Andrews Institute Sideline Emergencies Course Prepares Athletic Health Care Team for Upcoming School Year



Andrews Institute Sideline Emergencies Course Prepares Athletic Health Care Team for Upcoming School Year

GULF BREEZE, Fla. (Aug. 9, 2022) – The Sports Medicine Outreach department at Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine recently conducted its annual Management of Sideline Emergencies course for athletic trainers and other sideline first responders.

The hands-on course takes participants though a series of potential emergencies divided into four clinical skills labs.

  • Spine Boarding; Equipment Removal; and Facemask Removal
  • CPR Review and Skills Practice; General Medical Reminders; Internal Organs; Medical Time Outs; and EMS Relations
  • Heat Management: Cold Water Immersion and Rectal Temperature Assessment; Lightning/Weather: Considerations and Triage; Scoop Stretcher
  • Fracture Management and Bleeding Control Basics; Ortho Trauma Reminders and Scenarios

“The course does a great job of mimicking urgent and emergent scenarios we see in sports medicine coverage,” said Michael Milligan, M.D., director of external development for sports medicine outreach at Andrews Institute. “When there is an actual sideline emergency, we know our team is prepared.”

The Management of Sideline Emergencies course is one of many ways the Sports Medicine Outreach department at Andrews Institute supports the health and safety of athletes. Chad McCammon, vice president of orthopaedics at Andrews Institute said, “Andrews Institute is committed to keeping student athletes across Northwest Florida as safe as possible. That's why a course like this is so important.”

Andrews Institute provides athletic trainers to all public high schools in Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton counties along with the University of West Florida, Pensacola Christian College, Pensacola Christian Academy and Aletheia Christian Academy. Services for student athletes include injury-prevention training/education, injury treatment, concussion baseline testing and pre-participation physicals. Coaches and leaders at Andrews Institute partner schools also have access to receive AED/CPR training and education seminars covering different topics related to sports medicine.

For more information on the sports medicine outreach program at Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, email



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About the Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine 

Located minutes from Pensacola, Florida, in Gulf Breeze, Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine provides world-class care and service for the athlete in everyone. The institute features more than 30 physicians and medical experts providing best-in-class service in specialties ranging from orthopedics and sports medicine to joint care and neurosurgery and is accessible to everyone. It is the world’s only facility offering surgery, diagnostic imaging, rehabilitation and athletic performance training all on one campus. The one-of-a-kind center focuses on the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries while using the expertise of nationally and internationally renowned orthopedic surgeon James Andrews, M.D. Dr. Andrews is best known as physician to some of sport’s greatest professional athletes. For more information, visit

About Baptist Health Care

Baptist Health Care is a not-for-profit health care organization based in northwest Florida that is committed to helping people throughout life's journey. The organization is a proud member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. Baptist continuously strives to be a national leader in quality and service. Baptist Health Care includes three hospitals, four medical parks, Andrews Institute for Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine and a large network of primary care and specialty physicians. Baptist Health Care is one of the largest non-governmental employers in northwest Florida.

Baptist Health Care ● Baptist Hospital ● Gulf Breeze Hospital ● Jay Hospital ● Baptist Medical Parks Airport, Nine Mile, Navarre and Pace ● Andrews Institute ● Baptist Medical Group ● Baptist Heart & Vascular Institute

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