Informational Friday Series

Join IFS Host and SMC Program Director, Mike Cendoma and the rest of the In 2Min or Less!® staff as they bring you sports emergency preparedness tips and special insights gained while training with multi-disciplined experts from all over the country.


Subscribe Here

2017-2018 Info Friday Session Agenda

Friday September 8, 2017
Unpacking the Riddell Custom Speed Flex Football Helmet
In this segment we will break down the Riddell Custom Speed Flex football helmet, explain the technology, and then see how it responds during on-field management protocols.

Friday September 22, 2017
Unpacking the Simpson SG Football Helmet
In this segment we will break down the Simpson SG football helmet, explain the technology, and then see how it responds during on-field management protocols.

Register for Corresponding White Paper Webinar:
Monday Sept 26th, 2017: Hematoma Vs. Concussion:  On-Field Differential Diagnosis.

Friday October 13, 2017
Review of the Combo-Tool Approach to Face Mask Removal
In this segment we will demonstrate how use of the power screwdriver, quick-release tools, and the FMxtractor® provides the most effective approach to face mask removal from football helmets.

Friday October 27, 2017
Flat-Torso Equipment Removal Technique

This segment will focus on completion of and appropriateness of the flat-torso equipment removal technique.

Register for Corresponding White Paper Webinar:
Monday October 30th, 2017: Liability Issues Concerning Position Statements and Performance of Accepted Best Practice Critical Care Tasks.

Friday November 10, 2017
Torso-Lift Equipment Removal Technique
This segment will focus on completion of and appropriateness of the flat-torso equipment removal technique.

Friday November 24, 2017
Putting Together an Environmental Cold Injury/Illness Ready Kit
With all the emphasis on environmental heat protocols we thought it appropriate to visit being prepared for hypothermia and other conditions resulting from exercising in the cold.

Register for Corresponding White Paper Webinar:
Monday November 27th, 2017: Management and Prevention of Hypothermia and Other Conditions Common to Exercising in the Cold.

Friday December 8, 2017
Using And Reading Glucose Testers
In this segment we will review how to use a glucose tester and how to interpret the results.

Friday December 22, 2017
Preparing and Administering a Glucagon injection
In this segment we will review preparing a glucagon injection device and proper administration of glucagon injection to an athlete suffering severe hypoglycemia.

Register for Corresponding White Paper Webinar:
Friday December 29th, 2017: Management and Prevention Hypoglycemia in the Athlete.

Friday January 12, 2018
Equipment Removal Protocols: Hockey vs. Football
In this segment we will look at how equipment removal protocols for hockey differ from football.

Friday January 26, 2018
The Scoop Stretcher is an Effective Transfer Device in Hockey
We take to the rink to demonstrate the effectiveness of the scoop stretcher in transferring an injured hockey player.  Spoiler alert!  We did a prior segment that showed how the scoop was a “no go” in football.

Register for Corresponding White Paper Webinar:
January 29th, 2018: Care and Management of Pneumothorax.

Friday February 9, 2018
Advanced Airway Management with BLS Equipment
Believe it or not!  In most cases you can provide the same high level airway management using BLS adjuncts that is provided by airway management physicians and paramedics practicing in the professional sports setting.  We’ll show you how.

Friday February 23, 2018
Enhanced Vital Signs Trending
In this segment we will show how SMC’s Enhanced Vitals Signs Trending Report can be used to differentiate between a serious condition requiring transport from a non-critical condition that can wait for an office visit.

Register for Corresponding White Paper Webinar:
Monday February 26th: Performing HQ CPR in Athletics

Friday March 9, 2018
Sample Asthma And Anaphylaxis Protocols
You guessed it.  In this segment we will provide samples of asthma and anaphylaxis protocols to help you implement best practice standards in your setting.

Friday March 23, 2018
Various EAIs Used to Administer Epinephrine to An Athlete Suffering Anaphylaxis
In this segment we will review how to administer epinephrine using various auto injectors presently on the market.

Register for Corresponding White Paper Webinar:
Monday March 26th, 2018: Management and Prevention of Asthma and Anaphylaxis in Athletics

Friday April 13, 2018
Scary!  Equipment Removal Protocols: Lacrosse vs. Football
We take to the LAX field to see how equipment management protocols are different in LAX relative to football.  I hope the weather is nice!

Friday April 27, 2018
High Impact Kevlar Padding, Chest Protectors, and Heart Guards
We are curious to know how these products effect our ability to complete emergency response tasks so we are going to try them out for real!

Register for Corresponding White Paper Webinar:
Monday April 30th, 2018: Commotio Cordis

Friday May 11, 2018
Tarp Assisted Cooling With Ocillation:  The TACO Method Of Cooling an Athlete Suffering Heat Exhaustion.
We review how effective, inexpensive, and easy this protocol can be.

Friday May 25, 2018
Review of the Megamover
In this segment we assess the effectiveness of the Megamover to help transfer an athlete in and out of a cold water immersion tank.

Register for Corresponding White Paper Webinar:
In this segment we will discuss various exertional heat illness management techniques that can be easily and inexpensively employed during summer sports camps and events.

%d bloggers like this: