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Vail Valley Medical Center will again play host to this year's presentation of the USSA Medical Emergencies in Skiing and Snowboarding (MESS) Course. The 2016 MESS Course will present concepts for evaluation of traumatic emergencies in elite level ski and snowboard competitions, event medical support systems for World Cup Events in skiing and snowboarding at international venues, and management of common medical conditions of the elite ski and snowboard athlete. Outdoor practical training scenarios are planned to be taught Saturday at Beaver Creek Ski Resort to review the skills taught in the classroom. Advanced skiing and/or snowboarding skills are required for on hill scenarios.

The MESS Course is presented by USSA Sports Medicine in conjunction with Vail Valley Medical Center, Vail Valley Resorts, and Eagle County Paramedic Services.

 


Details

Conference Dates: December 9/10 2016

Opening Reception: Thursday evening, December 8th. 6-8pm

Arrival: Thursday December 8th. 

Location: Park Hyatt Resort, Beaver Creek, CO

Registration Deadline: Novemeber 1st  2016: REGISTRATION IS AVAILABLE, please contact Gillian Bower for details. gbower@ussa.org

Conference Fee: $695 per Physician

Attendance is limited and is by invite only to the USSA Physician Pool

 

 

 

Agenda 2016

USSA MESS COURSE 2015 Agenda - INFORMATIONAL ONLY. 2016 AGENDA WILL BE UPDATED IN OCTOBER 2016.

Course Coordinator: Gillian Bower gbower@ussa.org

Thursday, December 10th 2015

5:30-8:00pm

MESS Course Registration 

6:00-8:00pm

Opening Reception

 

Friday December 11th 2015

6:15-7:15am

Breakfast

7:30-7:45am

Course Structure and Introduction – Larry Gaul MD

7:45-8:15am

What’s new in Medical Services at USSA

Kyle Wilkens PA-C, ATC and Troy Taylor PhD

8:15-9:00am

Physician Management – Gillian Bower

9:00-9:15am

Break

9:15-10:00am

“Racer Down” On Hill – Steve Zuckerman, NRP

10:00-10:30am

ABC’s and Rapid Trauma Assessment

Steve Vardaman, NRP

10:30-10:45am

Break

10:45-12:00pm

Management of Concussion – Jeff Kutcher MD

12:00-1:00pm

LUNCH - provided

1:00-5:30pm

Indoor Practical Lab Stations

1.         Non-surgical Airway Management – Dave Ruttum MD

2.         Surgical Airway Management – Reg Franciose MD

3.         Spine Injury Management – BC Ski Patrol / ECPS

4.         Chest Trauma – Tony LaPorta MD

5.         Acute Coronary Syndrome & CPR / AED – Steve Vardaman, NRP

6.         Field Immobilization Skills – BC Ski Patrol

7.         IV/IO Skill – ECPS

8.         Concussion Assessment – Jeff Kutcher MD

9.         Trauma Pack Review – Gillian Bower

 

Evening Breakout Sessions: (20 min stations)

For new Pool Members / Applicants and any that wish to join in.

6:30-8:30pm

Introduction to USSA Structure and Function – Kyle Wilkens –ALL

Station 1

Role of the Team Physician – Tom Hackett MD

Station 2

Electronic Medical Records  / Presagia – Jen Kimball DPT SCS OCS

Station 3

Medication Tracking / Sport Pharm –Chris Antinori ATC

Station 4

Athlete Management Platform – Gillian Bower

Station 5

Anti-Doping – a walk through of the Physician’s Role – Katie Schofiled

 

Saturday December 12th 2015

6:15-7:15am

Breakfast

7:30-8:00am

Practical Station Review – Steve Zuckerman, NRP

8:00-8:15am

Concussion Policy and Return to Snow Progressions – Kyle Wilkens

8:15-9:00am

Review of Prohibited Substances and Methods – Larry Gaul MD & Rasmus Damsgaard, MD

9:00-9:30am

General Medicine – Tracee Metcalf MD

9:30-9:45am

Break

9:45 – 10:15am

Non Surgical Orthopedic Issues – Paul Krause, MD

10:15-10:45am

Dental Emergencies – James Harding DDS

10:45- 11:15am

Disaster Preparedness – Al Moloff

11:15-11:30am

Indoor WrapUp and Instructions – Larry Gaul

11:30-12:15pm

Box Lunch / Free Ski

12:30pm

Last time to Load Lift

12:50pm

Meet at Top of Chair 8 – “Cinch Express”

1:00-4:00pm

On Hill Practical Stations – Birds of Prey Course

1.         Knee Dislocation / Leg Fracture

2.         Femur Fracture

3.         Head Injury with Pelvis Fracture and Seizure

4.         Chest Injury

5.         Spinal Injury with Neuro Deficit

6.         Exsanguinating Hemorrhage

 

 

 

PT/ATC MESS Course

Intermountain Healthcare's Park City Medical Center will host the USSA PT/ATC Medical Emergencies in Skiing and Snowboarding (MESS) Course again in 2017. The 2017 PT/ATC MESS Course will present concepts for evaluation of traumatic emergencies in elite level ski and snowboard competitions, event medical support systems for World Cup Events in skiing and snowboarding at international venues, and management of common medical conditions of the elite ski and snowboard athlete. Advanced understanding of our return to snow testing and progression as well as evaluation and management of concussion will be the focus of this year’s course.

The PT/ATC MESS Course is presented by USSA Sports Medicine in conjunction with Intermountain Healthcare / Park City Medical Center.

Conference Fee: $450

Registration for the 2017 Course will open in early 2017. 

Next Course Dates: TBD 2017. 

 

PT/ATC MESS Agenda 2017

 

USSA PT/ATC MESS COURSE 2015: INFORMATIONAL ONLY.

Course Director: Gillian Bower PT SCS

 

Tuesday May 12 – Thursday May 14th:

Emergency Response for the Physical Therapist presented by the Sports Physical Therapy Section. (Includes CRP for Healthcare Professionals, based on Red Cross Emergency Responder Course)

Register separately at: SPTS EMR Course Park City Utah

 

Friday, May 15th 2015: The USSA Center of Excellence, Park City Utah

 

7:30-8:00                   Registration

8:00-8:15am             Course Structure and Objectives  - Gillian Bower DPT SCS

8:15-8:45am             Introduction to USSA - Kyle Wilkens PA-C, L-ATC

8:45-9:30am             Management of Concussion – Jeffrey Kutcher MD

9:30- 10:30am          USSA Concussion Policy and Return to Snow – Kyle Wilkens PA-C, L-ATC

10:30-10:45am        Break

10:45-11:30am        USSA Procedure – Medical Records and Medication Dispensing Gillian Bower DPT SCS

11:30- 12:00pm       Athlete Management Platform (AMP) – Chris Antinori ATC PES CES

12:00– 1:00pm         LUNCH (provided)

1:00 – 2:00pm          Injury Patterns in Freeskiing and Snowboarding Gillian Bower DPT SCS

2:00- 3:00pm            Return to Snow and Return to Competition Criteria and Progressions.  – Jen Kimball DPT SCS OCS

3:00-5:00pm               Practical Stations for Return To Sport Testing

                                    Sport Science Testing Components

                                    Sports Medicine Testing Components

5:00-5:30pm             Adjourn – Questions and Informal Discussions

                                    with USSA Staff.

 

Saturday, May 16th 2015

 

8:30-9:00am             On the hill "Racer Down"  - Steve Zuckerman

9:00-9:30am             Rapid Trauma Assessment in Venue   - Steve Zuckerman

9:30-10:00am           General Medicine  - Nick Monson MD

10:00-10:30am        Dental Emergencies  - Jim Harding DDS

10:30-10:45am        Break

10:45- 11:30am       Role of the Team Physio/ Trainer  - Greg Heuer ATC

11:30- 12:30pm       Review of Prohibited Substances and Methods - Gillian Bower DPT SCS

12:30-1:00pm          Questions / Panel

 

1:00-2:00pm             Lunch (Provided)

 

2:00– 4:00pm          Practical Stations: (30 min each)

                                    SWAY / SCAT-3 /ImPACT

                                    Physical Exam 

                                    Trauma Pack and Medication Kit Review

                                    Presagia 

 

 

 

 

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