T&C Story: Upgrading Protocols

In the May/June issue of Training & Conditioning there was a wonderful article about keeping current with protocols, especially with concussion protocols, written by Phil Hossler, MS, ATC;

In response to the heightened amount of attention currently focused on the issue, it is critical for athletic trainers to upgrade their policies and procedures for dealing with this injury. It is no longer acceptable to simply record, evaluate, and monitor a concussed athlete. We must now develop a “portfolio” mentality when handling concussions, which entails a more collaborative and documented approach.

This is a very good point and one that athletic trainers should be cognizant of; during our “off-season” of sorts is a great time to get things in order.  Just as emergency action plans (EAP) are necessary for documentation and implementation of emergency procedures, Continue reading