By: Emily Grace, MAT Class of 2014
On March 19, 2014, the Saint Louis University Athletic Training Program hosted students from the School of Medicine to show them taping, spine boarding, and concussion testing. Such skills are specialties of certified athletic trainers and athletic training students but are often performed by participation of the entire sports medicine team.
Treating an athlete on or off the field requires interprofessional collaboration. Having an understanding and appreciation for other health care professionals roles is crucial to efficient and quality health care. During the athletic training skills workshop, second year medical students were able to learn specialty skill like preventative taping, sideline concussion testing, and spine boarding from graduate athletic training students.
|PY2 AT students Emily Grace, Michelle Cybulski, and Dan Herrin demonstrate face mask removal |
for an athlete with a suspected cervical spine injury.
|PY2 AT student Mary Rhatigan guides medical students on proper taping techniques.|
|PY2 AT student Jessica Buschjost demonstrates balance testing, part of the SCAT 3 sideline concussion testing.|