Community Sports Medicine is proud to partner with Advocates for Injured Athletes (A4IA) for their unique education program: Athletes Saving Athletes™ (ASA). The ASA program focuses on teaching student athletes the signs and symptoms of potentially life-threatening sports related injuries and medical conditions. Learn more about the ASA mission and meet the ASA Ambassadors and in the videos below.
First training session in Indianapolis
In spring 2014, 40 student athletes from Indianapolis-area high schools participated in a sports injury training session, the first conducted outside California. More photos on our Facebook page >>
Left: Tiffany Franklin, ATC and Carl Palma, ATC, Athletes Saving Athletes Instructors
Right: Community Sports Medicine team and Physical Therapy and Rehab staff, participating and supporting the first Athletes Saving Athletes training class on March 8, 2014
Injuries can happen in any sport, but there are not always certified athletic trainers or medical staff at every practice or sport competition. ASA was developed to use student athletes by educating them to help improve safety in high school sports by recognizing sports related injuries and medical conditions signs and symptoms. High school student athletes are selected by their school administration and coaching staff to participate in the three-hour training session to become ASA Ambassadors. Ambassadors are trained to recognize signs and symptoms in six core areas: concussion, head and neck injuries, sudden cardiac arrest, heat illness, diabetes and asthma. The students are also trained in CPR and how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED). The class is led by Community Sports Medicine ASA certified athletic trainers.
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Sports medicine manager, DeAnne Green, talks about Community Sports Medicine's partnership with Athletes Saving Athletes™.