The BOC Guiding Principles for AT Policy and
Procedure Development features educational
materials and templates to assist Athletic Trainers
(ATs) and other appropriate individuals in the
development of policies and procedures.
Policies and procedures are a critical component
of a risk management plan. Policies and
procedures provide individuals with instructions
to carry out the organization’s expectations.
When written properly, clear expectations
(policies) and instructions (procedures) allow
for a policy to be implemented and provide
standardization in daily operational activities.
Policies and procedures provide clarity when
dealing with issues and activities that are
critical to health and safety, legal liabilities and
regulatory requirements. Policies and procedures
help organization leaders communicate desired
outcomes to employees and other individuals;
further, they help clarify roles and responsibilities
within the organization.
Look for the new document now on the BOC
website. A companion interactive tool, much like
the Facility Principles online resource tool, will be
available later this Summer 2017.
THE BOC GUIDING PRINCIPLES FOR AT
POLICY AND PROCEDURE DEVELOPMENT
As healthcare professionals, Athletic Trainers (ATs) are seldom in
the limelight. Being noticed generally means an athlete has been
injured – something no one wants to happen. However, that can
make it difficult for everyone to understand the important work ATs
do. That’s why the BOC, along with the NATA, is working to raise
awareness of the work that ATs do every day to keep people healthy
and active. The following advertisements – which so far are running
in the BOC’s home of Omaha, Nebraska as local public relation
pieces – highlight the role of the AT in keeping young athletes
safe, particularly as youth sports grow increasingly demanding and
These ads are now available to you for promoting awareness in your
publications and online. Select an advertisement and fill out the form
online. We will provide the advertising artwork file, in PDF format,
to you within 2 business days. Standard artwork file dimensions are
5x7, 8x10, 8 ½ x 11 and 24x36. If you have any questions, please
contact Krystal Callaway-Neppl at KrystalCN@bocatc.org.