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Emergency care in athletic course offered by SUBR

Release: 07/07/2017

BATON ROGUE, La. –  Southern University, a member institution of the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC), will be teaming up with Louisiana State University (LSU) in co-hosting the 2017 Emergency Care in Athletic course at LSU Tiger Stadium on the Southern Stadium Club of LSU's campus on Saturday, July 8, beginning with registration and breakfast at 7 a.m.

The course will offer a wide spectrum on emergency protocols and evaluations that may occur during the course of an athletic event. 

Topics covered include emergency evaluations, exertional illness, emergency airwave and oxygen administration, general medical emergencies, hemorrhage control, EHI: cold water immersion/rectal thermometer, anaphylaxis and asthma, airway/oxygen management, tourniquet application, hemostatic agents. 

Afternoon topics will focus instruction on head injuries, cardiac conditions, injuries to the spin, multi-person lift supine as well as the proper helmet and shoulder pad removal. 

The course will work in conjunction with the Baton Rouge General Medical Center and Louisiana State University's School of Kinesiology in realizing the goal of continuing medical education credits.

Baton Rouge General Medical Center is accredited by the Louisiana State Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baton Rouge General designates this live activity for a

maximum of 8.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Please contact Ray Castle (#225.578.7175) if special assistance is needed due to a disability recognized by the ADA and/or a dietary requirement.

Louisiana State University - School of Kinesiology (BOC AP# P3224) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers. This program is approved for a maximum of 8.5 EBP Category hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.

Upon completion of this course attendees will receive continuing education certificates via email.

Please see the attached document for the full schedule of the course syllabus.