ADRIAN, Mich. – On Friday, November 21, The Adrian College Athletic Training Program, Madison Township Fire Department and Darryl Conway from U of M partnered to simulate a medical emergency on the football field at the College.
In an effort to mimic the “real world” situation, the athletic training students were unaware that they would be called to care for three catastrophic events involving two football players and a fan in the stands. The “injuries” occurred around 10:40 am with an ambulance arriving around 11:00 am. The undergraduate and graduate students worked alongside Madison Township paramedics to properly care for the “victims.”
“The athletic training education program at Adrian College prides itself on providing the most contemporary and advanced training possible,” said Dr. Tina Claiborne, director of the athletic training program. “Outside the classroom, athletic training students gain real world sports medicine experience every day. In addition to caring for patients on the sidelines of local schools and in outpatient rehabilitation clinics, our students now learn in ambulances and emergency rooms.”
“Madison Township paramedics have collaborated with Adrian College to teach athletic training students the realities of emergency medicine,” she continued. “This has been a tremendous relationship, and has added invaluably to the success of our program. Athletic Trainers are often associated with taping ankles, but the most important skills we could ever teach our students are how to save a life.”
To learn more, watch WTOL’s coverage of this event.