Informational Friday Series

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2016-2017 Tentative Agenda

Friday September 16, 2016
Unpacking the Riddell Speed Flex Football Helmet
We will take both these helmets apart, explain the technology, and then see how they respond during on-field management protocols.

Friday October 21, 2016
Review of a Pre-Hospital Scoop Stretcher Transfer Protocol
Field Trip!  This month we take a field trip to the Monroe County Public Training Facility to use their ambulance simulation lab to assess the effectiveness of using a scoop stretcher protocol to transport an injured equipment laden athlete without a spine board.

Friday November 18, 2016
How to Find a Pulse
Did you know that there is a special technique to checking for a pulse?  If not done properly, you will not be able to effectively assess the carotid pulse during on-field emergency management, when assessing for compression syndrome, or when checking pulses after splinting.  This month we visit with Peter Bonadonna, our resident EMS Liaison, who will use ultrasound to show us how to properly perform pulse checks.

Friday December 16, 2016
Undressing of a Hockey Player
We’ll strip a fully equipped hockey player and goalie and systematically strip them down to show you all the various equipment you may encounter during on-field management of a critically injured hockey player.

Friday January 20, 2016
Review of the Progressive Spine Injury Assessment Algorithm
A quick and easy on-field neurological assessment strategy based on the same clinical criteria EDs use to rule of cervical spine injuries.

Friday February 17, 2017
Undressing of a Lacrosse Player
An encore performance of the Undressing of a Hockey Player session, leaving just enough for the imagination!

Friday March 17, 2017
Review of Make Your Own Cooling Tub
Can you really use a painting tarp to create an inexpensive and very mobile cooling tank?  We shall see.

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