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Evaluation and Management of the Injured Rodeo Athlete Event


University of Colorado School of Medicine Office of Continuing Medical Education


December 9-10, 2013


The South Point Hotel
Las Vegas, Nevada

Course Description

This program will provide attendees with the knowledge to provide care for the most common injuries sustained by the rodeo athlete. It will cover acute care, late reconstruction and preventative methods to limit injury in the rodeo athlete. The meeting is intended for physicians, athletic trainers, and allied health personnel who participate in the medical care of the rodeo athlete in their local community, or provide medical coverage at local, regional and national rodeos. The meeting will have a special emphasis on case based learning with ample time for questions and discussion guided by experienced moderators.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this program, the participants
should be able to:

  1. Diagnose and manage a rodeo athlete with a concussion and inform the patient of preventive measures aimed at decreasing head injury in the rodeo athlete.
  2. Identify potentially serious occult injuries in the rodeo athlete and make referral decisions for further diagnostic evaluation in a timely fashion to prevent missed injuries, and delayed treatment in this patient population.
  3. Assess the potential benefits of preventative taping, bracing and muscle energy techniques to prevent or treat skeletal and extremity injuries and prescribe a modality that will most benefit the athlete.
  4. Develop protocols for the management of life threatening injuries including but not limited to pelvic injury, spinal column injury, blunt abdominal and thoracic trauma sustained in a rodeo arena.

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