Select The Right Medical Support For Your Program

Written by Terri Brinston
July 14, 2023
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How do you select the best service for your needs?

It amazes me how different people are, especially men and women. After being married for over 27 years I have gotten quite comfortable with accepting and embracing our differences. I have grown to respect the differences in people including my family and friends. This enlightenment became most prevalent to me when I took my boyfriend, now husband shopping with me for the first time. It was the very first time that I became aware that everyone does not think like me, go figure. We walked into the store and I instantly spotted a dress that was the perfect color and style that I was looking for. It was too good to be true. I continued to comb through the racks making sure I did not miss not a single garment. My boyfriend informed me that he would wait for me on a bench outside the store. I was so impressed with his patients. Two hours later, I walked out of the store with the first dress I found when I walked in the store. I found him slumped over and sleep. Needless to say, that was the last time he went shopping with me.

Yes, we are very different. When he goes shopping, he walks in and goes directly to the item he is looking for and then navigates directly to check out. He does not deviate from his plan. He does not compare prices or brands. He knows what he wants and he gets it. On the other hand, I like options. I like to make sure I am getting the best deal and quality.

Compare Medical Support Services

I’m sure that I am not the only one who likes options. So if you are like me and you like to compare prices and quality of products and services then I am sure you will find value in this article. I know that coaches and athletic directors are aware of the inherent risk an athlete faces. With all the research, it is impossible to ignore the risk. There are many services available to support them during athletic events. It is important to make sure you select the right services to support the safety of your athletes. To help you make the right choice, I did the work for you. Please review the following chart and get this done today. Secure service to support your athlete’s safety (chart is not all-inclusive).

Medical Support Services Affordability Positive   Negatives 
MSN Fast  Affordable $$
  • Readily Availability
  • Available for practice, home, and away games  
  • Dependable
  • Respond and assess all injuries 
  • Experienced
  • Athletes safety is priority   
  • Affordable 
  • Flexibility 
  • Don’t required benefits 
  • Provide medical supplies
  • Lack advanced medical resources (EMS rig) 
Athletic Trainer Expensive  $$$$
  • Available for practice, home, and away games 
  • Dependable
  • Respond and assess all injuries
  • Experienced
  • Athlete safety is priority
  • Full Time 
  • Expensive
  • Require benefits 
  • Lack advanced medical resources (EMS rig)

 

Stand By Ambulance Services  Expensive $$$
  • Experienced
  • Advance Medical Resources 
  • Support servier injuries (concoustion, fracture, etc.)
  • Expensive 
  • Athletic support is not their priority 
  • Availability is contingent on community emergency needs 
  • Do not support minor injuries 
Volunteer  Affordable $
  • Experienced 
  • Respond and assess all injuries
  • Affordable 
  • Don’t required benefits 
  • Lack availability 
  • Not dependable 
  • May lack experience 
  • Athletic support is not their priority 
  • Lack resources 
Physical Therapist  Expensive $$$$
  • Available for practice, home, and away games 
  • Dependable
  • Respond and assess all injuries
  • Experienced
  • Athlete safety is priority
  • Full Time 
  • Expensive
  • Require benefits 
  • Lack advanced medical resources (EMS rig) 

 

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