Cogent Steps is pleased to offer the Emergency Response for the Athlete Recertification Course. Our ERA Recertification Course is also offered to individuals who have previously been certified in Acute Injury and Illness by another provider. Click here to learn more and to verify your previous certification.
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.