Navigation Links
Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers’ Society Teams Up with the Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania to Offer Concussion Management Courses Across the State
Date:1/31/2013

Boothwyn, PA (PRWEB) January 31, 2013

In the state of Pennsylvania, coaches in both public and non-public schools are required to annually take a course in concussion management to fulfill the requirements of the Safety in Youth Sports Act of 2012. The Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers’ Society (PATS) is once again teaming up with experts from the Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania (BIAPA) to offer face-to-face training. These training sessions have been approved by the Department of Health as meeting the requirements of the law. To find a location near you listed by PIAA district click here.

These February workshops are targeted to reach spring coaches, youth coaches, sports officials, athletes, parents, school nurses, school counselors, athletic directors, upper administrators, including school board members, and anyone who wants to learn more about concussions. According to John Moyer, Head Athletic Trainer at Wilson High School in Reading “Compared to the available online concussion education trainings, the live program offers attendees the chance to ask questions and have them answered immediately on site. The live workshops will also provide numerous educational handouts to be used as resources for creating an acceptable concussion management program.” These same workshops were offered in August of 2012 for the fall and winter coaches attracted 880 individuals across the Commonwealth.

In addition to these in person workshops, PATS provides an online version of this training free of charge to parents, coaches, and athletes who are unable to attend the face-to-face meetings. This training assists individuals in keeping abreast of the latest in recognizing and managing concussions. More than 2,000 coaches have completed the online Concussionwise Program; this program can be accessed at http://concussionwise.com/pennsylvania.

Since the law was signed by Governor Corbett, the Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers’ Society has worked hand in hand with the Brain Injury Association to ensure that the care of middle and high school athletes who suffer a concussion is second to none in the nation. “This collaboration solidified the role of the Licensed Athletic Trainer as an approved health care provider in Pennsylvania as well as being an integral part of any concussion management program at any level,” added Moyer.

For more information regarding this topic or to schedule an interview with PATS President Yvette Ingram, PhD, LAT, ATC, please email president(at)gopats(dot)org.

The Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers' Society, Inc. is a progressive organization of licensed health care professionals who work under the direction of a licensed physician. Our society continues to increase public awareness and education regarding Athletic Trainers and the Athletic Training profession while serving as the premier source of information for public safety, injury and illness prevention, early intervention, patient care, and healthcare delivery for the physically active in the Commonwealth.

“The Keystone to a Healthy and Physically Active Life”

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/1/prweb10371881.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Nutrisystem Announces Latest Weight Lost Success Story: Jeni Miller of Schwenksville, Pennsylvania Loses Over 90 Pounds
2. Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania receives Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification
3. University of Pennsylvania Medicine receives National Institutes of Health grant to help local communities move forward after asbestos exposure
4. More scientific research of fracking urged in Pennsylvania
5. Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania selected to lead US nurse-training initiative
6. University of Pennsylvania and Novartis form alliance to expand use of personalized T cell cancer therapy
7. Friends Life Care, a Pennsylvania Based Long-Term Care Provider, Launches VigR eMeetinghouse — An Interactive Online Community
8. Rogers Athletic Company Donates Fitness Equipment to Eagle Village
9. Is athleticism linked to brain size?
10. AED.com Donates LifePak CR Plus AED to Tennessee State University Athletic Department
11. NYS Athletic Trainers’ Association Collaborating with NYS Academy of Family Physicians at Annual Winter Weekend Conference
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... leader in post-acute health care, have expanded their existing home health joint venture ... , AccentCare has been operating a joint venture home health company with Asante, ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... Restoration, has recently contributed a medical article to the newly revamped Cosmetic ... Mohebi’s article spotlights the hair transplant procedure known as Follicular Unit Extraction ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... Leading pediatric ... peers in Washington, D.C., for the 49th Congress of the International Society of ... Vice President of the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Women-owned ... Michigan’s 2017 Best and Brightest in Wellness® by Best and Brightest. OnSite Wellness ... on Friday, Oct. 20 from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Henry ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... In the United States, ... In some states—like New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Texas, Virginia, Connecticut, and California—the ... have extremely low property-tax rates, which contributes to the relatively lower cost of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/23/2017)... 2017 Janssen Biotech, Inc. (Janssen) announced today ... the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the ... the treatment of moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis ... are needed to further evaluate the safety of sirukumab ... "We are ...
(Date:9/22/2017)... DIEGO , Sept. 22, 2017 AVACEN ... medical device is now successfully helping those with the ... Fibromyalgia diagnosed Amanda in Essex, ... dressed and washing my hair, experiencing no sleep at ... in painful spasm… I cannot recommend [the AVACEN 100] ...
(Date:9/19/2017)... ZirMed Inc ., a recognized leader in cloud-based revenue cycle ... ranked #1 by its users for the seventh consecutive year ... ZirMed was recognized as the top-ranked end-to-end revenue cycle management ... 200 beds and holds one of the longest #1 ranking ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: