GENESEO, N.Y. - SUNY Geneseo head athletic trainer Angelo Zegarelli worked with volunteers from the men's ice hockey team and Geneseo First Response to train and prepare for on-ice medical emergencies, holding a workshop on Sunday afternoon at Ira S. Wilson Ice Arena.
Zegarelli worked with several Geneseo First Response students to train in treating on-ice injuries and medical emergencies.
"We want to provide the highest level of healthcare possible to our student-athletes," said Zegarelli. "We want to make sure that everyone involved in the care of a critically injured student-athlete is on the same page, that we have relationships as healthcare providers and open lines of communication."
The training covered the on-ice handling of medical emergencies including head and neck injuries and other severe injuries as well as handling ice hockey-specific issues such as the safe removal of equipment.
"In addition to the safety of our student-athletes, we want to give the Geneseo First Response students an experience that they may otherwise not have," said Zegarelli. "A piece to their EMT training that may set them apart as they pursue medical school, physical therapy school or careers as professional first responders."