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As 2014 comes to a close, NATA would like to wish its members, partners and other industry professionals a safe and happy holiday season. As we reflect on the past year for the industry, we would like to provide the readers of Range of Motion a look at the most accessed articles from the year. Our regular publication will resume Jan. 5.


New EBP Requirements for ATs in 2014
NATA
From March 10: Beginning in 2014, all ATs are required by the BOC to obtain EBP Category CEUs. ATs certified prior to 2013 will be required to complete 10 EBP CEUs to report by December 2015. To learn how you can earn EBP Category CEUs from NATA, click here. Be sure to bookmark this page, as NATA will be adding more EBP Category content throughout the year.
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Importance of the NPI Number
NATA
From April 17: All health care providers should obtain a NPI number. Having a NPI adds credibility to both the individual athletic trainer and the athletic training profession. You only have to apply for your NPI once and can have multiple taxonomy codes. Applying for a NPI number is quick, easy and free. Get yours today!
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BOD Accepts ECE Report on Professional Education in Athletic Training: An Examination of the Professional Degree Level
NATA
From Jan. 6: The NATA BOD has accepted and authorized dissemination of the report from the NATA's Executive Committee for Education workgroups that have been examining the topic of the professional degree for athletic training and whether the degree should be at the baccalaureate or post-baccalaureate level. This project, under the leadership of Sara Brown, MS, ATC and Jolene Henning, EdD, ATC, LAT, is the result of a collaborative effort among more than 40 ATs as well as administrators who possess an understanding of and commitment to the athletic training profession. The NATA BOD charged these groups to examine the professional degree level issue. As such, the findings are informational and do not represent formal statements of policy.
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Concussion Legislation in Every State
NATA
From Feb. 17: Last month Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed House Bill 48, also known as the Mississippi Youth Concussion Law. The signing of the legislation is significant on a national level as well as it means that now all 50 states have enacted a youth sports concussion law. Take a look at the NATA site to learn more about the state level resources offered by the association.
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Introducing Senate Res. 372
NATA
From March 17: We have exciting news on the legislative front! Just prior to last week's Capitol Hill Day event in Washington, D.C., Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) introduced Senate Resolution 372 to the Senate. S.Res. 372 endorses NATA's goals and ideals for a Secondary School Student Athletes' Bill of Rights and encourages schools to develop and adopt best practices and standards to prevent and address student athlete injuries.
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Introducing the SAFE PLAY Act
NATA
From Aug. 4: Rep. Lois Capps (CA-24), Rep. Bill Pascrell (NJ-09) and Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) introduced the Supporting Athletes, Families and Educators to Protect the Lives of Athletic Youth (SAFE PLAY) Act, a bill that would promote the safety of our young athletes. NATA worked with the legislators to introduce the bill, which would take a multipronged approach of research, community education and federal support for school districts to adopt best practices to keep youth athletes safe. SAFE PLAY focuses on addressing several sports medicine areas including heat exposure, CPR and AED training, concussion response and energy drink consumption. The full press release is available now.
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New Bill Introduced Relating to ATs
NATA
From Jan. 13: NATA, in partnership with AMSSM, is pleased to announce that Reps. Tom Latham (R-IA) and Cedric Richmond (D-LA) introduced H.R. 3722, "To provide protections for certain sports medicine professionals who provide certain medical services in a secondary State." The bill was referred to the House Judiciary and Energy and Commerce Committees.
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New Continuing Education Requirements — Evidence Based Practice
Board of Certification
From April 14: The BOC added a new continuing education category at the beginning of 2014. The Evidence Based Practice category helps ATs infuse the best new evidence into clinical decision-making, with the goal of improving patient outcomes. ATs are required to complete a minimum number of EBP continuing education units to maintain their BOC certification. All CEUs are due by Dec. 31, 2015. ATs certified before 2014 must complete 50 CEUs, including at least 10 EBP CEUs. ATs certified in 2014 must complete 25 CEUs, including at least 5 EBP CEUs. BOC Approved EBP programs are listed on the BOC website. Approved programs are updated monthly. Complete details of the Certification Maintenance changes can be found here.
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Should Pitchers Ice After Throwing to Prevent Shoulder Injuries?
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Prominent Athletic Trainer Breaks Tradition, Earns University Honor
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From April 7: Rene Shingles remembers a time when a female athletic trainer's input wasn't welcome in the locker room. While working at South Carolina's Newberry College in the 1980s, Shingles was in the process of diagnosing an elbow injury for a starting football player. She, as well as the rest of her staff, thought he had fractured his elbow, but the X-ray came back negative. Knowing the fracture was still there, she decided it wasn't safe for the athlete to continue to play. The coach vehemently disagreed.
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