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UT Health East Texas Sports Medicine to host emergency sideline training for upcoming football season

Tyler (July 11, 2023) — This Saturday, July 15, UT Health East Texas caregivers will be trained to treat student athletes who need immediate medical attention during a game or event. Led by UT Health East Texas primary care sports medicine physicians, the training will cover different care techniques used to treat:

  • Heat-related diseases, including dehydration, heat stroke and heat exhaustion
  • Concussion and head injuries
  • Spinal injuries, including safe equipment removal and proper backboarding techniques
  • Orthopedic breaks and dislocations and how to reduce and immobilize the injury

The attending caregivers, which include EMS, trauma and sports medicine clinicians, as well as athletic trainers, will hear an educational presentation along with hands-on instruction from the sports medicine team.

The training will take place in the UT Health Tyler Pavilion from 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.


After a brief presentation, hands-on training will begin about 8:30 a.m.

About UT Health East Texas

UT Health East Texas provides care to thousands of patients each year through an extensive regional network that includes 10 hospitals, more than 50 clinics, the Olympic Plaza Tower, 13 regional rehabilitation facilities, two freestanding emergency centers, regional home health services covering 41 counties, an EMS fleet of more than 50 ambulances and four helicopters, and a comprehensive seven-trauma center care network, including the region’s only Level 1 trauma facility.

As a partner with The University of Texas System, UT Health East Texas is uniquely positioned to provide patients with access to leading-edge research and clinical therapies while training and educating the next generation of physicians and other health professionals. The nationally recognized UT System also includes The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, as well as three other major university medical centers located throughout the state.

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