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The California Athletic Trainers’ Association (CATA) strives to improve the quality of health care for athletes, patients and clients and enhance the profession of Athletic Training, through leadership, education, and cooperative efforts with other organizations and allied health professions.
March is National Athletic Training Month
We Prepare, You Perform
National Athletic Training Month is held every March in order to spread awareness about all that athletic trainers do.
Success at the Capitol
The California Athletic Trainers Association held the 7th annual “Hit the Hill” event on Monday, February 23rd. almost 170 participants went to the State Capitol and met with or left information for every legislator to lobby for Assembly Bill 161.
The bill was introduced by Assembly Member Ed Chau (D – Los Angeles), and when passed, will provide athletic trainers title protection in the California.
Click here for the full bill language.
CATA Annual Conference and Symposium
The CATA 5th Annual Leadership Development Conference and Clinical Symposium was well attended, with 122 ATs and 78 students participating in the 2 day conference in Sacramento, CA.
Saturday’s session featured a leadership development theme which spoke to young professionals and Athletic Training Students. On Sunday, sessions on ethical and legal issues for the AT professional, inter-professional education, and legislative updates were offered to those in attendance, as well as 2 evidence-based practice sessions presented by our NATA President-Elect Scott Sailor.
Members: What Is the Evidence Based Practice (EBP) Requirement?
The EBP continuing education category was developed to help ATs infuse evidence into clinical decision making for their patients. To be eligible for credit, programs must be approved by the BOC in the EBP category. You can find BOC Approved EBP Programs on the BOC website. Approved programs are updated monthly.
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Advocates for Injured Athletes: “Athletes Saving Athletes”
Advocates for Injured Athletes, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping student athletes, recently launched “Athletes Saving Athletes,” a program which empowers student athletes by teaching them life-saving skills.
Certified athletic trainers deliver the curriculum and teach student athlete leaders to recognize and care for injuries such as concussion, head and neck injuries, sudden cardiac arrest, diabetic emergencies, asthma and heat illness.
Learn more about Athletes Saving Athletes and how you and your school can get involved.