Risk Management & Emergency & Crisis Preparedness in Sports Medicine Webinar

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 11:00 to 13:00
Webinar Fee: 
$30.00 for NATA members / $50.00 for non-members
Target Audience: 
Athletic Trainers
Darryl Conway, MA, AT, ATC
Darryl Conway serves as the Senior Associate Athletic Director & Chief Health & Welfare Officer at the University of Michigan. In that role, he oversees Athletic Medicine, Performance Science, Performance Nutrition, Olympic Strength and Conditioning, Performance Science, and Equipment Operations personnel, as well as serving as the liaison to the Athletic Counseling Team & Team Physicians from Michigan Medicine and the University of Michigan University Health Services. Darryl came to the University of Michigan in 2013 from the University of Maryland, where he served as the Assistant Athletic Director- Sports Medicine. Darryl has also worked fulltime as an athletic trainer at the University of Central Florida, the University of Northern Iowa, Morgan State University, the University of Delaware, and the New York Jets Football Club. Darryl holds a Masters’ Degree from Adelphi University (’95) in Sports Medicine and Sports Management and a Bachelors’ Degree from the University of Delaware (’93) in Physical Education Studies and Athletic Training. In addition to being a certified member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), Darryl has worked with various SWAT Teams as their Tactical Medic and Athletic Trainer, and as a volunteer EMT, and has been an American Red Cross first aid, CPR, and AED instructor for 30 years. Darryl will be the incoming Chair of the NATA’s Ethnic Diversity Advisory Committee (June 2021), serves as Co-Chair of the NCAA’s Diverse Student-Athlete Mental Health & Well-Being Task Force, is a member of the State of Michigan Board of Athletic Trainers, and previously served on the NATA Committee on Professional Ethics (COPE). Darryl also serves as an Adjunct Instructor in Adrian College’s Pre-Professional Athletic Training Program, as Assistant Program Director & Instructor with Sports Medicine Concepts, Co-Director & Continuing Education Coordinator of Sports Medicine Emergency Management (SMEM), an Instructor with Stop the Bleed, and has worked as an Athletic Trainer at the Winter X Games and various Red Bull extreme events. Darryl is also a member of the Spine Injury in Sports Group (SISG), the Xenith Scientific Advisory Committee, and as a consultant with RG Medical Diagnostics. Darryl was named as a Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) in 2019 and was recognized by the College Athletic Trainers’ Society (CATS) in 2018 with the prestigious Quality of Life Award. Darryl’s professional interests lie in the fields of Emergency Planning, Catastrophic and Crisis Response; Athletics Risk Management; Advanced Wound Care; Opioid Overdose Management; Exertional Heat Injury Management, and On-Field Management of Cervical Spine Injuries; and he is a frequent presenter at regional and national meetings on these topics. Darryl was a contributing author of the “Best Practices and Current Care Concepts in Prehospital Care of the Spine-Injured Athlete in American Tackle Football” and “Consensus Recommendations on the Prehospital Care of the Injured Athlete with a Suspected Cervical Spine Injury”. Darryl has a son (Michael- 17) and a daughter (Kiara- 2), and lives with his wife, Dr. Sheena Long, AT, PT, and three (3) Rottweilers- Apollo, Titan, & Louie, in Dundee, MI.
Risk management, emergency action planning, and crisis management planning are not skills that are critically examined and/or routinely rehearsed by most athletic trainers and/or athletic administrators. When a critical event occurs, the athletic trainers are often times the first medical providers on the scene and must be knowledgeable and skilled in managing these emergent situations. However, cognitive knowledge of the clinical aspects of the emergency situation is not the only necessary prerequisite. Athletic trainers must be knowledgeable and skilled in managing the various administrative aspects of emergency and crisis situations as well. Athletic Trainers must also fully understand the role of and interrelatedness of emergency triage procedures, indident command procedures, and the inter-disciplinary healthcare team approach for preparing for and managing the various emvergency and crisis situations that can occur.
Athletic Training Domains: 
Course Level: 
Clinical Objectives: 

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

Participants will be able to identify and discuss the current NATA and other recommendations regarding the emergency action planning and catastrophic and crisis management planning.
Participants will be able to identify and discuss how a pre-hospital interdisciplinary healthcare team works collaboratively to improve patient outcomes.
Participants will be able to discuss risk management, catastrophic injury planning, and crisis management principles.
Participants will be able to identify and discuss the START triage system.
Participants will be able to describe effective pre-, during, & post - strategies for the management of a castastrophic injury.
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