Management of Sideline Emergencies

1.25 AMA PRA Category 1/ 1.25 BOC – Category A
Section CEUs:

Presenter Bio: Michael Milligan, MD, CAQSM and Matthew McGraw, MS, LAT, ATC, PES, CES

Disclosure: Neither the speakers or planners of this activity have any relevant relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Materials: Participants have no equipment or materials required to take this education course.

Leaders in the field of sports medicine are continuing to make strides on keeping our athletes safe from medical emergencies. Preparedness can be the difference between life and death when an emergency occurs. This course will delve deeper into the current research and most up to date info regarding medical emergencies such as sudden cardiac death, spinal cord injuries, heat illness, and more. This course will discuss the importance of being prepared and equipped to handle whatever can be thrown at you on the sidelines.


A review of the knee anatomy as it relates to various injuries. This presentation also outlines the process of when to order an MRI, how to perform a knee MRI, and then how to interpret the MRI.


Recognize and understand signs and symptoms for the four H’s of sudden death in athletics (Heart, Heat, Head, Hemoglobin)
Explain evidence-based recommendations with regards to appropriate care of the spine injured athlete
Explain how to best prepare for potential emergencies through emergency action planning and pre-event/pre-season communications between the members of the Athletic Health Care Team

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This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Florida Medical Association. The Florida Medical Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.   

Baptist Health Care is accredited by the Florida Medical Association to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.

Baptist Health Care designates this activity for a maximum of 1.25 hour(s) in AMA PRA Category 1.25 creditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Andrews Research & Education Foundation (BOC AP# P10024) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for a maximum of 1.25 of Category A hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.