ATEO Course - 2.0 Category A CEUS
The course is a lecture style course that will address an introduction to the parameters of communication and administration of athletic training services. Current topics are addressed in a discussion format to encourage participation of attendees.
Evidence-Based EAP for Safer Sports - 1.5 hrs
- Identify the components of emergency action planning and medical care for sport populations.
- Identity components of assessment and treatment of exertional heat illness.
- To adequately prepare for events involving critical injury, develop an Emergency Action Plan.
- Familiarize your staff with the plan and proper implementation. Review the plan regarding activation of emergency medical personnel.
- Specify the roles of each team member in the event of an injury.
The course is a lecture style course that reviews the components of the emergency action plan including role delineation of the team. The course also includes environmental challenges including exertion heat illness and lightning with best practices referenced in lecture format.
- Summarize and apply the concepts of procedures versus policy relative to administration of athletic healthcare.
- Compare the challenges and differences in providing healthcare v. coverage.
- Analyze components of medical care for sport populations.
Evidence-Based Provision of Medical Services for Collegiate and HS Programs - 1.5 hrs
The course is a lecture style course that reviews the best practice provision of medical services for collegiate and high school programs. The course provides references for athletic trainers to utilize best practices of independent medical care to provide autonomy for the healthcare team.
- Athletic Trainers
- Physical Therapists
There are no fees associated with this course.
Faculty -- Rod Walters, DA, ATC
An innovative professional, Rod Walters has enjoyed a storied career as a collegiate athletic trainer. Most recently, Walters has provided outstanding consultations and is a much-sought after public speaker through Walters Inc. – Consultants in Sports Medicine. Rod Walters was involved in the care and prevention of student-athlete injuries for twenty-seven years on college campuses from Hickory, North Carolina (Lenoir-Rhyne College) to Boone, North Carolina (Appalachian State University) to Columbia, South Carolina (University of South Carolina). Walters has provided program review and high profile investigations to matters secondary to sports participation. His expertise is well respected in the profession. Based upon his experience, Walters has been a highly sought expert witness for matters related to sports injury. The National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) Hall of Fame Athletic Trainer expanded his service to a consulting role in 2007. Clients include the Professional Baseball Umpires of MLB, the NFL and the Big 12 Conference, where he provides monitoring services to further assist with concussions. Walters was the lead ATC Spotter for the 2019 Super Bowl. Walters was recognized as the 2011 Distinguished Athletic Training Alumni Award from Middle Tennessee State University and likewise the 2018 Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award from the University of South Carolina.
As the lead investigator of the exertional heat stroke death of University of Maryland student- athlete, Walters acclaimed national media for the report and investigation. Walters was asked to direct the University’s inaugural Athletic Medicine Review Board, and is also serving the University of Georgia on their Athletic Medicine Review Board. Through evidenced-based education courses, Walters offers seminars on a variety of topics including concussion care, hamstring injuries, casting and splinting techniques. His attendees range from high school athletic trainers to the entire NFL. Walters offers a behind the scenes presentation to the issues with concussion care, the mitigation of forces, and the challenges going forward with patient care on all levels.