Introducing Skull Sessions- Oct Newsletter

Sports Medicine Concepts launched Skull Sessions, the company’s sports emergency care podcast on September 18th, 2019 with a series looking at the current state of football head protection. Skull Sessions’ inaugural episode features a conversation between SMC Program Director, Mike Cendoma and Thad Ide, Sr. VP of Research and Product Development at Riddell. During the conversation, Mr. Cendoma and Mr. Ide sat down to discuss a range of topics including the role Riddell has played in the evolution of football head protection, the relevance of standardized football helmet testing protocols and helmet rating systems, the new Riddell SpeedFlex Precision Fit Diamond technology, and the future of football head protection.


Sports Medicine Concepts used its RPSH or Record of Perceived Safe Handling Index to completed a review of Riddell’s new SpeedFlex Precision Fit Diamond football helmet in preparation for Riddell’s visit to the Skull Sessions studio. The RPSH is designed to provide medical teams with a general rating of a product’s effect on their ability to complete various critical care tasks and safe handling maneuvers relative to a model condition. The results of the Riddell SpeedFlex Precision Fit Diamond RPSH Review and the Skull Sessions podcast can be seen on SMC’s YouTube Channel. Search for Skulls Sessions in your favorite podcast app.


Skulls Sessions will continue its series on the current state of football head protection with visits from VICIS and LIGHT Helmets. RPSH Reviews of the VICIS Zero1 and LIGHT Helmet are underway in preparation for their respective visits. RPSH Reviews will also be conducted on Xenith’s Shadow and X2E+ helmets, and the Schutt F7. Special Skull Session invitations have been extended to Xenith and Schutt in hopes that they too will visit and provide their perspectives on the current state and future of football head protection. Be sure to subscribe to Skull Sessions to be notified when new content becomes available.


Skull Sessions will also be welcoming other special guests to discuss a variety of sports emergency care topics. In December Skull Sessions welcomes Dr. Erik Swartz, PhD, ATC, FNATA to discuss spinal immobilization vs. spinal motion restriction. Skull Sessions will kick off 2020 with a visit from Spantan Dynamics, maker of the Spantan Motorized Spine Board. SMC will be conducting an extensive review of the motorized spine board leading up to and following their visit. Leading into the Spring, Skull Sessions will welcome Keenan Robinson, Head Athletic Trainer for USA Swimming and long time Green Bay Packers Athletic Trainer, Pepper Burrus (Ret) in studio to discuss special venue emergency action planning.


Skull Sessions has been developed to be a valuable source of information to help sports health care professionals prepare to provide |FLAWLESS| care while serving as a source of content to help clinical educators prepare their students to be a valuable member of today’s multi-disciplined sports medicine team.
Watch Skull Session on Sports Medicine Concepts’ YouTube Channel or search for Skull Sessions in your favorite podcast app. Be sure to subscribe to Skull Sessions to be notified when new content becomes available.
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