In partnership with the Oklahoma State University Human Performance and Nutrition Institute (HPNRI), the OSU Center for Health Sciences launched the Athletic Training and Sports Medicine Project ECHO Line last Wednesday.
OSU-CHS President Johnny Stevens said, “Developed in partnership with OSU’s Institute for Human Performance and Nutrition, this new ECHO line will help support healthcare providers caring for student-athletes across the state. will be,” he said. “More than half of Oklahoma counties have zero athletic trainers or sports medicine professionals to help with the health and wellbeing of young athletes. The goal is to help student-athletes reduce injuries and stay active and healthy. We will expand the Project ECHO line of care to support more providers and physicians across the state with the aim of improving health outcomes, especially in rural areas. We thank the Tobacco Settlement Fund Trust (TSET) for providing $4.5 million in funding to OSU-CHS to help the Oklahoma region.”
project echo We provide specialized care for complex health conditions to communities, especially in rural and disadvantaged areas where specialists are scarce. Project ECHO provides best-practice medical care to patients who might not normally get it because of where they live. Instead of redeploying resources, Project ECHO uses a hub-and-spoke telementoring model to transfer knowledge, so local primary care providers have access to expertise to deliver high-quality care to patients within their communities. can provide specialized care.
The new ECHO series is the first program focused on athletic training. It is aimed at athletic trainers and sports medicine providers in schools across the state and provides access to a multidisciplinary team of exercise training, sports medicine, counseling and nutrition experts in a virtual mentoring and education network through Project ECHO. provide.
Athletic Training – Sports Medicine ECHO is held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month from noon to 1:00 pm. His new ECHO will include athletic trainers, athletic directors, coaches, nurses, nursing practitioners, physician assistants, physical therapists, local physicians, school administrators, and everyone involved in the care of student-athletes. You are invited to
Participants will learn best practices in identifying, mitigating, and treating sports-related injuries to keep student-athletes active, healthy, and facilitate their return to competition. In addition, participants will learn about policy implementation and management strategies to improve outcomes, sustainability, and quality of life across Oklahoma. Participants are encouraged to submit cases to her ECHO team of experts. A team of experts will review cases and provide feedback, best practices, and educational resources that can be implemented to improve student-athlete care. Athletic trainers also have the opportunity to earn continuing education credits.
HPNRI is led by Lance Walker, executive director of Rick and Gail Muncrief. A licensed physiotherapist and internationally recognized expert in the fusion of sports performance, sports science and sports medicine, Walker has seen the industry transform dramatically over the past 30 years.
Walker said the new ECHO line, the first of three new ECHO lines that HPNRI plans to launch, will bring change to athletic trainers, sports medicine professionals, and the people who serve them. It will provide practical, research-backed solutions that bring
“That’s what HPNRI is about, to help Oklahoman live better lives through a performance mindset,” Walker said. “We do that by making connections, providing resources, and being thought leaders at the forefront of our industry.”
“Early in my career, there were times when I felt like I was on an island,” Walker said. “Having access to this level of expert guidance from the academic community, regardless of experience level, is a game-changer for athletic trainers. Competition presents unique challenges, and Project ECHO provides convenient access to experts and those who need the latest research-based information and tactics, whether they are in the city or in the far corner of the state. will be delivered to the hands of
Find out more or register for upcoming Project ECHO sessions by visiting: https://okla.st/athletictrainingECHO.