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Nevada Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Meeting

On Friday October 30, 2015 the Nevada Athletic Trainers’ Association held their Annual Meeting and Symposium (6 CEUs) at the UNLV Bigelow Health Sciences Building. One of the major topics of the day was discussion of Nevada State Assembly Bill 158 and the amendments it made to existing laws regarding auto injectable Epinephrine, and how that impacts Nevada Athletic Trainers. The amendments to previous laws, took place early this year, and expanded who could provide a written order, expanded the authorizing entity from public and private schools to also include public and private entities in which allergens are capable of causing anaphylaxis – such as recreation programs, stadiums, restaurants and sports leagues—and expanded the language on who is authorized to administer and keep the devise. In this section “Athletic Trainer” is specifically stated as a person who is trained to recognize the symptoms of anaphylaxis and administer auto injectable epinephrine.

Presenters and topics included:

  • Dr. Roddy McGee – Shoulder Instability
  • Steve McCauley – New Epi-pen Legislation
  • Scott Howerton & Dave Chaffin – presentation by Medco
  • Tedd Girouard – Common Pharmacologic Modalities Used in the Modern Athletic Training Setting
  • Dr.William Rosenberg – Upper Extremity Nerve Entrapment Syndrome; a Case Study
  • Jim Porter & Jeremy Haas – Expectations from an Employer
  • Kendell Gallor – What I have learned in the 5 months since graduation
  • Mark D’Anza, Todd Hamburg, Tedd Girouard,& Michelle Samuel – New Recommendations for Equipment Removal;What we need to know with hands on practice
  • Tim Jackson – Expectations of an Athletic Trainer from an Administrator


Courtesy of the Nevada Athletic Trainers’ Association

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