Since 1974, the NCATA has served to support athletic trainers, to promote and advance the profession of athletic training in North Carolina. The NCATA is a member of the Mid-Atlantic Athletic Trainers Association (District 3) and the National Athletic Trainers’ Association.     

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​SPINAL INJURIES AND HEAT ILLNESS POSITION STATEMENT

The NCATA, NCOEMS & NCHSAA have jointly created a statement regarding spinal injuries and heat illness and how we each should work together and under the same protocol. This was shared with all NC EMS workers and administrators. I fully expect ALL ATs to also review this document and be familiar with it. It might be something you print and share with your local EMS providers during your EAP review / safety time out before your games.

 

READ HERE

MARK YOUR CALENDARS

 

NCATA SPRING MEETING

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH

MARCH 6-8, 2020

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS   HERE

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CALL FOR PHOTOS

The NCATA is in the process of collecting photos of athletic trainers in action from across the state of North Carolina.  These photos will be used on our website, social media platforms and for outreach campaigns.  If you have a photo, please email Kevin King.

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ATHLETIC TRAINING CHALLENGE:  REGISTER ALL AED 

We know AED can save lives but you have to know where they are located.  Download the PulsePoint AED app and report every AED you see.  Building an electronic registery of AED can also save lives!  More than 350,000 Americans each year have an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) where the heart stops beating, and only 12 percent survive, according to the American Heart Association. The chance of survival decreases by ten percent with every passing minute without CPR.

 

For more information and links to the app, GO HERE

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NCATA AWARD WINNERS

 

LifeSaver Recognition 

Blake Wickerham, Assistant Athletic Trainer, and Rob Murphy, Associate Athletic Director and Director of Sports Medicine, both of North Carolina State University.

 

Emma Spisak, Head Athletic Trainer for Club Sports at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, managed a severe head injury in a rugby player presenting with extended seizures, loss of consciousness and vomiting. 

 

Bill Griffin Most Distinguished Award 

The most prestigious of the awards was the presentation of the Bill Griffin Most Distinguished Award.  Kevin King, Athletic Trainer for the Carolina

 

Athletic Training Service Award 

Lexie Smith, Middle Creek High School of Apex.

 

North Carolina Athletic Trainers’ Association Presidential Award 

Tara Peterson, Clinical Education Coordinator at Western Carolina University

Dr. Lyman Smith, Raleigh Orthopaedic

Kannapolis Fire Department 

 

North Carolina Governor’s Certificate 

Sadie Thomas Ragen, Ashley High School of Wilmington, NC for her inspiring on the ground work in getting supplies to needy athletic trainers and high schools during Hurricane Florence.

 

Presidential Scholarship for Leadership 

Kou Yang, Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 

Pioneer Scholarship for Service 

Ke’ La Porter, Athletic Training Student at Western Carolina University 

 

Quiz Bowl Winner: Western Carolina University who will be competing at Regionals during the Mid-Atlantic Athletic Trainers Symposium in May.

ATTENTION HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC TRAINERS AND FIRST RESPONDERS

Please consider helping us learn more about the healthcare of our high school athletes by taking this 15-20 minute survey.  This survey is part of a research study by Susan Edkins, LAT, ATC for her dissertation.  All information will remain confidential. Participation is strictly voluntary, and you may refuse to participate at any time.  Please CLICK HERE to take the survey.