School Nurse Day

DATE: Tuesday July 9, 2024

TIME: 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Rothchild Catering & Conference Center
8807 Kingston Pike 
Knoxville, TN 37923

COST: $15 (pay online with registration)
Includes lunch and snacks

Attendees will receive a certificate for 5 hours of credit at the conclusion on the event.


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TSSAA Preparticipation Physical Evaluation form

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Tennessee Concussion form

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Sudden Cardiac Arrest Form

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A parent/guardian must fill out and sign the History and Consent pages of the Evaluation Form, and sign the Concussion and Sudden Cardiac Arrest Forms. If these are not signed, we will not be able to provide an evaluation for the student athlete.


8:00 a.m. – West/Grace
8:30 a.m. – A-E/Concord
9:00 a.m. – South-Doyle
9:30 a.m. – Powell
10:00 a.m. – HVA/CAK
10:30  a.m. – Halls
11:00 a.m. – Bearden/Berean
11:30 a.m. – Karns
12:00 p.m. – Central
12:30 p.m. – Carter/FBA
1:00 p.m. – Farragut
1:30 p.m. – Fulton/Gibbs/Webb
2:00 p.m. – Career Magnet/Catholic/STEM/Lenoir City


Scott Byrd
(865) 450-1226
[email protected]


The purpose of these evaluations is to meet the requirements for participation as set by the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA). We recommend that student athletes also visit their family practice medical provider to obtain a thorough physical examination.

Our evaluation is designed to screen in a cursory way for common causes of injury and sudden death among young, relatively healthy individuals. It is not intended to replace a comprehensive health evaluation by an individual’s primary care physician. The standard exam performed during our evaluation is based upon guidelines set forth by the American College of Sports Medicine, the American Medical Society of Sports Medicine, and the American Academy of Pediatrics. Specifically, it does not evaluate conditions detectable only through laboratory or mechanical medium such as urinalysis, blood and serum analysis, ECG, EEG or echocardiogram.

If a health care provider during the exam detects a potentially hazardous condition, recommended participation may be contingent upon further evaluation by the athlete’s personal physician. Under the Americans with Disability Act, no person can be barred from physical activity. However it may be the recommendation of the person or persons performing the exam that sports-related activity might put the student athlete at substantial risk.

Our evaluations may be performed by one or more persons with the following areas of expertise: medical assistants, licensed practical nurses, registered nurses, athletic trainers, physical therapists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, general medical physicians, family physicians, and/or orthopaedic surgeons.

koc School Nurse Day 2024 agenda





8:30 AM

Rodney Satterfield, AAS, EMT-P, TCC

Jefferson County EMS

Hidden in Plain Sight - Drug Addiction in Students

9:45 AM

Mike Van Bruggen, LAT, ATC

KOC Sports Medicine

Return to Learn After Concussion

10:45 AM

Candace Rich, PT, DPT

OrthoTennessee Therapy

Early Interventions for Common Orthopaedic Conditions

12:30 PM

James Pickering, DDS

Pickering & Allen Orthodontics

It’s a Tooth - Yikes! Dental and Orthodontic Emergencies

1:30 PM

Denia Ramirez-Montealegre, MD, MPH, PhD

UTMC Pediatric Neurology

Seizures and Epilepsy: A Clinical Approach