Five junior-level athletic training students recently volunteered as first responders for the Miami Marathon. Due to cooler weather, the students working the event made sure to be aware that cases of hypothermia as well as muscle cramps may be the most common cases at the event.
“It was an interesting and eye-opening event, as we were able to treat cases involving full body cramps and cases of hypothermia,” said Barry University student Daniel Zuluaga.
Other students who volunteered echoed that sentiment, referring to the event as “an awesome experience to be able to view all the different types of medical personnel such as athletic trainers, nurses and physicians all working together in the same setting to provide care at this event.”
Barry University student athletic trainers volunteer annually at the marathon as a way to give back to the community and to gain experience dealing with emergency medical care.