Medical professionals practice techniques for football season

Published: Jul. 11, 2018 at 9:38 PM CDT
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"We practice these skills on a regular basis so that when these emergencies arise we're ready for them" said Rollie Hardies, the lead athletic trainer at Methodist Jennie Edmunson Sports MEdicine

Jennie Ed Sports Med provides trainers for schools athletic events all across Council Bluffs. Wednesday, they teamed up with Council Bluffs Fire and Rescue so they could all sharpen their life-saving skills.. should they be needed in the Fall.

"It's really great the we have a wonderful partnership with especially Council Bluffs fire and rescue that they're willing to come out and practice these scenarios with us so that we're prepared when they do come up during the football season," said Rollie

The team ran three different drills for injuries most commonly seen on the football field.

"The skills we practiced out here on the field specifically were the treatment of fractures and dislocations, spinal injuries and then to care for an unconscious athlete that's unresponsive."

Two football players from Thomas Jefferson High School helped with today's drills. They say it gives them a piece of mind knowing the ones keeping them safe are well trained.