|Cara Bowton, Kemba Noel-London ATC, Angie Vitale and John Honcharuk ATC|
The medical staff consisted of match day doctors, athletic trainers, chiropractors, physical therapists, and an x-ray technician. Working closely with each profession gave us a better understanding of how multiple health care professionals can work fluidly to provide the best care for athletes, in adjunct with each team’s physiotherapist. All injured athletes were escorted to the medical room where either a quick decision was made for return to play or a longer evaluation was conducted, often with the help of translators for the non-English speaking athletes. Concussions, lacerations, infection, and broken bones were all easily managed on site. An EAP (emergency action plan) was provided to each of us before the tournament to ensure each one of us were competent in all medical situations.