PREREQUISITE INTERDISCIPLINARY MEDICAL TEAM TRAINING PROGRAMS
Sports Medicine Concepts offers specific training for interdisciplinary team medical personnel to acquire the skills and training necessary to participate in sports emergency care training.
SMC’s In 2Min or Less!® Philosophy
The AHA’s Chain of Survival says that delivery of critical care within 4min of an accident significantly improves outcomes. That is fine for the lay rescue, but as medical providers working in the athletic environment, we have a few distinct advantages.
First, if an accident is going to happen, we know where it is going to happen; in the confines of the athletic venue.
Second, we know who it is going to happen to; anyone of the athletes, coaches, or officials within the venue.
Three, we know when it is going to happen; within the course of events. And four, we have a good idea what is going to happen; every sport has injury trends and mechanisms that are more common within.
Armed with this knowledge SMC holds that we should all be prepared for a |FLAWLESS| response within 2 min! When we train to provide |FLAWLESS| response within 2Min, we have another 2Min to deal with response issues that inevitably surface during the organized chaos that is emergency response and still hit the vital 4Min Chain of Survival benchmark associated with improved outcomes.
CPR TrainingThe AHA’s BLS Provider Course reflects science and education from the Latest Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC. It teaches both single-rescuer and team basic life support skills for application in both prehospital and in-facility environments, with a focus on high-quality CPR and team dynamics. In the Instructor-led course, students participate in simulated clinical scenarios and learning stations. Students work with an AHA BLS Instructor to complete BLS skills practice and skills testing. Students also complete a written exam. This course is also offered as a hybrid program.
ACLSAdvanced Cardiac Life Support The AHA’s ACLS course builds on the foundation of lifesaving BLS skills, emphasizing the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR. Reflects science and education from the American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC). This program is for healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies and for personnel in emergency response. The ACLS course teaches
- Basic life support skills, including effective chest compressions, use of a bag-mask device, and use of an AED
- Recognition and early management of respiratory and cardiac arrest
- Recognition and early management of peri-arrest conditions such as symptomatic bradycardia
- Airway management
- Related pharmacology
- Management of ACS and stroke
- Effective communication as a member and leader of a resuscitation team
ACLS – EPAdvanced Cardiac Life Support – Experience Provider The ACLS Experienced Provider course is for those who are proficient in performing BLS and ACLS skills, reading and interpreting ECGs, understanding ACLS pharmacology; and who regularly lead or participate in emergency assessment and treatment of prearrest, arrest, or postarrest patients. The ACLS – EP Course Teaches:
- Demonstrate proficiency in providing BLS care, including prioritizing chest compressions and integrating use of an AED
- Recognize and manage respiratory arrest
- Recognize and manage cardiac arrest until termination of resuscitation or transfer of care, including post–cardiac arrest care
ITLSInternational Trauma Life Support ITLS courses give the student the knowledge and hands-on skills to take better care of trauma patients. ITLS stresses rapid assessment, appropriate intervention and identification of immediate life threats. The ITLS framework for rapid, appropriate and effective trauma care is a global standard that works in any situation. ITLS courses combine classroom learning, hands-on skills stations, and assessment stations that put learning to work in simulated trauma scenarios. Each ITLS course includes an evidence-based course manual with in-depth content written and edited by trauma care experts based on current research. ITLS courses are designed, managed and delivered by course directors, coordinators and instructors experienced in EMS, pre-hospital care and the ITLS approach. ITLS is an approved provider by the Commission on Accreditation of Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE) [formerly CECBEMS] and all ITLS courses are CAPCE certified.
POCUSPoint of Care Ultrasound Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) is a rapidly emerging methodology that quickly and more accurately assesses patients and facilitates early diagnosis. It does not replace standard ultrasound studies done by experienced ultrasonographers and radiologists. POCUS is a screening tool that allows for quick, accurate assessments and augments physical exam and history. Unlike 12 Lead EKG interpretation, this technology can be learned in modules according to provider needs.
PEARSPediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization The AHA’s PEARS (Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization) Course has been updated to reflect science in the 2015 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC. In this classroom-based, Instructor-led course, students learn how to use a systematic approach to quickly assess, recognize the cause, and stabilize a pediatric patient in an emergency situation. During PEARS, students interact with real patient cases, and realistic simulations and animations to assess and stabilize pediatric patients experiencing respiratory and shock emergencies, and cardiopulmonary arrest. PEARS prepares students to provide appropriate lifesaving interventions within the initial minutes of response until a child can be transferred to an advanced life support provider.
This program is designed for day care workers, work-place medical response teams, camp counselors and anyone who needs to provide first aid, CPR and use an AED in a non-healthcare environment.
The AHA’s Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Course is offered in both classroom instructor-led or hybrid models. This course is designed to prepare students to provide first aid, CPR, and use an automated external defibrillator (AED) use in a safe, timely, and effective manner. Upon successful completion of the course, including a first aid skills demonstration and a CPR and AED skills test, students receive a Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED course completion card, valid for two years.