First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor Training

Tuesday, June 26 2018
7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.



Athletic trainers are required by the BOC to maintain Emergency Cardiac Care (ECC) certification. This creates the need for more access to ECC instructors. It is anticipated that athletic department programs, in best practice, will also certify their coaches and staff/faculty in CPR. The ATs who attend this training will be positioned to provide that training. This increases ATs involvement in disseminating this information and is another way to heighten ATs visibility and contributions.

Completion of the course certifies students to teach CPR, AED and First Aid and Lay Responder Training and if they choose to do so participants will also be able to bridge online to be able to teach the CPR/PRO classes.

The certification will be through American Red Cross (ARC.)

A recertification of CPR/PRO will be conducted at the beginning of the course. Successful participants will receive their ECC card, which satisfies the BOC requirement, and their instructor certification will be entered, by the instructor, into their ARC profile.


Participants will be able to:

  • Identify the tools necessary to conduct an American Red Cross (AR) CPR/AED/FA course.
  • Apply the different lessons while evaluating their skills and techniques.
  • Explain all skills associated with CPR for the Professional Rescuer.

Leonard Angelli, MS, ATC, LAT

CEUs are not issued for this course. However, the BOC has indicated that 4 CEUs can be claimed under Category D.

Audience: ATs – certified professionals and associates

Cost: $410 for members and $510 for non-members.

Students must provide proof of a valid FA/CPR/AED Red Cross certificate. Enrollment is for both the online and live course. The online course must be completed prior to class attendance. Access to the online course will be provided by Mr. Angelli.

Students must bring a pocket mask and have access to a digital or paper copy of the instructors and participant manual.

Course Outline

  • Introduction
  • Recertification for CPR/PRO – Students will be tested on their CPR/AED skills at the beginning of the class, and must be able to perform all of the skills properly without hesitation.
  • Lecture – Attendees will be led in the pedagogy of becoming a qualified ARC instructor.
  • Lab – The course is designed to have each student lead three practice teaching sessions throughout the course of the day. The sessions are staged from basic skill steps leading up to complete full lesson delivery. Each candidate will also provide feedback to each of their classmates. They will also be given feedback by the instructor team. The outcomes of each session will determine the participant’s readiness to successfully pass the class.
  • Evaluation – Upon completion of the course work, each instructor candidate will have ample time to ask questions prior to taking the exam at the end of the class. The instructors will complete a multiple-choice test consisting of 25 questions which must be passed with a score of 80% or better.

Level: Advanced



Assisting Individuals in Crisis

ATs Care Committee Pre-Conference 2-Day Workshop
Monday, June 25 and Tuesday, June 26
9:00am-5:00pm; 7:30am-3:30pm



Athletic Trainers identified during a research survey that while many have been directly affected by a critical incident during their professional or personal lives, they do not feel adequately prepared to respond during the aftermath of a critical incident with crisis intervention.

Crisis Intervention is NOT psychotherapy; rather, it is a specialized acute emergency mental health intervention, which requires specialized training. As physical first aid is to surgery, crisis intervention is to psychotherapy. Thus, crisis intervention is sometimes called “emotional first aid”. This program is designed to teach participants the fundamentals of, and a specific protocol for, individual crisis intervention. This course is designed for anyone who desires to increase their knowledge of individual (one-on-one) crisis intervention techniques in the fields of Business & Industry, Crisis Intervention, Disaster Response, Education, Emergency Services, Employee Assistance, Healthcare, Homeland Security, Mental Health, Military, Spiritual Care, and Traumatic Stress.

Completion of this workshop is required to be eligible to apply for an ATs Care CISM team.



Participants will be able to:

  • Understand the natures and definitions of a psychological crisis and psychological crisis intervention
  • Understand the resistance, resiliency and recovery continuum
  • Understand the nature and definition of critical incident stress management and its role as a continuum of care
  • Practice basic crisis communication techniques
  • Be familiar with common psychological and behavioral crisis reactions
  • Understand the putative and empirically derived mechanisms of action in psychological crisis intervention
  • Practice the SAFER-Revised model of individual psychological crisis intervention
  • Understand how the SAFER-Revised model may be altered for suicide intervention
  • Understand and discuss the risks of iatrogenic “harm” associated with psychological crisis intervention and will further discuss how to reduce those risks.


