October 29, 2018

SLU AT Student Learns in Busy and Supportive Environment at Kirkwood HS

SLU AT Clinical Site Spotlight - Kirkwood High School
By: Hannah Daily (SLU MAT Class of 2020)

This semester I have had the opportunity to gain clinical experience at Kirkwood High School with preceptor Briana Lakebrink, ATC. It is safe to say that Briana has done a phenomenal job of showing me the ropes of an athletic trainer in a high school setting and teaching me how to use my skills outside of the classroom. From the after-school rush to late night football games, I have learned so much from her including: how to handle heat illness during the hot days in early August to new taping techniques to managing concussions and so much more.
While being employed through Athletico, Briana is easily able to connect with other athletic trainers in the area as well as work interprofessionaly with the physical therapists who treat our student athletes. This is a great experience for me as I get to network with Briana’s Athletico team as well as help implement the standards set by Athletico in the high school.
Kirkwood High School has welcomed me with open arms this semester and I have nothing but great things to report thus far in my clinical experience. The athletic department and coaching staff are great at managing the plethora of sports they have going on throughout the week and making sure that game days run as smoothly as possible.

I look forward to these next few months at Kirkwood as I continue to grow and be challenged in new ways every day.

This is one of a series of posts by the Saint Louis University Athletic Training students featuring their clinical site and their preceptors. The number, quality and diversity of clinical instruction are major assets for the SLU AT Program.

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