THE EMERGENCY RESPONSE FOR THE ATHLETE (ERA) COURSE: BEGINNING NOVEMBER 2018
After careful consideration and feedback from our students and professional organizations, Cogent Steps, LLC is pleased to announce the Emergency Response for the Athlete (ERA) course. This course has been deliberately designed and tailored for physical therapist and athletic training students, licensed providers in athletic training, nursing, physical therapy and physicians who want specialized training in sideline and venue emergency management of the athlete. The ERA is a leap forward in quality and value for students and hosts.
The benefits of this new course include:
- One payment for course registration, textbook and testing
- Self-paced textbook and videos to download for immediate use
- Online testing with review
- 2-day vs 3-day in-person intensive course
- Sport-specific topics which coincide with the Description of Clinical Practice for the Sports Specialist
- CPR/AED as an add-on module only if needed (end of first day)
The ERA is pending designation as an NATABOC approved course through the Sports Physical Therapy Section. ERA will assist physical therapists with training in preparation for Sports Residencies and Fellowships. The ERA has been approved by the Sports Specialty Council as satisfying the ABPTS requirement for Acute Management of Injury & Illness for applicants for Sports Specialist Certification.
Cogent Steps, LLC is not an approved educational provider for firefighters and EMT professionals who need to complete training and testing for the national registry exam.
INFORMATION FOR ERA STUDENTS FOR PURCHASING DIDACTIC SELF-PACED COURSE MATERIALS & FOLLOW ON IN PERSON COURSE
There are two parts to the course and a single registration with only one fee.
Part 1: Didactic Self-Paced
Part 2: In-Person Course
Students must sign-in and create a unique user id and password.
Students will purchase the textbook and accompanying videos for the course from the Cogent Steps store tab.
Students must provide their Sports Physical Therapy Section registration number and code to receive the section discount.
Once purchased, students may download the text and videos.
The textbook takes approximately 6-8 hours to complete depending on your pace.
Once the textbook is complete, students must take the 75-question online test and pass with a score of 80% or higher.
Once the test is complete, students will be cleared participation in Part 2: In-Person Course.
INFORMATION FOR ERA STUDENTS FOR IN-PERSON COURSE AND CPR
Once students complete their ERA course registration from the Cogent Steps store They may also select their site for the in-person portion of the course.
Courses are held within the US at various universities, hospitals and clinics. Additionally, courses are offered prior to Combined Sections Meeting, Marine Corps Marathon, and Team Concept Conference.
Students may request information for hosting their own course.
There is no additional charge for the in-person course, unless a student also requires CPR. If CPR is required, students will purchase that module separately in the store and must bring or purchase an adult/infant mask for this segment. CPR will be taught at the end of the first day.
There are two testing components for the in-person course, both on day 2.
- Spine boarding
- Practical application with role-play
Approximately two and four weeks prior to the course, students will receive emails from a staff member of Cogent Steps, LLC providing information and details of the course, to include exact location, parking and any specifics of the location.
The course hours are:
Day 1: 8-4:30 with CPR being an additional 45+ minutes.
Day 2: 8-4 with practicals running from 1:45 to 4 pm.
If there are travel concerns, please let the lead instructor know ahead of time and accommodations can be coordinated.
COURSE COSTS (AS OF JANUARY 1, 2019)
To receive continuing education credit and SPTS certificate, both portions (self-paced didactic and in-person live) must be completed within 6 months of each other.
ARC CPR/AED module (elective): $50
CPR mask: $15
Recertification Courses: $426
NOTE! CANCELLATION POLICY!
Refunds will not be offered to those who cancel less than two weeks prior to the course except in extreme cases of medical emergency. Permission must be granted by the course director in these cases. Those who must cancel less than two weeks out may take the course at another time within the next year.
While we coordinate with our hosts, on a rare occasion a situation may arise where a course needs to be cancelled or postponed due to administrative, contract or registration issues. We make every attempt to decide 14 days prior to the first day. We recommend purchasing refundable tickets and hotel rooms or the purchase of travel insurance should a cancellation or postponement occur. Students are welcome to transfer between courses if a conflict arises.