My favorite part of clinical experience has to be just being off-site at Patrick Henry and John Battle High School. Its my favorite part because I'm dealing with different athletes and the high school athletes ask a lot more questions which can be fun. I think the athletes being laid back is what makes it special for me, they really make the time I spend with them fun and enjoyable.
My Little Clinical Question was inspired by how prone baseball players are to back injuries which is also why my group and I chose to do it because our baseball players here have had quite a few back injuries. I chose my investigation team because I felt like those are people who will help me get the most out of my clinical question.And I'm just looking forward to learning new information and hopefully some preventative methods for back injuries in baseball players. This week I obtained 0 attempts and masteries towards my clinical packet.
The advice I've given the current sophomores is to definitely study and practice outside of class because at first it might seem like you don't need to but to be a good Athletic Trainer you need to practice your craft. Last year upperclass students like John and Tayler definitely helped me with certain clinical decisions. This week I obtained 3 attempts and 2 masteries towards my clinical packet.
My most challenging class this semester would have to be physiology. Its really biology and chemistry focused which are classes I haven't had since high school which is why its so challenging. To cope with this I am just reading a lot more than I usually do for a class. This week I obtained five attempts and one mastery towards my clinical packet.
What I've learned during class has definitely paralleled to what I've experience during clinical. I would have to say everything first aid related is used almost everyday, especially during football season when there is a lot of cuts and scrapes to deal with. And of course when it comes to dealing with injuries all the information we've learned about injury evaluation is put into use. For example, when an athlete has a suspected concussion we take them through our concussion protocol which is something we've gone over in both Upper and Clinical. This week I obtained 5 attempts and 0 masteries towards my clinical packet this week.