In this episode, Marc and Mo are joined by special guests and sports medicine experts Bradley Nelson (Head of Athletic Medicine at the University of Minnesota) and Moin Khan (Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at McMaster University) in an informative discussion on the on-field management of sports injuries. What kind of preparation is ideal for those interested in pursuing a career that involves sports medicine coverage? What can be learned from mentors, including faculty and senior athletic trainers? What types of injuries and medical issues should one should expect to see? What pre-game preparation is needed in terms of communicating and interacting with trainers and EMS, reviewing the emergency action plan, and becoming familiar with the equipment, supports, and facilities that will available during a game? What risks, liabilities, and special considerations are potential areas of concern when on the sidelines, particularly when covering high school games involving minors? What options are available if you are the only person providing coverage? OrthoJOE Mailbag: feedback, comments, and suggestions from our audience can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org Links: 1. AOSSM online curriculum: https://www.sportsmed.org/aossmimis/Members/Education/Online_Education.aspx Keywords: Orthopaedics, JBJS, OrthoEvidence, sports medicine, sports injuries, concussion, malpractice coverage, ATLS, BTLS, advanced trauma life support, basic trauma life support, EMS, emergency medical services, AOSSM
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