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Carol Biddington, Mary Popovich, Noel Kupczyk and Joni Roh

Context:

Certified athletic trainers (ATCs) must be able to manage sport-related emergencies.

Objective:

To report emergency medical services (EMS) directors’ perception of how ATCs manage emergencies and ATCs’ comfort level in managing them.

Design:

2 descriptive questionnaires.

Participants:

EMS directors (n = 64) were asked about their perceptions of ATCs’ ability to handle emergencies. ATCs (n = 224) identified their comfort level with handling emergencies.

Results:

EMS directors who had preseason meetings with ATCs had a significantly better perception of the ATCs’ ability to handle emergencies than did those who did not have preseason meetings. ATCs with advanced certifications (emergency medical technician-basic, emergency medical technician-paramedic, and automated external defibrillator) were more comfortable handling emergencies than those without.

Conclusions:

EMS directors and ATCs revealed that ATCs could manage most emergencies that might arise in athletic activities. ATCs had a higher perception of their own ability to manage emergency situations than did the EMS directors.

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Daniel Trampf

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Jennifer Bricker Bone and Mary D. Fry

Objective:

To determine whether athletes’ perceptions of social support from their certified athletic trainers (ATCs) were related to their beliefs about the rehabilitation process.

Design:

Division I athletes (N = 57) completed a survey including measures of social support and beliefs about rehabilitation.

Participants:

Division I college athletes (35 men, 22 women) who had sustained an injury that caused them to miss no less than 5 consecutive days.

Measurements:

The Social Support Survey (SSS) and the Sports Injury Rehabilitation Beliefs Survey (SIRBS).

Results:

Results revealed significant correlations between the SSS and the SIRBS scales only for athletes who had sustained severe injuries. Multiple-regression analyses revealed that the SSS scales were significant predictors of each of the SIRBS scales.

Conclusions:

Results suggest that when severely injured athletes perceive that their ATCs provide strong social support, they are more likely to believe in their rehabilitation programs.

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Joe Godek

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Carrie S. Baker and Gary B. Wilkerson

 = traditional model. Table 5 Years of Experience Years as ATC TM PCM 0–5 22% (5/23) 33% (7/21) 6–10 26% (6/23) 24% (5/21) 11–15 26% (6/23) 5% (1/21) ≥ 16 26% (6/23) 38% (8/21) Abbreviations: ATC = Certified Athletic Trainer; PCM = patient-centered model; TM = traditional model. Univariable analyses identified

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Stephanie M. Mazerolle and Chantel Hunter

Married 2 Masters Bennett 34 Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) 15 Married 1 Masters Chris 38 Head 16 Married 2 Bachelors Camden 44 Head 21 Married 4 Bachelors Chase 40 Assistant 16 Married 2 Bachelors David 43 Assistant 17 Married 2 Masters Eddie 35 Associate 13 Married 4 Masters Emmett 46 Head 25 Married