Full course description
This course will review current industry standards and best practice protocols for a safe return to play during the COVID-19 pandemic. A general overview of necessary planning steps is reviewed in addition to in depth discussion of return to campus and return to training and competition. Practical application examples are given throughout the course.
Return to campus considerations are discussed including student-athlete return to campus as well as staff return to campus. Pre-participation examination differences during the pandemic are reviewed, and elements of appropriate daily screening components are presented. Finally, return to training and competition concerns are addressed including sanitation considerations, proper spacing for practice and in the athletic training clinic, safe return to training after a long period of inactivity, safe acclimatization and ending with return to competition.
Course content includes recordings from the RMU Webinar, "COVID-19 Preparedness and Implications on the Athletic Trainer" presented on June 9, 2020, by Jennifer L. Brodeur, Director of Sports Medicine and Head Athletic Trainer at the University of Massachusetts. Course resources and references include guidelines and documents from national organizations.
This course qualifies for 3 'Category A' credits under the BOC for Athletic Trainers.
Information was current at the time of this webinar. Due to the ever-changing nature of COVID-19 and our increased understandings based on current research findings, please note that while the information contained herein is sound, we encourage you to consult current CDC, state, or special organizational (i.e, NATA, HSFA, NSCA) guidelines while making decisions.