Effective Techniques to Enhance Athletes’ Safety: Is Your Message Getting Through? 4/24/2024


About the Course:
Detection and management of concussion injuries may be improved through enrichment of educational modules and improvement of communication among healthcare professionals and coaches to allow for appropriate evidence-based decisions that may save an athlete’s life. As the literature and recommendations are reviewed to support the need to update mandatory educational programming for various audiences, the participants will reflect and critique their own educational plans to mitigate the risk of continued participation after serious sports injury and identify essential areas needing remediation in current educational programming.

Course Objectives:

  • Identify the need for effective education for all audiences to mitigate injury risk in absence of athletic trainer/health care professional.
  • Locate essential areas often needing remediation during educational programs to improve injury recognition among youth athletes.
  • Recognize appropriate and effective knowledge transfer techniques for various audiences to enhance injury reporting among youth athletes.
  • Identify current educational programs for appropriate knowledge transfer techniques to reduce risk of continued participation after injury.
  • Recognize the need to update mandatory educational programming on a regular basis to reduce risk of continued participation by athletes after injury.

About the Author:
J.D. Boudreaux received a Bachelor of Science degree from McNeese State University in 2003 as well as a Masters of Physical Therapy from LSU Health Sciences Center-Shreveport in 2005. In August of 2003, he became nationally certified as an athletic trainer and obtained his Sports Certified Specialist certification through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties in 2011. He completed his EdD degree from the University of Louisiana Monroe in Curriculum and Instruction in the Fall of 2018.  He has over fifteen years of experience as a dual credentialed sports medicine professional. He has spent seven years managing acute athletic injuries and directing the post-surgical rehabilitation of high-level athletes at the collegiate level. Furthermore, he has served as a visiting lecturer and clinical preceptor for an ATEP program. Currently, he is employed by a private outpatient sports medicine clinic delivering care in conjunction with other medical professionals to a variety of individuals, including high school and collegiate athletes. JD is married to the former Stephanie Mayeux and the proud father of two daughters, Olivia and Anniston. 

How to Receive Credit  

  • View the entire recording which requires a 2-hour commitment of time.
  • After completion of the course, complete the final examination. A passing grade of 75% is required. Test questions link content to learning outcomes as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.  
  • Note to Nursing professionals: Depending on your state requirements, you will be asked to either affirm that you have completed the course, or you will be required to complete the Post-test included in the course.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion. 

Resolution of Conflict of Interest
Colibri Healthcare, LLC implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Colibri Healthcare, LLC not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests