• 13 Jul 2012 12:20 PM | Patty Fahringer (Administrator)
    Pima College Athletic Trainer, Ben Carbajal recently received the Bill Chisholm Professional Service Award from the NATA while in St. Louis.  Here is a link to the article written by the Arizona Daily Star. 
  • 03 Jul 2012 1:20 PM | Patty Fahringer (Administrator)

    "As Rocky Mountain Athletic Trainers Association President and on behalf of the RMATA Board of Directors we would like to extend our thoughts, prayers, and best wishes to all of our members and their families during this time of devastation from the June fires.”

    Wayne Barger

  • 03 Jul 2012 1:19 PM | Patty Fahringer (Administrator)

    2012 NATA Award winners from District 7 include:

    • Hall of Fame: Matt Webber, MA, ATC
    • Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer: George Curtis, AT, Ret
    • Athletic Trainer Service Award:Tamara Valovich-McLoed, Arizona School of Health Sciences
  • 22 Apr 2012 3:15 PM | Patty Fahringer (Administrator)
    Northern Arizona University will represent the Rocky Mountain Athletic Trainers' Association at the NATA meeting this summer as they take on teams from across the nation in the NATA Quiz Bowl.  These young ladies beat out some heavy competition this year with close to 30 teams participating, including second and third place winners from Northern Arizona.  A special thanks to Jim Turk, Christine O'Dell, and all those who participated in making it another successful year.  Congratulations Brandi, Samantha, Nicole, and the NAU students!

    Brandi Phillips, Samantha Gordon , Nicole Albright and Bart Peterson (D7 Director)
  • 29 Mar 2012 11:32 PM | Patty Fahringer (Administrator)
    Lisa Walker, RMATA President, recently sat down for a Q & A session with the magazine "Training & Conditioning".  She answers questions about the life of an athletic trainer at a high school, her involvement with the RMATA, balancing life and work, and much more.  To read the entire article click here.
  • 16 Jan 2012 1:08 PM | Patty Fahringer (Administrator)
    The latest news from the NATA can be found here.
  • 27 Dec 2011 11:49 AM | Patty Fahringer (Administrator)
    You can find the latest information from the NATA by clicking here.
  • 17 Dec 2011 5:16 PM | Patty Fahringer (Administrator)
    Here is the link to the Range of Motion
  • 17 Dec 2011 5:13 PM | Patty Fahringer (Administrator)

    IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December 13, 2011 – The leadership of the Strategic Alliance, which includes the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), and the Board of Certification, Inc. (BOC), has concluded that it is both appropriate and necessary to issue this formal statement to remind institutions, supervisors and students that athletic training students should provide services to patients only when directly supervised by the appropriate personnel.  This includes athletic training students who travel with athletic teams.

    According to the 2008 Standards for the Accreditation of Entry-Level Athletic Training Education Programs, “an approved clinical instructor or clinical instructor must be physically present and have the ability to intervene on behalf of the athletic training student to provide on-going and consistent education.”

    The Strategic Alliance has a vested interest in student supervision, an issue that transcends educational programs and impacts the profession of athletic training as a whole.  The CAATE is involved from an educational standpoint, the BOC is involved from the regulatory perspective, and the NATA is concerned about issues affecting the athletic training profession. 

    Athletic training services should be provided only by BOC-certified or otherwise regulated personnel or by students under the direct supervision of such personnel. Athletic training students should only travel with teams when directly supervised at all times by appropriately credentialed athletic trainers.  The practice of an unsupervised student providing athletic training services replaces licensed athletic training staff with unregulated personnel.  This is illegal in most states, and the practice is contrary to the safety and welfare of patients.  Additionally, it is not in the best interests of the profession and therefore cannot be supported by the Strategic Alliance.

    The direct supervision of athletic training students is in the best interest of the institutions, supervisors, students, and patients.  It is required under the CAATE education standards. As stated above, the Standards stipulate a clinical instructor must be physically present and able to interact with an athletic training student at the site of the clinical experience.

    The Strategic Alliance acknowledges that critical thinking and independent clinical decision-making are at the heart of good clinical supervision.  Direct supervision does not preclude students’ ability to learn and exercise those key skills.   Clinical instructors and supervisors should allow students the appropriate freedom to engage in critical thinking and decision-making in a suitable environment.  Above all, supervision by an instructor or supervisor must be adequate to ensure that each patient receives competent and quality care and to ensure compliance with the relevant state practice act.  Failure to provide adequate supervision could expose the institution and regulated professionals to liability. 

    The Strategic Alliance is evaluating clinical education from several perspectives and is developing additional models and tools.  This collective effort will assist athletic training students and classroom and clinical instructors.

    The BOC, a national credentialing agency, has been certifying Athletic Trainers and identifying, for the public, quality healthcare professionals with certainty since 1969.  More than 39,000 individuals have earned the ATC® credential worldwide.  The BOC is headquartered at 1415 Harney Street, Suite 200, Omaha, Nebraska 68102.  For more information, call (877) 262-3926 or visit the BOC website at www.bocatc.org.

  • 04 Dec 2011 2:56 PM | Patty Fahringer (Administrator)

    Call for Abstracts

    2012 RMATA Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposia

    We invite members of the RMATA to submit abstracts for presentation at the 2012 Annual Meeting. Submissions must be received by February 1, 2012. Both students and professionals are encouraged to submit.

    We will have two free communications sessions as part of the 2012 Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposia. One session will consist of 15-minute oral presentations, and the other session will be a day long poster session with one hour for Q&A with abstract authors.

    An abstract should be submitted using the guidelines found at the NATA REF Call for Abstracts web page (http://www.natafoundation.org/free-communications/free-communications-call-for-abstracts/peer-reviewed-track-instructions). The completed Abstract Submission Form, which can be found with this announcement, must also be included with the abstract. Abstracts should be submitted via email to Dr. Alison Valier at arsnyder@atsu.edu.

    Please be sure to attach both the Abstract Submission Form and the abstract (in a Microsoft Word document) to the email. Please contact Dr. Alison Valier with any questions (arsnyder@atsu.edu or 480.219.6034).

    Please provide full name, credentials and institutional affiliation at time of study for all co-authors, if any.

National Athletic Trainers' Association, District Seven

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