Monday, August 13, 2012

Two Smartphone apps appear helpful for Athletic Trainers!

Many thanks to PATS Monroe County Delegate Matt Shelton of Stroudsburg HS!!

He recently shared some smartphone apps that could make an Athletic Trainer's life a little easier!Check em out, and tell me what you think! Coachsmart has some great tools for preventing heat illness, and the SCAT2 can be helpful as well. Wait on purchasing the app titled "Athletic Trainer".

NOT READY YET -- There is a PAID app called "Athletic Trainer" that's not quite there yet. It allows for easy SOAP notes, however it requires internet access, not a luxury on many practice fields, a way to enter offline and sync back at the office might make this a no brainer.  The current version does not rotate in landscape mode making it harder to read and difficulty to enter info.  It is free for upto five patients if you want to give it a try! 

I wouldn't be surprised if many of our recognized injury tracking distributors, like ATS have apps currently in development too, so keep looking

Do you use other smartphone apps for work?
Email me your review and I'll post them!! 


Scott Dietrich


 1) CoachSmart
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2) SCAT2

Thursday, August 2, 2012

PATS Northeast Region Summer 2012 Update!

Greetings Licensed Athletic Trainers' of NEPA!

I hope you've had a great summer, with two-a-days just around the corner, I thought you might find some of the following links helpful! PATS has some exciting news that will be announced in the next few weeks so please stay tuned to facebook and to learn more!  

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1) TIPS on Developing Standard Operating Procedures

2) Athletic Training Standards of Practice (PA)

3) Heat Illness Video on CBS News;lst;1

Have your coaches completed the training, since July 1st?

3) Athletic Trainer's Role in Managing Concussions
 Check out this video by the NATA about athletic trainers and concussions.

As always if you have news, questions or would just like to say hi please email me or your county delegate! Let us know the many great things you are working on!

I hope you have a safe and enjoyable 2012 fall sports season!

Scott Dietrich, EdD, ATC, LAT
PATS Northeastern Regional Representative

PATS is looking for sites to host an ATHLETIC TRAINER APPRECIATION NIGHT in each region -- Now is your chance to get involved, if your school or booster club is interested please recommend a location.