“Excellent value for a very necessary service. Eric was easy to work with and did an excellent job working with crashed riders.”
Velo Avanti – Canyon Velo Cycling Teams
“We were very pleased with the service provided by medics on the ball this football season and we look forward to working with your company again next year.”
North Oxnard Warriors
“Justin was at ease with everyone. He was calm, courteous, assuring and comforting to the kids. He followed up promptly with coaches, board members and most importantly with parents. He never impeded the speed of the game. He knew when it was appropriate to come on the field and worked well with everyone. I also appreciated the timely reports that i received from the company. I never asked for them but first thing every Monday morning they were there. It was a total turnkey operation. I never had to ask for a thing. I never had to worry about a thing!”
Torrey Pines Pop Warner Football
Medics on the Ball now offers King Devick Testing, a two minute test for each of your players. The King-Devick Test is an objective rapid sideline screening test for concussions that allows you to have a preseason or pregame baseline for your athletes.
How it Works
During play when a suspected head injury occurs, the athlete is evaluated by having the King-Devick test administered. The results are then compared to the initial preseason or pregame baseline. This provides coaches, athletic trainers, medical professionals, and parents the ability to objectively determine whether players should be removed from games or not. As a result, King-Devick Test can help prevent the serious consequences of repetitive concussions resulting from an athlete returning to play after a head injury.
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Concussion is one of the most commonly occurring injuries in sports today. The Sport Concussion Assessment Tool (SCAT) is a commonly used paper neurocognitive tool. To date, little is known about SCAT baseline normative values in youth athletes.
The Second International Symposium on Sport Concussion in Prague in 2004 led to the creation of a new Sport Concussion Assessment Tool (SCAT) for athlete self-evaluation and physician assessment of sports concussions.
The tool combines existing assessment tools, including the Standardized Assessment of Concussion, into a new standardized tool on a two-sided card.
Medics On The Ball wants your players to play healthy and stay that way. This FREE tool, in combination with King Devick Testing can help you achieve that.
Simply click the link below to receive your free assessment tool and please download a copy of our Concussion Information Sheet for Parents.
Below is our list of Frequently Asked Questions. Please click each question to reveal the answer or click here to expand all of them.Q. Why should I choose Medics on the Ball over so many other standby medical event companies?
- Professionalism – Medics on the Ball shows up in easily recognizable uniforms with a professional appearance and attitude. Our service is second to none.
- Dedication – Unlike others, this is what we do. We are not attorneys, accountants or students. This is not a hobby or a part time job for us. We are emergency medical professionals. You wouldn’t ask an EMT to fight for you in court or do your taxes. Why would you want an attorney or an accountant treating your medical emergency?
- Flexibility – Medics on the Ball will work with you at every angle to make sure you are as happy as possible with our services.
Q. How many EMTs or Medics are needed at my event?
- The number of medics for your event depends on many variables. Type of event, estimated people in attendance, risk factors and location are just few. We will work with you to help you calculate the best medics to guest ratio.
Q. Can't we just call 9-1-1?
- Even with good cell service, in most counties around Southern California you are calling CHP which has to route your call. Response time averages 7-10 minutes to get EMS on site. Medics On The Ball response time is mere seconds.
- 911 systems are responsible for an entire community and are generally over taxed, thus response time could be even longer.
Q. We are right across the street (or down the street) from the fire station. Can't we call them?
- see answer 3 above…you are not generally calling right across the street. Additionally, Firefighters/Paramedics/EMTs don’t always sit in their fire house. Often times they are out assisting someone else.
Q. Why can't we use volunteers? We have parents that are firefighters, police officers, paramedics and doctors
We have been those volunteers you’ve trusted for years. You can trust that we’ve seen not only the challenges faced by organizers when trying to provide medical services at their events, but also the challenges faced by volunteers.
- Events struggle with making sure that there is appropriate medical equipment on site, not all volunteers will have their own. Organizers struggle to verify license status and address volunteer liability concerns. Do you have the time, resources or background to verify that all your volunteers are properly licensed and insured?
- What will you do if your volunteer calls out sick at the last minute? How will you find a replacement in time? Medics On The Ball has enough staff to ensure that no matter what, we will be at your event, rain or shine.
- Volunteers are dressed in street clothes, easily blending into the crowds making it hard for participants, onlookers, event staff and incoming rescue to recognize that there is someone on scene that can help. Medics On The Ball staff are dressed in uniform and look professional at all times. Our uniforms make it obvious who we are and that we are there to help.
Q. Are you saying that volunteers are unreliable?
- You can rely on them. But doing so assumes that they will show up to every event prepared with all the proper equipment to treat any injury. It also assumes that they are insured to treat patients outside their work environment. Medics On The Ball arrives on scene with all the equipment you would find on an ambulance and all our medics are covered by our own liability insurance.
Q. Why don't you provide an ambulance?
- Having an ambulance increases our costs, which inherently increase your cost. Based on our experience, it is not cost effective to have an ambulance on site.
- In our experience a mere 1% of all injuries require emergency transportation. By not having an ambulance on site we save you the cost of paying one to sit there. Should an ambulance become necessary we will stabilize the patient and call 911. Upon the arrival of rescue units, Medics On The Ball will hand off the patient to the Fire Department, along with all pertinent medical history and detailed documentation of the injury.
- and finally, if the ambulance has to transport a patient from your event, you have now lost your ambulance and medical staff for the remainder of your event.
Q. There are ambulance companies out there that can provide the same service you do.
- That is true. Unfortunately, many of those companies do not have the staff to dedicate to your event. Many times that company is stationing their ambulance at your event but if there is a call that requires them they will leave you without medical support. Medics On The Ball staff is solely dedicated to your event. We will be there from before your event starts to after your event ends.
Q. What if I really, really want an ambulance at my event, can you provide one?
Current Openings: We are accepting qualified applicants on an as-needed basis for on-call, per diem work. (*Note: This is not an ongoing full or part-time position.)
Pay Rate: Depending on specific skill level and expertise.
Qualifications: Min 2-years expererience in EMS, including Emergency Rooms, Hospitals, Ambulances, etc.
Requirements: All qualified candidates must be willing to submit to the following policies:
- Provide own BLS equipment/medical supplies necessary to perform job duties (PLUS, but not mandatory)
- MUST have weekend availability
- Adhere to all Federal HIPAA Law Standards on Patient Confidentiality
- No visible tattoos or piercings (ears ok for women)
- All Certifications/licenses must be current.
- Must have passed the National Registry exam (EMT)
- Must have good attention to detail
- Must have good documentation skills
- Good Communication skills
- Must be confident working both with a partner and independently
- Experience in sports medicine is a PLUS but not mandatory