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Below are news reports, research articles, and links to episodes of Cogent Conversations, a podcast produced by Cogent Steps.

Listen to Episode 5 of Cogent Conversations now!

Listen to Episode 5 of Cogent Conversations now!   Edison (Ed) Au is this month’s special guest on Cogent Conversations! As the Paris Olympics approaches, this podcast is the perfect…

Recent study finds that women are less likely to get bystander CPR

Recent study finds that women are less likely to get bystander CPR Research from Duke University School of Medicine, published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, highlights a…

Episode 4 of Cogent Conversations is now available!

Episode 4 of Cogent Conversations is now available!   In this episode, Shelly speaks with the Marine Corps Officer Candidate School’s Head Physical Therapist Angelique Bannister and Head Athletic Trainer…

Cogent Steps is honored to be working alongside the Boston Athletic Association to provide accreditation opportunities for vital support staff during the Boston Marathon

Cogent Steps is honored to be working alongside the Boston Athletic Association to provide accreditation opportunities for vital support staff during the Boston Marathon Cogent Steps is excited to announce…

Listen now to our third episode of Cogent Conversations

Listen now to our third episode of Cogent Conversations!   Check out our newest episode of Cogent Conversations! In this episode, host Michele Weinstein speaks with Scott Larimer to discuss…

Connecticut Legislators Hear Testimony on Causes of Athletic Trainer Shortage

Connecticut Legislators Hear Testimony on Causes of Athletic Trainer Shortage Athletic Business posted an article on the shortage of athletic trainers in the state due to increased education requirements. Because…

Check out our second episode of Cogent Conversations!

Check out our second episode of Cogent Conversations!   Cogent Steps just posted the second episode of our new podcast, Cogent Conversations! In this episode, nurses Katie Powers and Maureen…

Cogent Steps is excited to announce the launch of our new podcast, Cogent Conversations!

Cogent Steps is excited to announce the launch of our new podcast, Cogent Conversations!   This monthly podcast explores the dynamic world of emergency management in sports. Each episode will…

An Overview of Emergency Response in Adaptive Athletes

Sponsored by Mass General Brigham Sports Medicine, Cogent Steps LLC presents:  An Overview of Emergency Response in Adaptive Athletes   Cogent Steps is thrilled to be partnering with Mass General…

Sports Physical Therapy Coverage in Rural Areas – How tough is tough?

Mike Evenson, DPT; Paige Borgialli, PTA (ERA certified); and Shenae Alberts, DPT (ERA certified) recently engaged in a Cogent Conversation with Cogent Steps partner Michele “Shelly” Leavitt Weinstein. They shared…

Four sentinel events in the first week of high school football? Is this a trend, or just the early season?

  Four sentinel events in the first week of high school football? Is this a trend, or just the early season? How concerned should we all be in the care of…

A Close Call: Identifying & Treating Heat Stroke

Beth Ackerman, owner and physical therapist at Athletes Training for Performance, recently spoke with Cogent Steps partner Michele “Shelly” Leavitt Weinstein to share her experience at a beach volleyball tournament…

Should Michigan State’s wide receiver Alante Brown have continued to play after being carted off the field?

Should Michigan State’s wide receiver Alante Brown have continued to play after being carted off the field? Brown suffered an injury during the game’s opening kickoff and was pulled off…

OORAH! Join the Marines to support the 48th Marine Corps Marathon weekend events.

Organizers of the Marine Corps Marathon are looking for medical volunteers to help support its weekend events, from October 28th – 29th, 2023. A variety of medical volunteer positions are…

Bronny James’ story underscores the importance of understanding cardiac arrest in young athletes

On July 24, 2023, Bronny James, the son of basketball star Lebron James, went into cardiac arrest during a basketball training session at the University of Southern California. James received…

Key takeaways from the 6th International Consensus on Sport-Related Concussion

The British Journal of Sports Medicine (BJSM) posted a new podcast on the 6th International Consensus on Concussion in Sport. This paper, summarized in the podcast, provides an overview of…

Concert hit by severe weather underscores the need to include weather in your emergency action plan (EAP)

  Incorporating weather considerations into an event’s emergency action plan is crucial. On June 21, 2023 golf ball-sized hail began to fall at a Louis Tomlinson concert at Red Rocks…

How the NFL’s emergency action plan helped save Damar Hamlin’s life

https://www.espn.com/video/clip/_/id/35406891

CSM 2023

Combined Sections Meeting is just around the corner! We want our first-time attendees, ECPs, residents, mid- and late-career members to maximize their time in San Diego! FIND ALL THE INFORMATION…

Special Course Alert: Energy Systems Considerations for the Injured Runner

ABOUT THE COURSE Energy Systems Considerations for the Injured Runner is an education course for medical professionals who manage the treatment of runners. “Runner” is defined as those who recreationally or…

It’s not if, it’s when: are you ready for a mass casualty?

