Bryan Health, LPS team up for training on keeping athletes safe from the heat

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Bryan Health paired with Lincoln Public Schools on Friday to provide training simulations on diagnosing and treating heat illness.

The scenarios helped prepare high school athletic trainers for the upcoming fall sports season.

Athletic trainers and directors, as well as medical personnel from high schools in the Lincoln area, gathered at Seacrest Field for the training.

Mannequins, which were provided by the Bryan College of Health Sciences, as well as human volunteers were used to provide a real-world training environment.

Cassie Metzner, an athletic trainer for Waverly High School through Bryan Health, thought there was a great turnout for the event.

“We had athletic directors coming in and out to see how the program was going, and getting feedback from them has been a great instrument for future training sessions,” she said.

Participants were also taught how to use a wet bulb globe, which is used to measure things like temperature and humidity to determine the environment’s effect on people.

They learned when to put someone on a spine board, and the proper steps to remove football equipment.

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