Check out this link for a good overall review of the new Consensus Statement on Concussion (see recent post from May 16th, 2013). Mostly a review, but you are sure to pick-up a few tips or be reminded of some important concepts.
Wheezer™ is our new training mannequin specifically retrofitted for SMC training requirements. Wheezer™ allows us the opportunity to monitor and record airway management techniques, effectiveness of CPR, and movement during delivery of emergency care of the equipment-laden athlete! The result is superior training that helps ensure your medical team is
Prepared to Respond Flawlessly!™
Check out our On-Site Training to see how SMC and Wheeze can help your medical team. On-Site Training and On-Line education available at your team’s convenience! On-Site and On-Line training can lead to the Sports Emergency Care Specialist and/or Concussion Management Specialist certificates.
If you did not already know, the Consensus Statement on Concussion (Prauge 2008) has recently been updated. There are also new SCAT forms available, including the SCAT 3, and Child SCAT 3. We have provided links to all 3 documents below. In addition, we have linked to the Concussion Recognition Tool for your reference. We hope you will continue to find these posts to be timely, pertinent, and clinically relevant.
While you are on our site, please be sure to check out our on-line educational opportunities, including our summer Concussion Management Specialist course and our on-line learning programs that can be scheduled specifically for your staff or group, at YOUR convenience.
Just posted a number of good articles pertaining to concussion management found during a recent literature review. Check them out in our Information Portal at http://wp.me/P37IZa-8n. Enjoy!
Completing the Concussion Management Specialist (CMS®) program is not for everyone; only those who really want to improve the standard of care they provide for their athletes and their community. SMC is known for rigorous and challenging training programs, and the CMS® curriculum is no different. Get your entire staff certified and elevate your standing as an outreach service provider by providing your schools with most highly qualified health care professionals available. Learn more at http://wp.me/P37IZa-aj
Overview of specific techniques for using airway adjuncts during care of the equipment-laden athlete. SMC on-line learning labs offer cost-effective staff education. Learn more at http://wp.me/P37IZa-M
Basic techniques for using the OPA, Combitube, and suction. Check it out at http://wp.me/P37IZa-8o
We have designed our new site using an interactive magazine format. This allows us to better communicate important topics and information to help our colleagues become better prepared to Respond Flawlessly during sports’ worst moments.
In the coming weeks we will be adding the following content:
- White Paper: Sports-Related Concussion or Hematoma: On-Field Differential Diagnosis!
- FMxtractor: Individual face mask removal video segments detailing techniques for each style of football helmet!
- New content for the Resources area!
Be sure to click the follow link to receive alerts when this content is added. Rest assured. As always, we do not ever retweet, re-post, forward, or otherwise blast infromation that will fill your inbox or walls with useless information. Only information that directly impacts our profession’s ability to provide better critical care during sports emergencies will ever come from Sports Medicine Concepts, Inc. Check out some recent posts to see what kind of pertinent infromation you can expect from SMC.