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A Message from the NATA Committee on Professional Ethics

It’s up to you to protect our association and our credential… By Dr. Jim Berry, ATC, Chair – NATA Committee on Professional Ethics  As the Chair of the NATA’s Committee on Professional Ethics (COPE) for the past year, I have grown increasingly concerned about the number and types of cases that are being reported to our committee for investigation and adjudication.  Of greater concern is the fact that, in most…

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Do You Have Your NPI Number?

NATA strongly encourages all Athletic Trainers to register for their National Provider Identifier number (NPI) “An NPI number is a professional requirement that adds credibility to the individual and the profession,” said Amy Callender, NATA Government Affairs Director. “NATA encourages all members to obtain their NPI number, which will stay with them for the rest of their career, no matter their job setting or employer.” Applying for an NPI number is quick,…

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AB 1890 Passes out of Senate Business and Professions

A Message from Mike West; President, California Athletic Trainers Association: AB 1890 passed out of the Senate Business, Professions and Economic development committee with a unanimous vote! The bill still does not have any formal opposition and we hope to have similar success on the senate floor in the next couple of weeks! Thanks to all of you who wrote letters of support and asked others to do the same.…

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President Obama Announces NATA/NFL/PFATS Collaboration

The National Athletic Trainers’ Association, in collaboration with the Professional Football Athletic Trainers’ Society, will support a national initiative to place athletic trainers (ATs) in underserved high schools in NFL markets during the 2014 football season. The National Football League Foundation and NFL teams will provide $1 million, with the NATA adding another $125,000, to improve the health and welfare of those student athletes. The announcement was made during the…

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‘A Public Health Issue’: Getting Athletic Trainers Into Every High School

Nearly 30 million U.S. children and youth participate in organized sports, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, which also reports that high school athletes account for an estimated 2 million injuries, 500,000 doctor visits, and 30,000 hospitalizations each year. All contact sports—including basketball, baseball, hockey, volleyball, even cheerleading—can cause permanent catastrophic brain and spinal injuries, or lead to death. Overuse injuries—those caused by repeated micro-traumas to the tendons,…

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Stanford ATC’s Day of Service

On Thursday, May 29, 2014 Stanford athletic trainers, Katie Susskind and Sarah Lyons visited the Boys and Girls Club in Redwood City, California with several other Stanford Athletics staff members for the department-wide “Day of Service.” As a group, they taught the kids about healthy lifestyle choices, the importance of college education, and what it takes to be a student-athlete at Stanford. They also helped in the kitchen and with…

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AB 1890 Passes Through the Assembly

A Message from Mike West; President, California Athletic Trainers Association: On Monday, May 19th, the California Assembly passed AB 1890 with a 70-1 vote. The bill is now moving to the Senate side and will be assigned to committee soon. We will again be asking you to write letters and have your athletes, physicians and others do the same. Once the bill is officially assigned to a committee, we will…

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HATA Host Student Athletic Training Workshop

The Hawaii Athletic Trainers’ Association hosted their annual Student Athletic Training Workshop on Friday, May 16 and Saturday, May 17 at Farrington High School in Honolulu, Hawaii. About 40 high school students from 16 different schools on islands of Oahu and Big Island participated. This year’s list of events included CPR training, the annual dodge ball tournament, medical terminology mad libs, Zumba warm up, guest speaker Andrew Takata, ATC who…

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HATA President Receives Award from Honolulu Fire Department

On May 14, 2014 HATA President, Louise Inafuku, received a Certificate of Commendation from the Honolulu Fire Department for successfully performing CPR and utilizing an AED on a person experiencing cardiac arrest. Photo: Dr. Joseph Young (HFD Commission Member), Mayor Kirk Caldwell, Louise Inafuku, Gary Miyama, and Fire Chief Manuel P. Neves.     Courtesy of the Hawaii Athletic Trainer’s Association    

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AB 1890 Passes Assembly Business and Professions

A Message from Mike West; President, California Athletic Trainers Association: We are very happy to announce that our Title Protection Act – AB 1890 passed UNANIMOUSLY through its first committee hearing this morning with a 14-0 vote! The bill will still need to pass through the Assembly Floor, the Senate B&P Committee and the Senate floor before ending up on the Governor’s desk to be signed into law. Today was…

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