Connecticut Athletic Trainers’ Association releases interactive online concussion education for all involved along the concussion continuum.
July 28, 2011—The Connecticut Athletic Trainers’ Association (CATA), a leading resource in concussion education for health care professionals, athletes, coaches and parents, announced today it has forged a relationship with Sport Safety International; , a medical consulting firm that specializes in providing expert advice in the area of sport safety and injury prevention, to help introduce “Concussion Wise™” an online concussion education program designed for athletic trainers, coaches, parents, athletes and other health care professionals. The program will be made available immediately.
“Concussion Wise™” is designed to meet the educational needs of athletic trainers, coaches, parents, athletes and other health care providers throughout the nation
“Concussion Wise™” will focus on the latest scientific and evidence based research of concussion education, prevention and management. Ad
ditionally the course is designed to provide help provide an understanding key point of concussion legislation in Connecticut.
“The demand for concussion education for the people along the concussion continuum has been accelerating over recent months,” said Vicky Graham, CATA President. “As an organization that fully supports Connecticut Public Act 10-62 (the Connecticut Concussion Act) and one of the leading resources in concussion education, it was important to the CATA to provide to our membership as well the public and other healthcare providers access to this comprehensive concussion online learning opportunity.”
“We are thrilled to be working with the CATA to offer a program that meets the needs of the CATA, its members and the Connecticut community as a whole” said Dr. Robb Rehberg, a partner with Sport Safety International and author of the ConcussionWise™ program. “The course provides a quality educational opportunity for all involved on the concussion continuum who may not have the time or flexibility in their schedules to attend additional symposiums or lectures”
ConcussionWise™ courses are available at http://www.CATA.org/
ABOUT THE CONNECTICUT ATHLETIC TRAINERS’ ASSOCIATION
The Connecticut Athletic Trainers’ Ass
ociation (CATA) strives to improve the quality of health care for athletes, patients and clients and enhance the profession of Athletic Training, through leadership, education, and cooperative efforts with other organizations and allied health professions.
Athletic training is practiced by athletic trainers, health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to optimize activity and participation of patients and clients. Athletic training encompasses the prevention, diagnosis, and intervention of emergency, acute, and chronic medical conditions involving impairment, functional limitations, and disabilities.
ABOUT SPORT SAFETY INTERNATIONAL
The mission of Sport Safety International is to promote injury prevention and safe participation in physical activity and sports by providing the highest quality educational programming to athletes, parents, coaches, and sports medicine professionals.
For more information please visit: http://www.sportsafetyinternational.org/