Why you need an athletic trainer for concussion care
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WHY YOU NEED AN ATHLETIC TRAINER
Athletic trainers receive specific training in concussion management.
Athletic trainers are typically the first healthcare provider to evaluate the athlete for a possible concussion on the sideline.
Athletic trainers provide important concussion education to student athletes, parents, coaches and school staff.
STANDARD OF CARE
Schools with athletic trainers are at least 4 times more likely to recognize and diagnose concussions than schools without them.
50% of concussed athletes in high schools with low athletic trainer availability underwent a return-to-play protocol, versus 100% at schools with high athletic trainer availability.
Athletic trainers complete annual continuing education to ensure they're up to date on best practices in concussion care.
50% of schools currently have athletic training coverage; if you don't, you're leaving athletes at risk.