Cogent Steps, in conjunction with Rocky Mountain University, recently hosted our Emergency Response for the Athlete course in Utah. In addition to the course, students were also offered the opportunity…

High school hockey player dies from injury suffered during a game

In a very tragic accident, a high school hockey player in Connecticut died after a collision during a game. According to… Posted by CogentSteps, LLC on Sunday, January 9, 2022

Injury Prevention and Exercise Performance during Cold-Weather Exercise

Winter is quickly approaching. @ACSMNews released a statement on #injuryprevention and #exerciseperformance during cold-weather exercise. Are you prepared for the winter season? https://t.co/EhLxqiTspi pic.twitter.com/sBN66J0xQm — Cogent Steps LLC. (@CogentStepsLLC) November…

Clinical research shows some evidence of cardiac abnormalities in student athletes returning to sports after COVID-19 at the university level

https://www.jacc.org/doi/10.1016/j.jcmg.2020.10.023    

HS Basketball Team Saves Player’s Life With AED

A Michigan high school boys' #basketball team took quick action to save a teammate’s life after he had a medical emergency during practice. Head Coach Kris Morgan saved his player's…

Covid-19 Vaccine’s Slow Rollout Could Portend More Problems

Far fewer people have gotten shots than expected due to disorganization and conflicting priorities among states, counties and hospitals https://www.wsj.com/articles/covid-19-vaccines-slow-rollout-could-portend-more-problems-11609525711

ERA Virtual Course Announcement & Instructions

Emergency Response for the Athlete Virtual A Blended, Virtual & Synchronous Course is being added for 2021. The ERA Virtual is approved for 2021 by ABPTS and the Sports Council…

IIRM Conference – Endurance Medicine & COVID-19: The Way Ahead

Endurance Medicine & COVID-19: The Way Ahead International endurance medicine experts will discuss the science and medical knowledge surrounding COVID-19 on day one. On day two you can learn about race-day…

Levels of Patient Access to Physical Therapists Services in the U.S.

“Although all 50 states, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands all enjoy a form of direct access to physical therapist services, provisions and limitations vary among jurisdictions. This map and the…

New law reduces barriers to athletic trainers

“After several years of collaborative work with members of Congress, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) announced Friday that the Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act was signed into law.” Read more: New…

2 Day In-Person Agenda: Updated 06-09-2020

2 Day In-Person Agenda – Updated 6-9-2020 – Click to Open File

MCMO Taco Training Video

Heat Deck Training Video

ERA Rubric Excel Spreadsheet

EAP for ERA Course

Components of EAP Boathouse Row Philly Boathouse Row Philly 1 Boathouse Row Philly 2 Boathouse Row Philly 3 Camp Chipeewa Camp Chipeewa 1 Camp Chipeewa 2 Camp Chipeewa 3 Coronado…

Exciting News About AASPT Special Interest Groups

This is to update you on some positive changes the American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy (AASPT) has made with the organization of Special Interest Groups (SIGs).

U.S. hospitals less capable of providing acute care to kids

Urgent care for children is getting harder to find. A study from 2008-2016 shows hospitals are transferring children as they lack both the resources and specialists to treat many cases…

Foul or fair play?

Foul or fair play? While attempting to stop Carson Wentz, Seahawks Jadeveon Clowney made helmet to helmet contact with Wentz. While not ruled a foul at the time, the NFL…

Joel Embiid to miss Thursday’s game due to finger injury, will see specialist

76ers star Joel Embiid dislocated his finger earlier this week. He was treated in the locker room before returning to the game, but now his status is in doubt.

Study: Concussions May Increase Risk of Suicide

Everyone knows concussions are bad. Countless studies of athletes have proven concussions can effect the brain in various ways. Now, a new study has found a possible link between concussions…

Bandaids

Like many runners, October 27, 2019 will stick in my mind for a long time. In my 16 years as medical coordinator, it was the first time it rained- buckets-…

A Tale of Two Races in One Day

Like many runners, October 27, 2019 will stick in my mind for a long time. In my 16 years as medical coordinator, it was the first time it rained- buckets-…

The Cost of Resilience: Impact of Large Scale Biological Events on Business, Finance and the Economy

Yesterday I attended a meeting of the Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense, The Cost of Resilience: Impact of Large Scale Biological Events on Business, Finance and the Economy. Former…

Physically Challenged Athletes in Tradition Running Events

More and more physically challenged athletes are participating in tradition running events. Requests for wheelchairs, handcycles, and “pushers continue to increase. Renowned wheelchair athlete, Craig Blanchette, a former Olympian and…

At What Age?

5k: Ava Johnson, Megan Crum, Aaron Westrip, Daniel Skandera 10k: Ava Johnson, Carrie Garritson, Aaron Westrip, Grattan O’Neill, Caleb Hymans Half Marathon: Tabitha Francks, Nasiya Jobe, Matthew Feibusch, Charlie Westrip,…

2017 Marine Corps Marathon

The 2017 Marine Corps Marathon was one 2nd warmest on record and the second busiest in the medical tents. Temperatures started at 53.2 degrees F and reached a max of…

Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act Signed into Law

After several years of collaborative work with members of Congress, the Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act (H.R 302/S. 808) was signed into law by President Trump Oct. 5, a monumental…

Medical Emergencies in Athletics – Instructor Materials

Below you will find all the links to view ERA Course PowerPoint Presentation materials and videos…. [list style=”bullet” color=”black”] ERA Intro Admin Intro and Overview Primary Assessment Secondary Assessment Airway…

ERA Abdominal Examination

Download the ERA Abdominal Examination document here – ERA abdominal examination 9.21.18

Abdominal Examination

Download Abdominal Examination here – Abdominal examination 9.17.18

ERA Manuscript – last updated 9.18.18

Download as Word Document – ERA manuscript 9.15.18 Download as PDF Document – ERA manuscript 9.15.18

New Emergency Response for the Athlete

Cogent Steps, LLC is pleased to announce the brand-new Emergency Response for the Athlete (ERA) course. This course has been deliberately designed and tailored for physical therapist and athletic training…

The St. Louis University EMR Experience

In Mid-January Cogent Steps taught a course to a group of students at Saint Louis University. The group is full of determined and committed students on their way to becoming…