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Introduction to Athletic Training and Emergency Care in Sports

Author(s): Deborah I Craig

Edition: 3

Copyright: 2016

Pages: 204

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Welcome to the Introduction to Athletic Training and Emergency Care in Sports textbook! The focus of this text is to provide you, the reader, with two things: first, a broad understanding of the Athletic Training profession; and second, some basic skills that prepare you to enter an Athletic Training education program if you choose to pursue this wonderful profession. There are many facets to Athletic Training. Thus, this text combines the many facets in as concise of a text as possible. The first four chapters introduce the Profession of Athletic Training in an overview, Legal Issues in the profession, Emergency Planning and Management, and Pre-Participation Physical Exam issues. All of these help to provide a background of preparedness for the new Athletic Trainer. Chapters 5-10 then take the reader through injury types and evaluation basics, injury treatment options, and rehabilitation issues revolving around commonly seen athletic injuries. Finally, chapters 11-14 provide a basic understanding of the various types of emergencies that can and do happen in sports, including environmental conditions, cardiac and non-cardiac emergencies. Protective equipment is reviewed in detail to help with the prevention side of athletic injuries. For those who love the healthcare field and sports in general, this text provides a good base from which to begin a career in Athletic Training. I hope you enjoy using this text to further your understanding of the Athletic Training profession!

1 The Profession of Athletic Training

Definition of the Athletic Training Profession

Structure of the NATA

History of the Education of Athletic Trainers

Certification and Licensure

Employment

The Sports Medicine Team

Summary

Sources Cited & Must Read List

2 Legal Issues in Athletic Training

Legal Terms

Good Samaritan Law

Athlete’s Assumption of Risk

Record Keeping and HIPAA

Professional Liability Insurance

Athlete Insurance Considerations

Insurance Processing and Billing

Third-Party Reimbursement

Protecting Yourself against Legal Accusations

Workplace Ergonomics

Summary

Sources Cited & Must Read List

3 Emergency Action Planning and Management

Introduction

Emergency Action Plan Components

The Primary Survey

The Secondary Survey

Spine-Boarding Techniques

Summary 28

Sources Cited & Must Read List

LAB #1 Spine-Boarding an Injured Athlete

4 Pre-Participation Physical Examinations

Introduction

Requirements of the Pre-Participation Physical Examination

Organizational Considerations for Team PPEs

Involvement of the Sports Medicine Team

Results: What Do They Mean?

Medical Disqualification of an Athlete

Special Populations

Summary

Sources Cited & Must Read List

LAB #2 Vitals Lab

5 Injury Classification

Introduction

Types of Tissues Injured

Loads That Produce Tissue Injury

Degrees of Injury

Tissue Response to Injury

Injury Epidemiological Studies

Injury Surveillance Systems

Summary

Sources Cited & Must Read List

6 Injury Assessment Considerations

Introduction

Pain

On-Field Assessment

Off-Field Assessment (HIPS/HOPS Procedure)

Documentation and Communication

Summary

Sources Cited & Must Read List

LAB #3 General Assessment Routine

7 Immediate Treatment Considerations

OSHA Standards

Bloodborne Pathogens

Universal Precautions

Wound Care Techniques

Treatment Options

Splinting/Bracing Techniques

Transporting Techniques

Ambulatory Aids

Referral to Another Health Care Specialist

Summary

Sources Cited & Must Read List

LAB #4 Wound Care—OSHA Standards: Cold/Heat Treatments

LAB #5 Splinting and Use of Ambulatory Aids

8 Training and Conditioning Techniques

Introduction

Basic Muscle Physiology

Factors Influencing Muscle Force Production

Muscle Biomechanics

Contents

Strength Conditioning

Endurance Conditioning

Flexibility

Cardiovascular Conditioning

Sport-Specific Training

Nutrition Considerations

Summary

Sources Cited & Must Read List

LABS #6 and #7 Lifting and Spotting Techniques

9 Rehabilitation and Return to Play

Introduction

Rehabilitation Components

Rehabilitation Phases

Rehabilitation Phase Progressions

Decision Making and Return to Play Considerations

Modalities

Summary

Sources Cited & Must Read List

10 Taping and Wrapping Techniques

Introduction

Purposes of Taping and Wrapping

Types of Tape

Techniques for Applying and Removing Adhesive Tape

Lower Extremity Taping and Wrapping Techniques

Upper Extremity Taping and Wrapping Techniques

Kinesio Taping

Summary

Sources Cited & Must Read List

LAB #8 Introduction to Taping Techniques

LABS #9 and #10 Lower Extremity Taping and Wrapping

LABS #11 and #12 Upper Extremity Taping and Wrapping

11 Protective Sports Equipment

Introduction

Purpose of Protective Equipment

Legal Issues

Common Protective Equipment Types

Fitting Football Helmets

Fitting Football Shoulder Pads

Custom Padding/Splinting to Protect Injured Areas

Summary

Sources Cited & Must Read List

LAB #13 Proper Equipment Fitting and Custom Pad Construction

12 Environmental Conditions

Introduction

The Body’s Cooling Methods

Heat Illness and Treatment

Prevention of Heat Illnesses

Cold Illnesses and Treatment

Lightening Management

Altitude Illnesses and Treatment

Summary

Sources Cited & Must Read List

13 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation for the Professional Rescuer

Introduction

Legal Considerations

Emergency Action Planning

Equipment Removal Techniques

Cardiac Emergencies

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Rescue Breathing

Use of an AED

Future Directions in CPR

Summary

Sources Cited & Must Read List

14 Noncardiac Medical Emergencies in Athletics—Recognizing and Treating

Shock, Seizure, and Diabetic Emergencies

Introduction

Shock

Seizures

Diabetic Emergencies

Summary

Sources Cited & Must Read List

Glossary

Deborah I Craig

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