Making the Transition from Invaluable to Valuable: Demonstrating Your Worth in an Athletic Training Setting Webinar

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 11:00 to 12:15
Webinar Fee: 
$15.00 for NATA members / $25.00 for non-members
Target Audience: 
Athletic Trainers
Michael Hopper, MS, ATC
Mike Hopper is the Head Athletic Trainer at Bishop Lynch High School in Dallas, TX. He holds a bachelors degree in Athletic Training from Southeast Missouri State University and a masters degree in Pediatric Sports Medicine from University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine. A Certified Athletic Trainer, he is also licensed in the state of Texas. Under his lead, BL has created a comprehensive Sports Medicine program collaborating with the school nurse and external healthcare providers. Hopper has spent considerable time over the last 2+ years collecting data and tracking metrics, which have proven successful in growth of the Sports Medicine program. In addition to his work at BL, Hopper is a vocal advocate in social media for athletic training and pediatric sports medicine.
Healthcare decisions are often driven by data. Until recently, Athletic Training has lagged in demonstrating value, however, in a world of finite resources, it is imperative that ATs demonstrate value for position creation, sustainability, and improvement. In this presentation, ATs will be shown ways to demonstrate value through data collection and potential cost savings. This demonstration of value is important for stakeholders in order to support the sports medicine program. Using a secondary school setting as an example, the presenter will demonstrate methods that can be used across all settings to validate AT Value.
Athletic Training Domains: 
Domain 5 – Healthcare Administration and Professional Responsibility
Course Level: 
Clinical Objectives: 

At the conclusion of this presentation, the learner will be able to:

Participants will be able to apply data collection techniques into their daily practice.
Participants will be able to illustrate potential cost savings to their employer and patients through medical services rendered.
Participants will be able to interpret treatment patterns and justify future and facility needs.
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