A basic medical kit would include: 2-inch tape, power flex, pre-wrap, scissors, heel and lace pads, alcohol wipes, gauze, non-adherent pads, Band-Aids, gloves, cotton swabs, neosporin, a CPR mask, and hand sanitizer.
A more detail kit would additionally have elasticon, leuko tape, adherent spray, bio-freeze, ace bandages, triangle bandages, ibuprofen, benadryl, saline solution, cough drop, and glucose/ hard candy.
Side line emergency supplies are AED, splint bag, and a spine board with straps.
The items in the basic medical kit are important because it has basic first aid equipment and the essential taping supplies. This is the minimum any of us athletic training students should have on our body’s during events.
The items in a more detailed kit are important because it allows the athletic trainer to do more and different types of tape/ wrap jobs. Additionally, it has items to treat athletes on site for pain and illnesses.
The side line emergency supplies are important to have because if something catastrophic does happen athletic trainers are prepared to treat broken bones, cardiac conditions, and spinal/ head traumas.
While clinicaling with Chaypin and Hannah, I had the opportunity to experience a lot of rehabs this week. I did a ACL rehab and lumbar rehab. The ACL rehab was pretty cool because it was a pool rehab. She ran laps, did squats, used resisting flippers and did hip 4 ways. It was interesting to lead her on these exercises. I sat and watched for the most part, but I also tried to encourage her too since this was her first time doing a pool rehab. The Lumbar rehab was a bit different. The AT had warned me that this patient sometimes slacks in form and might give attitude if told to correct something. So going into this rehab I didn’t really know what to expect. I watched her pretty closely checking her form. Despite a few bad reps here and there I didn’t think she was slacking. She definitely didn’t give me an attitude either. Again, I just tried to encourage her to keep doing good reps, and she ultimately finished pretty fast. I think it was good to experience these rehabs because I got to work with two different personalities, but ultimately still achieve a good outcome.
This week I got 15 attempts.
This is where I do my weekly clinical blog assignment. There is either a prompt I am responding to, or I just talk about something exciting I saw during the week.