Jul 21, 2017
Going to Camp

Athletic trainers at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown, Ky. recently led six high school students through an athletic training student summer camp. During the three-day camp, the athletic trainers were able to give the students a taste of the field

“It’s an introductory course for high school students to learn a little bit more about sports medicine, specifically athletic training,” Maria Backes, ATC, Athletic Trainer with Hardin Memorial, told The News-Enterprise (Elizabethtown, Ky.). “We get a lot of kids interested in sports medicine careers, whether it be an orthopedic physician, physician assistant, or physical therapist.”

The camp has been held each summer since 2006, which is when the hospital implemented its sports medicine program. The program includes eight certified athletic trainers who serve six local high schools, as well as a local community and technical college’s athletic programs.

During the camp, students get first-hand training in several areas. This year, campers’ activities included CPR heart-saver certification and basic first aid training and lessons in injury evaluation, splinting and spine boarding, heat illness evaluation and treatment, and concussion evaluation.

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