What is an Athletic Trainer?
Athletic Trainers are skilled health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to provide preventative services, emergency care, evaluation, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. Athletic trainers work under the direction of a physician as prescribed by state licensure statutes. The athletic training academic curriculum and clinical training follows the medical model. Athletic trainers must graduate from an accredited baccalaureate or master's program and are licensed in the state of Indiana.
Coverage and Services
Pulaski Memorial Hospital will provide an Athletic Trainer for coverage during student-athlete participation in IHSAA athletic events, games, practices, etc. The Athletic Trainer will also play a role in determining playing and participation status, as well as return to play status. Typical services provided by Athletic Trainers:
- Preventative services (education, prophylactic and protective equipment)
- Injury and Illness evaluation and management
- Consultation/Referral to appropriate medical personnel (primary care providers/emergent care)
- Screening and Testing (ImPACT pre/post testing for concussion)
- Communication with athletes, parents, coaches, school administration and staff