Friday Night Medical Time Out
All great professionals know being prepared is vital to achieving success. Whether it’s in business, academics, medicine or sports, many of us run through at least a mental checklist before we engage in activity. It’s within that preparation that we find what is needed, how it should be implemented and what to do if everything we’ve planned for doesn’t come to fruition. Those who are truly prepared take the time to verbalize and record those thoughts in an effort to get others moving in a similar direction. Leaders strive to be proactive and take the time to prepare themselves, their staff and everyone around them to effectively respond in the best and worst case scenarios.
The Friday Night Medical Time Out is designed to prepare Emergency Medical Technicians, Paramedics, Team Physicians, Athletic Trainers and anyone designated as responsible for the medical well-being of athletes or spectators on game day to simply be aware, prepared and educated. Communication between these individuals can make the difference between a positive outcome and a negative experience should an injury or incident occur. Following the Friday Night Medical Time Out procedure reduces and in most cases eliminates chaos and confusion because these professionals simply took the time to be prepared.