This 12.5-hour course will provide the Doctor of Chiropractic with current information
concerning the evaluation and management of serious spinal and other physical injuries
and acute illnesses requiring urgent intervention in the athletic setting. The field of
prehospital emergency medical care at an athletic event is continuing to evolve. The
reality of life and death decisions can be encountered at a moment's notice in the
sporting arena. Doctors of chiropractic who are interested in providing sports chiropractic
services outside the typical clinical setting must develop a far more sophisticated
approach outside the office setting to successfully manage serious injury and illness.
The public expects the D.C. working an athletic event to work side by side with other
health care professionals to help deliver professional prehospital emergency medical
care. This course is designed to help the new doctor of chiropractic gain the knowledge,
skills and attitude necessary to be a competent, productive, and valuable member of the
emergency medical services team at an athletic event.
The course emphasizes and utilizes a lecture format followed by hands-on-learnings that
build upon the previous emergency procedure task to assist in developing both the
didactic and psychomotor skills required to meet the standard of care in the
management of emergent illness and injury in the sporting arena. The presentation is
designed to assist the doctor of chiropractic to manage emergent trauma in a setting
outside the office.