Sports Medicine Concepts’ is currently seeking BOC approval to provide EBP CEs for athletic trainers who complete its Concussion Management Specialist program. SMC’s CMS certificate program is an intense 4-day on-line program that combines live didactic and learning lab sessions with recorded sessions and peer-review assignments to provide a rigorous academic program that picks-up where all other entry-level concussion management programs leave off. Like all SMC programming, this is a serious post-professional academic undertaking and should only be considered by those who aspire to truly advance their knowledge of the complete concussion continuum of care, and who are willing to commit to completion of all program requirements. The next session is scheduled for December 7-10, 2015. Registration will begin September 1, 2015. Plan to register early as there are only 25 seats per session. For more information visit Concussion Management Specialist.
This Leonards Freight delivery truck leaving the loading dock with SMC’s in 2Min or Less! equipment marks the official start of the 2015 training season and SMC’s 20th year of providing sports emergency care training. The In 2Min or Less! program requires 1500lbs of equipment. This training kit is heading to the Tenessee Titans.
Sports Medicine Concepts, Inc., announces the addition of two new clinical faculty members to its In 2Min or Less! sports emergency care staff. Mr. Tyler Cortright, MS, ATC and Mr. Phil Steckley, MS, ATC will join the In 2Min or Less! staff as clinical instructors this year. Mike Cendoma, Program Director for the In 2Min or Less! program said that the addition of Tyler and Phil will have an immediate and positive impact on the In 2Min or Less! team. “Like all of the In 2Min or Less! staff, Tyler and Phil are practicing athletic trainers who bring a unique and practical perspective to the program. It is important for our colleagues to know that our staff does not simply regurgitate literature through slide presentation. We practice what we preach every day on the sidelines and strive to bring real-life training that helps us all be better prepared for sports worst moments,” said Cendoma.
Research conducted by Sports Medicine Concepts, Inc., in conjunction with Shriner’s Hospital and Mercyhurst University has been honored by the Journal of Athletic Training. “Cervical spine motion during football equipment-removal protocols: a challenge to the all-or-nothing endeavor” has been selected as the winner of the Journal of Athletic Training Kenneth L. Knight Award for the Outstanding Research Manuscript. According to author Mike Cendoma, MS, ATC, SMC Program Director, the study validates what has been a long held fundamental belief among SMC staff; that following the all-or-non endeavor as a rule can significantly delay completion of critical care task during management of a critically injured athlete. Author Dustin Bruening, PhD of Shriners’ Hospital, believes the award is attributable to the unique design of the study that set out to answer a very specific and impactful question. The award will be presented to lead author and Mercyhurst University Athletic Training Chair, Brad Jacobson on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 during the Distinguished Scholar Presentations as part of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association’s annual meeting in St. Louis, MO.
Sports Medicine Concepts has an exciting summer intern opportunity for highly motivated and professional athletic training student upperclassmen that are looking for something unique!
The March episode of SMC’s Sports Emergency Care White Paper webinar address Commotio Cordis and will feature MCC Paramedic Program Director, Peter Bonadonna. Mr. Bonadonna is now in his second year as SMC’s EMS Liaison. His pragmatic discussions pertaining to the roles of paramedics,EMS and ER physicians within the multi-disciplined sports medicine team have been acknowledged as enlightening by even our most esteemed participants.
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SMC was recognized by the Professional Football Athletic Trainers’ Society last week during it’s Winter Meeting leading up to the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. SMC was recognized for its outstanding support of PFATS. The Certificate of Appreciation goes on to say that SMC’s many contributions to the PFATS are greatly appreciated and reflect greatly upon SMC’s dedication and professionalism. The Certificate of Appreciation was presented to SMC President, Mike Cendoma, MS, ATC by NY Jets Assistant Athletic Trainer, Josh Koch.
Sports Medicine Concepts’ Sports Emergency Care White Paper Series will cover care, management, and prevention of Sickle Cell emergencies in athletics. Join us Monday, February 23, 2015 from 1-2pm EST for this free event that offer 1 BOC CEU for athletic trainers.
Sports Medicine Concepts’ In 2Min or Less! 2015 sports emergency care curriculum will offer Clinical Evidence-Based Practice continuing education credit. Download the 2015 Outreach Program Brochure at 2Min_Brochure_2015 to learn more. To learn more about the In 2Min or Less! Professional Sports and ATEP curricula please call us today at 585-346-0240.
Don’t forget to register for Sports Medicine Concepts’ Winter On-line Concussion Management Specialist program being offered February 23-26th! Visit http://wp.me/P37IZa-aj for more information and to register. Space is limited so register today!