NSMP’s Education Strategy covers a multitude of levels to ensure that practitioners are up-to-date with current best practice, therefore guaranteeing they deliver applied, appropriate knowledge to better implement the project; build evidence-based training methodologies, and provide workshops and lectures on a range of topics related to Sports Sciences and Sports Medicine.
There are a broad range of categories of educational opportunities within Aspetar, including Professional Education, which includes the highly anticipated and well attended Tuesday Lectures (equivalent to ‘Grand Rounds’ in a traditional hospital), and Patient Education, which is comprised of a wide range of multimedia available on numerous subjects across several platforms.
NSMP also maintains a high level of continued professional development (CPD) by creating and sustaining educational initiatives and approaches for all medical staff, thereby assisting employees to evolve whilst simultaneously resulting in enhanced care for all athletes.
As well as creating a standardised approach to sports medicine provisions, these initiatives also ensure continuity of care between all athletes within Aspetar and the clubs and federations.
A multitude of educational initiatives are also being conducted, such as:
- NSMP Emergency on Field Conference (CPD accredited yearly)
- One week Emergency on Field Course by International Experts for NSMP doctors and Head Physiotherapists
- NSMP Journal Club (CPD accredited monthly)
- NSMP Clinical Pathways development and Workshops
- NSMP Physiotherapy Workshops
- I Read an Article for You sessions
- Workshops with Visiting Surgeons
- Educational activities for nurses in conjunction with Aspetar Nursing Education Committee
- Educational activities for massage therapists
Increasing interactions amongst all three areas has allowed NSMP to develop programmes such as the Club/Physio Mentorship Programme and Club/Doctor Fellowship Programme. In collaboration with the Rehabilitation Department, the Physio Mentorship Programme allows club physiotherapists to attend the Rehabilitation Department daily over a course of six weeks, while the Fellowship Programme involves doctors spending 20 hours a month within various departments in Aspetar.
In the treatment of injuries, Aspetar believes that prevention and preparation are essential; something which is reflected in our screening programme, education of athletes, and research. By integrating cutting-edge research with daily clinical practice, both in the hospital and on the playing field, and providing outstanding care to athletes at all levels as part of our on-going mission to ‘assist athletes to achieve their maximum performance and full potential,’ Aspetar offers a complete solution in the field of sports medicine.