LACEY BRACKEN MS,LAT,ATC

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Policies and Procedures

We would like to extend our welcome to you to the Stanton College Prep Sports Medicine Program website.  In this section you will find a wealth of information on athletic training room locations, policies and procedures, hours of operation, forms and documents, medical conditions to be aware of. For basic exercises and guidelines to do at home in case you or your athlete is sidelined please have them come see the ATC or reach out in order to provide specific program depending on the injury.  Below are some quick overviews.

What is a Certified Athletic Trainer?

Athletic Trainers are licensed healthcare providers who are highly trained in the prevention and recognition of sports-related injuries. We are skilled in keeping kids safely competing whenever possible. We recognize when kids should be sidelined due to an injury and we help athletes and parents navigate the health care system to receive the care that is needed, when injured. We work together with our team physician and coaches in promoting a culture of safety in our school athletic programs. Most importantly, we are trained and ready to respond in the event of a dangerous injury or emergency situation.

Why are certified athletic trainers need at the high school?

To provide leadership and oversight for sports safety. I educate kids, coaches, and parents on how to prevent sports-related injury. I want all kids to be injury-free when playing sports; but I also know that sudden cardiac arrest, heat stroke, exertional sickling, and head injuries are the top 4 deadly risks of sports. I am trained and prepared to respond to these emergencies, as well as, other injuries as they   occur. 

Policies and Procedures: The rules of the athletic training room are posted up and reviewed with all athletes. They are very basic: no cussing, no food or drinks, no cleats or shoes on the tables, and sign in and out. If your athlete needs to do rehabilitation AND possesses his/her home program, he/she can make arrangements to utilize the ATR to complete this. There several policies and procedures in place to keep athletes safe while playing their sport. Please refer to the policy and procedures tab for all information on DCPS policies and procedures, Stanton specific policies and procedures, Emergency Action Plan, injury management, and more. 

Athletic Training Room Hours: 1:30pm- end of Athletic day (located right outside the gym diagonally across from the boy’s locker room). Hours can vary. 

What to do if you are Injured

  1.  Athletes will report to the ATR and contact an ATC regarding the injury. If the injury is severe and student athlete cannot be moved the coach should contact the ATC via phone for the ATC to meet the student athlete at the injury location

    1. If ATC NOT available such as at away games or off campus practices, coaches are to follow the off campus EAP worksheet for practices or game should an emergency situation arise. EAP worksheet are provided to coaches before the start of each season to be completed and a copy provided to the ATC.

  2. ATC will evaluate injury and report findings to student athlete and Coach a) If injury is to remain confidential ATC will not report exact finding to the Coach, ATC will report to the Coach that the student athlete will be unable to participate due to injury

  3. The ATC will notify parents or legal guardian, or if unable to do so the alternative name on the emergency database. The ATC will provide current information regarding options for follow-up care, EMS or current transport.

  4.  All ATCs’ will maintain accurate records of athletes who report for care

    1.  ATCs’ will collect and record all physician notes returned to them by the student athletes, as a running tabulation of injury as well as medical record

    2.  A daily record of all new injuries as well as current treatment of ongoing injuries will be maintained by the ATC

Emergency Medical Conditions: According to the experts, the top causes of sudden death in sport are Sudden Cardiac Arrest, Exertional Heat Stroke (EHS), head injuries and exertional sickling.  This policies and procedures further defines Sudden Cardiac Arrest, Exertional Heat Stroke (EHS), Exertional Sickling and Asthma and emphasizes our Duval County Public Schools (DCPS) approach to maximizing safety in these areas.

Sports Medicine Student Aides: We offer an opportunity for our high school students to be a part of our student program. In this program, students in grades 9-12 who are interested in the sports medicine field (athletic training, physical therapy, etc) can work with and observe our head athletic trainer during our sporting events. Students who participate will receive approved volunteer hours that can be used when applying for colleges and scholarships. Student aides will perform the following duties:

  • Set up and break down first aid supplies for practices and games

  • Help set up hydration station for practices and games

  • Maintain cleanliness of athletic training facility

  • Assist athletic trainer with basic first aid during practices and games

Students who participate will get to experience, first hand, working directly with athletes in the prevention, treatment, and care of athletic injuries. Student aides are expected to maintain professionalism and a positive work ethic throughout the program. Students who are interested must complete and submit their application to Mrs.Lacey Bracken. Applications can be picked up from Mrs. Lacey.  

Mandatory Educational Video

Available online at www.nfhslearn.com: Student athletes REQUIRED to view “Heat Illness Prevention”, “Sudden Cardiac Arrest”, and “Concussion in Sport”

 

NEED HEALTH INSURANCE?? All athletes are required to have insurance to participate in varsity sports.

  1. Contact Marivi Wright at Wolfson’s Players Center to help set up your child on Florida Kid Care insurance. Phone: 904-202-5001

  2. Visit www.schoolinsuranceagency.com ; Select appropriate policy.

Contact information: Email- brackenl@duvalschools.org or for more urgent situations by phone at (863) 606-3864. I am looking forward to the upcoming seasons!