The Fayette County Memorial Hospital (FCMH) partnered with Washington High School (WHS) to sponsor a coaches clinic hosted by WHS on June 3.
There were over 41 coaches from 10 different area junior and high schools including Miami Trace, Fairfield Local, Madison Plains, North Adams, Crooksville, Greenfield, Jackson, Huntington, Circleville and WHS.
The clinic’s purpose was to educate coaches about environmental safety, life threatening and non-life threatening injuries, health concerns, emergency planning, and the Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation (RICE) method. These topics are required by the state of Ohio for all coaches in high school and middle school sports.
Presenters included Josh Wiemels, FCMH athletic trainer, Denise Bain, FCMH athletic trainer, Mary Dye, FCMH registered nurse, and Christopher Mizer, director of physical therapy and physician practice at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. The clinic met all the requirements for the pupil activity permit that is required by the state of Ohio for all coaches to be updated every three years. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) re-certification was conducted by Bev Hughes, FCMH vice president of nursing.
The clinic is held annually. It is free of charge and the CPR re-certification costs $10. If you are interested in attending or learning more about future clinics please contact Josh Wiemels, FCMH athletic trainer by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (216)-925-3555.
Fayette County Memorial Hospital is a critical access hospital (25 bed hospital) with over 30-plus healthcare providers, complete with a full spectrum of healthcare services.