Cogent Steps is pleased to offer the Emergency Response for the Athlete Recertification Course.
There are 2 options for the recertification course: a 1 day live session with self-study prerequisites or a virtual blended course.
Course objectives are the same for both the VIRTUAL and LIVE
Course Objectives: The ERA Recertification courses serves as a review of the concepts of the initial Acute Injury and Illness Course, specifically
- Discuss how the Emergency Response System works in the student’s particular locale.
- Discuss the legal ramifications of cases presented in care of athletes
- Understand the state practice act as it pertains to each student’s licensed locale
- Demonstrate during practice and practicals appropriate prevention of disease transmission and appropriate precautions, including venue specific considerations
- Successful perform a primary and secondary assessment on a simulated injured athlete
- Explain and demonstrate the appropriate use of emergency oxygen
- Demonstrate the use of a metered dose inhaler
- Explain the use of an EpiPen for anaphylaxis
- Describe the chain of survival and risks for cardiac emergencies in sports
- Maintain knowledge of skills in CPR and AED use (certification offered prn)
- Understand the various blood rules in sports as it pertains to immediate care
- Describe the differences in wound care supplies based on the sport rules and regulations
- Evaluate and treat open wounds with the appropriate materials
- Evaluate and treat acute sprains, strains, dislocations, and fractures with appropriate materials
- Perform an assessment of the abdomen and care for injuries
- Perform an assessment of the thorax and care for injuries
- Understand the increased risks of eye and facial injuries in sports and explain appropriate treatment
- Complete a SCAT 5 concussion evaluation on a simulated patient
- Understand the immediate care of athletes sustaining exertional heat illness
- Review the appropriate care of the spine injured athlete
- Demonstrate spinal restricted motion on an athlete with suspected spine injury.
Both the ERA Recertification LIVE and VIRTUAL course are blended with students completing online didactic work, and then a one-day LIVE session in person for review and testing or a one-day ZOOM session . The approximate time involved is 10 hours:
Prerequisite work didactic: 2 hours. Each student will choose from a list of immersive courses and complete one as part of the online didactic work to provide more in-depth knowledge of specific acute injuries and illness. Separate CEU’s will be offered for an immersive course.
Each module has an online test that requires a score of 80% for passing.