I am currently with Womens basketball rotation, but will be switching this Monday to mens basketball. However, they both we typically have the same medical and emergency supplies. First I would make sure my medical kit has a lot of gloves, guaze, adhesive dressings, band-aids as all sizes, scissors, all kinds of tapping (non adhesion and adhesion tape), pre wrap, elastic bandages, a variety of medicines including, asprin, advil, antihistamines for any allergic reaction, itching cream/ antibiotic cream, instant cold and hot packs, eye solution, blood stopper powder, hydrogen peroxide, CPR mask, mouth guards, tape adherent, heel and lace pads. I would also want on hand an AED, splint bag, and spine board; however, we do keep these in the clinic due to not having much in stock. So I would keep in mind that those are in the AT if needed. I believe these items will fit best for the basketball team because of their injuries they tend to have. Mainly having prewrap and tape for these athletes is essential. There are a lot of times when they get scratched or cut their body, and having gloves, guaze and band aids is essential for the team. Lastly, having ace bandages is important because throughout the season many athletes begin having tight muscles and using the ace bandage to prevent pulling a muscle is also very important to the basketball team medical kit. Throughout all the basketball practices I have attended, that is the main item used during the practice. However, having these other medical items just in case if need be is also important because you never know injury can occur.
For my attempts and masteries for this week include 18 attempts and 0 masteries. I was able to get a lot of attempts during Briannes class this week and was able to document all of them that we performed in class. This allows me to conclude the goal of having my attempts. However, for masteries I have the next week to complete my goal of getting 7 masteries every two weeks. I believe I will have this completed this week because we have a practical. I am on track with my masteries and attempts this semester to completing my goals. Lastly, another important goal to me is knowing more special tests than I did last year. This week will be really critical for me to buckle down to allow this to happen. I have a shoulder practical which is a lot of test. However, I have been studying this past weekend to know all of the shoulder tests that are both in my clinical book and for my practical this week.
These journal entries express my experience as an athletic training student