Emergency Medical Response for Non-EMS Personnel

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Rick Joreitz PT, DPT, SCS, ATC

Emergency Medical Response for Non-EMS Personnel

Course Provider: American Safety & Health Institute

Dates: Feb 1-2, 2020

Intended Audience: Physical therapists who wish to become Board-certified Sports Clinical Specialists require certification in Acute Management of Injury and Illness for conditions encountered in sports medicine.

Price, current board certified sports specialists: $450

Current Board Certified PT Registration:


Price, those who wish to become board certified: $350

Current Student/Resident Registration:


All proceeds from this course will be donated to the Foundation for Physical Therapy as part of the Mercer-Marquette Challenge

 Sorry, but we are unable to issue refunds

Course Description

Physical therapists who work with athletes on and off the field need to excel in the acute management of injuries and illnesses commonly seen in the sports medicine setting. This course tests your competency in this subject, as part of the Sports Description of Specialty Practice (DSP). The course will consist of a didactic and lab component, reviewing the recognition and appropriate care of athletes in emergent situations both on and off the field. A written test and lab practical will assess proficiency in each area.

Content Areas:

  • Emergency management systems and emergency action plans
  • Legal issues 
    • Laws, ethics and morals
    • Scope of practice
  • Disease transmission
  • Primary and Secondary Assessment
  • Airway emergencies and oxygen
  • Epipen administration
  • Chain of survival and cardiac emergencies
    • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation 
    • Automated external defibrillation 
  • Injury incidence, etiology, & management 
    • Bleeding & wound management 
    • Head injuries 
      • Concussion recognition and management 
    •  Spine injuries 
      • Equipment removal 
      • Spine boarding 
    • Facial injuries 
      • Nasal and ocular 
    • Chest, thorax, and abdominal injuries 
    • Injuries to the extremities 
      • Fracture & dislocation recognition
      • Splinting
    • Environmental conditions in sports
      • Heat and cold illnesses/emergencies
      • Lightning, altitude injuries


Day 1 8:00-6:00
Introductions and Overview 8:00
Emergency management systems – including EAPs 8:15
Legal/Scope of Practice 8:30
Primary and Secondary Survey – including Lab  9:00
Break 10:00
CPR and AED Review – including Lab 10:15
Environmental emergencies in athletes 11:15
Lunch 12:00
Disease transmission, Bleeding, Wound Care – including Lab with glove removal 1:00
Airway Emergencies and Epipen usage  2:30
Break 3:30
Shock 3:45
Orthopedic injuries to extremities and splinting – including Lab 4:15
Day 2 8:00-4:30
Review 8:00
Spine injuries – including spine boarding with equipment removal.  

Includes a break

Lunch 12:00
Head injuries and Concussion 1:00
Facial, chest, abdominal injuries – including Lab 2:00
Break 2:45
Written Test and Practical 3:00

Speaker: Rick Joreitz PT, DPT, SCS, ATC

October 12, 2019 |

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