Call for ATs to Help
NATA and Go4Ellis have joined forces to connect thousands of ATs with understaffed hospitals and health care organizations across the United States. Learn more about how you can help during the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 Update for AT Educational Programs
CAATE recently issued an update, allowing that, “Programs can immediately begin to temporarily use distance learning/online learning as required by their own institution’s Coronavirus guidelines/response plan.” Knowing that some of your institutions have made the choice to go to distance learning for now and that this is a strain on resources, we would like to remind you that as members of NATA, you have access to 10 free contact hours’ worth of on-demand content in the Professional Development Center. There are currently over 6,200 student members of NATA, and they also have access to those 10 contact hours’ worth of content for free.
As a member, your credits and your student members’ credits, for this year were placed on file as of early February. As an educator, you could review the content, determine if it meets your learning needs, and direct your students as to which courses to view by using their 10 free credits. Or, faculty can use their credits to purchase and show the course(s) to your students. Usage of these courses may serve, at your discretion, as a supplement to your distance education needs. For example, among the over 160 courses available where you can use credits, there is a four course Diagnostic Testing Series with focus on the ankle, knee, hip and shoulder. To access these courses and others where free credits can be used take the following steps:
- Go to https://pdc.nata.org and login as a member.
- Click course catalog
- From the Type dropdown, select “On Demand Course”
- Click Apply
- Scroll through the list of available courses
- To “purchase” a course using your credits, click on the course name
- Click Add to cart
- Go to your cart to complete the purchase
ATs in Action
As an athletic trainer, how are you impacting health care remotely or on the front lines during the COVID-19 pandemic? Submit your stories and photos now.
NATA Statements on Coronavirus
Update on the Pandemic, Opportunity to Make an Impact- NATA Now (3-23-20)
NATA Response to COVID-19- NATA Now (3-18-20)
Statement on COVID-19 Virus- NATA Now (3-6-20)
NATA Chats: Telemedicine
Per the CDC site, “Contact tracing, a core disease control measure employed by local and state health department personnel for decades, is a key strategy for preventing further spread of COVID-19.”*
If you are looking for ways to be helpful during the pandemic, consider contact tracing. To find positions check with your state and local health departments or with the CDC Foundation. The following articles provide further information on contract tracing and the impact it has and training required in order to fill one of these positions.
Strategic Alliance Statements
State Leader Resources
Help educate state and local hospitals, health care organizations and local government officials to ensure that all are aware of this opportunity and how ATs are uniquely qualified to support during this pandemic. Here are some resources that will help:
COVID-19 NATA AT Flyer (pdf)
Health Care Provider Resources
Information for Healthcare Professionals- Center for Disease Control
Interim U.S. Guidance for RIsk Assessment and Public Health Management of Healthcare Personnel with Potential Exposure in a Healthcare Setting to Patients with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)- Center for Disease Control
Interim Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Patients with Confirmed Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) or Persons Under Investigation for COVID-19 in Healthcare Settings- Center for Disease Control
Interim Clinical Guidance for Management of Patients with Confirmed Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)- Center for Disease Control
Telehealth Services (pdf)
These resources have been created by NATA committee members for the purposes of assisting the general membership-at-large. While we have attempted to provide resources that are both accurate and reflective of the information available at the time of creation, NATA makes no express or implied representation or warranty as to the information contained herein. NATA and the respective authors shall not be liable nor responsible to any person or entity with respect to any loss or damage arising from its use. Athletic trainers should consult and act consistent with all applicable laws, including local and state practice acts, and other rules and policies.
Dancing Safe At Home (doc)
Temperature Flowchart (pdf)