An athletic trainer is a highly qualified, multi-skilled professional who encompasses the prevention, diagnosis, and intervention of emergency, acute, and chronic medical conditions. He/she works under the direction of a physician. He/she is supported academically and clinically by the American Medical Association, the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, the American Academy of Family Physicians, and that American Academy of Pediatrics. In the state of New Jersey, an athletic trainer must have a national certification, a license through the State of New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners.
What Can Our Athletic Trainers Do?
New Brunswick's Athletic Trainers are competent in the evaluation and assessment of athletes and athletic injuries. They can prepare and execute exercise programs and taping, bracing, and bandaging procedures for the prevention and/or management of injuries. They can provide treatment modalities including cold, heat, electrical stimulation, ultrasound, and mobilization techniques as part of rehabilitation from an injury.
They are also trained in emergency care, including, CPR and AED administration, bleeding control, wound care, splinting and immobilization, oxygen administration, treatment for anaphylaxis, hypoglycemia, seizures, heat and cold emergencies, cardiac emergencies, and other life or limb emergencies.They are also current with the NJ state law mandated concussion prevention, recognition, and return-to-play policies.
Please feel free to contact our athletic trainers with any concerns, questions, or comments that you may have at the following:
Athletic Training Room - 732-745-5300- ext. 3101
Any athlete, who sustains an injury during a school related athletic activity, must report it to his/her coach IMMEDIATELY, which in turn will report it to the Athletic Trainer. The Athletic Trainer will then be responsible for providing this information to the school nurse. If any injury occurs outside of school it must be reported to the coach/ athletic trainer before the next game/practice..
A certified athletic trainer is available for on field care, first aid, treatment, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. It is vital that the coaches, athletes, and parents work closely with the athletic trainer.
ACCIDENT REPORTING/INSURANCE COVERAGE
New Brunswick School District Insurance Carrier: Bollinger (Subject to change).
The area, which creates the most concern to parents and school, is the confusion about insurance coverage, the handling of accidents by school personnel, and the ultimate responsibility for the cost of medical treatment. The school constantly works with its coaches to upgrade their ability to prevent athletic injuries through proper training and playing techniques. We have provided in-service training on athletic injuries to our coaches and also encourage them to attend clinics and symposia on the prevention and care of athletic injuries.
New Brunswick School District has an athletic trainer (ATR)who works closely with the school medical Doctor and other attending physicians. ATR works with each sport to provide proper training regimens and rehabilitative assistance as prescribed by the physician. The athletic trainer is skilled in first aid and has the final say as to whether a student-athlete may continue participation in a particular game. It is the student-athletes’ and parents’/guardians’ responsibility to fully acquaint themselves with the injury reporting system and the accident insurance reporting procedures incorporated by the school.
Athletic Trainers John Caulfield (High School) (732) 745-5300, Extension 3101