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On-Field Care of the Injured Athlete

Presented by

Piedmont Healthcare and UGA Orthopedics and Sports Medicine logo

July 22, 2021

7:30am - 12pm

University of Georgia | West End Zone
100 Sanford Drive, Athens, GA 30602

The University of Georgia Sports Medicine Team and Piedmont Athens Sports Medicine are uniting to empower Secondary School Athletic Trainers to respond to on field emergencies.  The education event will provide the latest information and tools to care for injured athletes.



7:30am - 8:00am
Breakfast and Registration
8:00am - 8:15am
Opening Remarks
8:15am - 8:45am
Sudden Cardiac Arrest
Glenn Henry, MA, Paramedic
8:45am - 9:15am
Managing Exertional Heat Illness and the Sickle Cell Athlete
Dr. Fred Reifsteck, MD
9:15am - 9:45am
Orthopedic Trauma and Care
Kelly Ward, PA-C, ATC
9:45am - 10:30am
Acute Spinal Care and Management
Ron Courson, PT, ATC, LAT
10:30am - 11:30am
Lab Break Out, EHI, Spinal Motion Restriction, Equipment Removal
UGA Sports Medicine Staff
11:30am - 12:00pm
Recognition of Adolescent Mental Health Crisis
Dr. Davis Paulk, MD


  • Explain recent changes in standards of care for the patient in cardiac arrest.
  • Compare and contrast the signs, symptoms, and treatment of an athlete suffering exertional heat illness and sickle cell crisis.
  • Apply appropriate on field stabilization for orthopedic trauma.
  • Discuss acute spinal injury care and practice on field management.
  • Recognize trends in adolescent mental health crisis and discuss the development of referral plans.

*Total 3.5 of Category A Continuing Education

Piedmont Healthcare, Athens Regional (P10211) is approved by the  Board of Certification, Inc to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for a maximum of 2.5 Category A hours / CEU’s. AT’s should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.

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