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Athletic Training Department Holding Professional Development Day

'Atypical Situations in Athletic Training' Is Focus of Jan. 10 Workshop

December 20, 2013

Athletic trainers will step away from learning about typical injuries occurring on the field of sport to gain preparation in the event of a mass casualty incident.

Athletic trainers will step away from learning about typical injuries occurring on the field of sport to gain preparation in the event of a mass casualty incident.

Wilmington College’s Athletic Training Department and Drayer Physical Therapy Institute are teaming up to present a day of professional development programming Jan. 10, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the College.

The morning session will feature a presentation on how to prepare for a mass casualty incident such as the Boston Marathon bombing or an active shooter at a sporting event.

Sadly, what once might have been considered as unthinkable has become a reality — specialized mass casualty training can undoubtedly save lives.

Also, several case studies examined in the afternoon will cover the topics of “Emergency Injuries: Expect the Unexpected,” “Medical Response to a Mass Casualty Incident and the Tactical Athlete” and “Distal Bicep Femoris Rupture.”

The cost for athletic trainers is $60 with Wilmington College alumni and preceptors qualifying for a $10 discount.

Registration details and more information are available by contacting WC’s Jennifer Walker, M.A., A.T., at (937) 382-6661 ext. 393 or via email at jennifer_walker@wilmington.edu.

This event was postponed due to inclement weather from its originally scheduled date of Dec. 6.