Delaware Athletic Trainers’ Association releases interactive online concussion education for all involved along the concussion continuum. December 7, 2011—Teamwork is necessary in the educational process about concussions. Coaches, parents, athletes, athletic trainers and other medical personnel should view videos and interactive presentations, read information sheets, and be active in observing the signs and symptoms of concussions. The Delaware Athletic Trainers’ (DATA) a leading resource in concussion education for health care professionals, athletes, coaches and parents, announced today it has forged a relationship with Sport Safety International; , a medical consulting firm that specializes in providing expert advice in the area of sport safety and injury prevention, to help introduce “Concussion Wise™”.
Concussion Wise™ is an online concussion education program designed for athletic trainers, coaches, parents, athletes and other health care professionals. The course will focus on the latest scientific and evidence based research of concussion education, prevention and management. It covers amongst other things awareness, preparedness and prevention. Upon successful completion of any of the courses the participant will receive a certificate. The program will be made available immediately. “The Delaware Athletic Trainers’ Association is proud to announce our partnership with Sport Safety International and our capability to provide this comprehensive concussion learning opportunity” stated Dan Watson, president of the Delaware Athletic Trainers’ Association .
“This education program helps support the concussion law sign by Governor Markell in August, and ensures that everyone who is involved in concussion care can be educated with a quality course, “ continued Watson. “We are very happy to be working with the DATA to offer a program that meets the needs of the DATA, its members and the Delaware community as a whole” said Dr. Robb Rehberg, a partner with Sport Safety International and author of the ConcussionWise™ program. “The importance of education and teamwork in the recognition, treatment, and healing process of concussions cannot be overstated.” according to Rehberg ConcussionWise™ courses are available at www.delata.org
ABOUT THE DELAWARE ATHLETIC TRAINERS’ ASSOCIATION The Delaware Athletic Trainers Association (DATA) looks ensure the quality of healthcare for the physically active in the state of Delaware while advancing the profession of athletic training through education and research. For more information please visit: www.delata.org
ABOUT SPORT SAFETY INTERNATIONAL The mission of Sport Safety International is to promote injury prevention and safe participation in physical activity and sports by providing the highest quality educational programming to athletes, parents, coaches, and sports medicine professionals. For more information please visit: http://www.sportsafetyinternational.org