Instructor – Timothy Neal, MS, ATC

Category: 13 CEUs can be claimed under Category D.

Audience: ATs – certified professionals and associates

Cost: $310 for members

Course Outline:

  • Psychological crisis and psychological crisis intervention
  • Resistance
  • Resiliency
  • Recovery continuum
  • Critical incident stress management
  • Evidence-based practice for intervention
  • Basic crisis communication techniques
  • Common psychological and behavioral crisis reactions
  • Putative and empirically derived mechanisms
  • SAFER-Revised model
  • Suicide intervention
  • Risks of iatrogenic “harm”.

Level: Essential



Performing Arts Workshop

11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

CEUs: 4.5

Cost: $67.50 for professionals


  • Identify performance techniques in performing artists, apply key examination procedures used, and discuss treatment and return to performance approaches.
  • Identify preventative measures in the performing artists and key assessment measures should an issue/injury occur.
  • Identify key objectives needed in designing, implementing, and maintaining a dance medicine program.

Target Audience: ATs currently in and interested in the performing arts settings.

Level of Difficulty: Advanced

Format: Lecture



11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Building a Dance Medicine Program
Lindsay Gastright, MLA, ATC, LAT


Participants will be able to:

  • Analyze critical thinking and creative strategies to create a comprehensive dance medicine program.
  • Apply critical thinking and creative strategies to create a comprehensive dance medicine program.

Domain: Healthcare Administration and Professional Responsibility


12:15 – 1:00 p.m.

Concussions and Management for the Performing Artist
Gregory Stewart, MD


Participants will be able to:

  • Apply the latest research in concussion management to the performing artist population.

Domains: Examination, Assessment and Diagnosis; Immediate and Emergency Care; Therapeutic Intervention


1:00 – 1:15 p.m.



1:15 – 2:00 p.m.

Theory of Planned Behavior-Based Predictors of Playing-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders Prevention Practices
Nancy Jean Burns, PhD, ATC


Participants will be able to:

  • Classify the salient beliefs on preventive exercises to prevent playing-related musculoskeletal disorders.
  • Summarize validity and reliability of Play-Related Musculoskeletal Disorder Care Questionnaire.
  • Develop recommendations for improving musculoskeletal health of college marching musicians.

Domain: Injury and Illness Prevention and Wellness Promotion; Therapeutic Intervention; Healthcare Administration and Professional Responsibility


2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

A Comprehensive Approach to the Care of Active Women (or Active Girls and Women)
Speaker Name: Mary Mulcahey, MD


Participants will be able to:

  • Analyze the benefits of using a comprehensive interdisciplinary approach for treatment of musculoskeletal issues.
  • Apply concepts of comprehensive medicine to their practice.

Domains: Examination, Assessment and Diagnosis, Therapeutic Intervention


2:45  – 3:00 p.m.



3:00 – 3:45 p.m.

ENT Related Injuries in Musicians
Rizwan Aslam, DO, MS, FACS

Participants will be able to:

  • Identify important anatomical structures related to the voice
  • Identify the most common injuries related to musical injuries
  • Identify common treatments for ENT related injuries as the relate to singers and musicians

Domains: Examination, Assessment and Diagnosis; Therapeutic Intervention


3:45 – 4:30 p.m.

Integrating Yoga as a Tool for Injury Prevention, Recovery from Injury and Reduction of Stress in Dancers
Rebecca Hutchings, MD


Participants will be able to:

  • Restate rehab principles
  • Apply rehab principles to Yoga practice
  • Use a combination of rehab principles and combine with Yoga practice to design, demonstrate, and implement a yoga based therapeutic exercise program
  • Apply these principles as part of an injury prevention program

Domains: Injury and Illness Prevention and Wellness Promotion; Therapeutic Intervention