The MSAT students had a unique opportunity to integrate what they are learning in the classroom
The new school year has been well under way for graduate students in Seton Hall University’s Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) program. In August, first-year MSAT students participated in a practice drill of theDepartment of Athletics and Recreational Services’ Emergency Action Plan (EAP). Developed by the Seton Hall Sports Medicine staff, the EAP provides guidelines to follow throughout Seton Hall University Intercollegiate Athletics in the event of a medical emergency.
This realistic drill involved personnel from throughout the University and varied healthcare disciplines, including the Athletic Training staff, MSAT students from the School of Health and Medical Sciences, facilities staff members in the Department of Athletics and Recreational Services, Public Safety and Security and local EMS.
Emergency scenarios were played out in the following on-campus locations:
- Track in the recreation center
- Athletic training room
- Baseball field
The MSAT students had a unique opportunity to integrate what they are learning in the classroom and to observe firsthand the importance of communication and working together with an interdisciplinary team of healthcare professionals in managing the care of the injured athlete during an emergency situation.