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Q: Who is responsible for ensuring collaboration and communication of health professionals in the training room?

A:  The Head Athletics Trainer, in close communication with the Team Physician, is responsible for ensuring collaboration and coordination of student-athlete treatment with specialty physicians, rehabilitation specialists, allied health professionals and other resources and agencies to produce the highest levels of student-athlete health care. In particular, the Head Athletics Trainer, NATA board certified, is responsible for consultation with appropriate licensed medical practitioners in the design of treatment strategies.  All athletics training staff members have a responsibility to request clarification of any physician’s instructions or treatment regimens that he/she has reason to believe are inaccurate or contraindicated.