TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO) - Athletic trainers worked along side EMS today to practice making the transfer of an injured athlete as seamless as possible.
Trainers at Indiana State University are gearing up for a busy fall season of sports. They're taking proactive measures so injured athletes can have a safe recovery. EMS personnel and athletic trainers practiced several scenarios ranging from spine boarding to calling lifeline. EMS say they've had trouble in the past with trainers improperly transferring injured athletes into their care. One trainer says this experience is invaluable.
"A lot of times you may never in your career as an athletic trainer not ever have the need to call a lifeline or have any catastrophic injury or illness that would need this. So, to be able to practice this and be able to be ready in a real life situation is immeasurable,Ē ISUís Co Head Athletic Trainer Shelli Landis said.
Next year organizers say they would like to open this event up to all Terre Haute high schools, Fire and EMS.