 p.m.: Presentations

6:15-6:50 p.m.: Program

  • Welcome, JSMP Executive Director, Bob Sefcik, ATC, LAT
  • Highlights of the new NATA/Task force pre-hospital care of the spine injured athlete guidelines (Doug Frye, ATC, LAT/Jim Mackie, M. Ed, ATC, LAT)
  • The venue specific Emergency Action Plan or EAP (Jerry Stevens, ATC, LAT)
  • Pre-event sideline timeout process review and demonstration (JSMP Executive Director, Bob Sefcik, ATC, LAT/Kevin Bennett, JU Director of Public Safety)

6:50-7:15 p.m.: JU practice field

  • Trauma One Landing and demonstration of new pre-hospital care of the spine injured athlete procedures with equipment removal (Rebecca Harp, Training Director, St. Vincent’s Ambulance and JU Athletic Trainers)

7:15-8 p.m.: Group Sessions on the field practice to rotate among three of the five scenario sessions (15 minutes each)

  • Pre-assigned groups with on-the-field assessment, practicing our EAP, equipment removal, and practice from injury to loading, etc.
  • Airway and breathing management techniques combi-tube and oral airways (Rebecca Harp, Training Director, St. Vincent’s Ambulance/UNF ATEC professor AT competency)
  • Heat Illness management and rectal temperature assessment utilizing Data Therm II (Jim Mackie, ATC, LAT/UNF ATEC professor AT competency)

8 p.m.: Program ends