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Sports Injury Management and the Athletic Trainer Chapter 1 The Sports Medicine Team Primary Sports Medicine Team: Team Physician, Certified Athletic Trainer, Coach, and the Athletes. Additional Members:

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Sports Injury Management and the Athletic Trainer

Chapter 1


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The Sports Medicine Team

  • Primary Sports Medicine Team:

    • Team Physician, Certified Athletic Trainer, Coach, and the Athletes.

  • Additional Members:

    • Orthopedists, Physical Therapists, EMT’s, podiatrists, radiologists, nutritionists, exercise physiologists, sport psychologists, dentists, chiropractors, and ophthalmologists.


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Team Physician responsibilities

  • Pre-participation examinations

  • On-site coverage of catastrophic sport contests

  • Dispense medications

  • Facilitate referrals

  • Determine return to play guidelines

  • Provide in-service trainings


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Athletic Trainer responsibilities

  • Prevention

    • Educate and Instruct

    • Bracing and Taping

    • Monitor Safety of Participation

    • Facilitate Safe Conditioning

    • Sanitation

    • Promotion of Nutritional Concerns


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Recognition, Evaluation, and Assessment

History

Observation

Palpation

Special Tests

Assessment

Educate

Inform

Plan

Athletic Trainer Resp. Cont.


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ATC Duties Cont.

  • Immediate Care

    • Initiate emergency medical care procedures

    • Stabilize musculoskeletal injuries

    • Facilitate referral when appropriate

    • Educate members of the health care team on immediate care procedures


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ATC Duties Cont.

  • Treatment, rehabilitation, and reconditioning

    • Therapeutic Modalities

    • Therapeutic Exercises

    • Reassess and Treat

    • Educate

    • Provide Guidance


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ATC Duties Cont.

  • Organization and Administration

    • Plan of Action

    • Write policies and procedures concerning:

      • Safe ParticipationFacilities

      • Timely CareSafety

      • Legal ComplianceSanitation

    • Manage resources

    • Maintain records


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ATC Duties Cont.

  • Professional Development and Responsibility

    • Demonstrate professional conduct

    • Continuing education

    • Adhere to professional ethics

    • Follow legal responsibilities


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High Schools

Colleges and University’s

Professional Sports

Sports Medicine Clinics

Clinical health Care programs

Industrial health care programs

Health and fitness clubs

ATC Job Settings


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Tort

Standard of Care

Scope of Care

12 major domains of Athletic Training

Pathology

Assessment

Pharmacology

Modalities

Exercise

General Medical

Nutritional concerns

Psychosocial intervention

Health care adm.

Professional development

Legal Liability


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Negligence

  • Malfeasance

  • Misfeasance

  • Nonfeasance

  • Malpractice

  • Gross Negligence


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Possible causes of litigation

  • Failure to warn

  • Informed consent

  • Foresee-ability of Harm

  • Product liability

  • Confidentiality


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Licensing

Pre-participation plan

Well developed Sports Medicine Team

Post Warning Signs

Protective Equipment

Use only NOCSAE approved equipment

Continuing education

Act as a reasonably prudent professional in caring for all sport participants.

Ways to Avoid Litigation


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