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Power point presentation to accompany

Power Point Presentation to Accompany

Essentials of Athletic Training

prepared by

Jeffrey A. Bonacci, DA, ATC/L

&

William O. Kauth, PhD, ATC/L

Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois


Power point presentation to accompany1

Power Point Presentation to Accompany

Essentials of Athletic Training

modified for

Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries, APA 3125



About this course
About this course

  • Who am I?

  • Course Format and Textbook

  • Why are you taking this course?

  • What this course is NOT…


Introduction to athletic therapy
Introduction to Athletic Therapy

Prevention and Care of Athletic injuries describes the specialized field of Athletic Therapy.

Athletic Therapy is a profession devoted to the health and safety of the physically active individual.


Introduction to athletic therapy1
Introduction to Athletic Therapy

  • History and Background of Athletic Therapy in Canada

    • The CATA was established in 1965 by a group of Athletic Trainers working with professional sports teams.

    • These trainers were highly skilled and educated individuals charged with returning the injured athlete to activity quickly and cost effectively.

    • The success of these early association members has led to the growth of the CATA to include a membership of more than 1200 with a well defined scope of practice.


The sports medicine team
The Sports Medicine Team

  • Athletic Therapist

  • Physicians

    • Team physician

    • Other physicians (specialists)

  • Other sports medicine support persons

    • School nurses and physician’s nurses

    • EMTs and referees

    • Physical therapists & Conditioning specialists

    • Others


What is an athletic therapist
What is an Athletic Therapist?

  • A professional charged with injury prevention and health care of the athlete - Concerned with the total healthcare of the athlete

  • In Canada AT is similar to Athletic Trainer in the USA. In this course we will use the terms interchangeably


Responsibilities of the athletic therapist
Responsibilities of theAthletic Therapist

  • Injury Prevention and Risk Management

  • Early Recognition of Athletic Injuries

  • Evaluation and Assessment of Athletic Injuries: (*can be Prevention)

  • Treatment, Rehabilitation and Reconditioning

  • Organization and Administration


Responsibilities of the athletic therapist1
Responsibilities of theAthletic Therapist

Make the competitive environment safe:

  • Equipment

  • Field or arena

  • Conditioning of athlete


Personal qualities of athletic therapists
Personal Qualities ofAthletic Therapists

  • Stamina and Ability to Adapt

  • Empathy

  • Requires ability to sense and alleviate distress.

  • Sense of Humor

  • Communication

  • Intellectual Curiosity

  • Ethical

  • Professional - maintain certification


Employment settings for the athletic therapist
Employment Settings for the Athletic Therapist

  • Public and Private High Schools

  • Colleges and Universities

  • Professional teams

  • Sports Medicine Clinics

  • Industrial settings

  • Hospitals

  • Health and Fitness Center


Professional preparation of the athletic trainer
Professional Preparation of the Athletic Trainer

  • Professional Preparation: CATA

  • Certification Requirements

  • Accredited program of education

  • 1200 hours practical experience

  • Written exam

  • Practical exam


Roles of other members of the sports medicine team
Roles of other members of the Sports Medicine Team

  • Physician

    • Compiling Medical Histories

    • Diagnosing Injury

    • Final decision on return to play status


Roles of other members of the sports medicine team1
Roles of other members of the Sports Medicine Team

  • Coaches

    • Ensure athletes undergo preventive injury conditioning programs.

    • Oversee quality, fit and maintenance of protective equipment.

    • When called on, administer appropriate first aid.

    • Maintain CPR and First aid certification


Roles of other members of the sports medicine team2
Roles of other members of the Sports Medicine Team

  • Equipment Manager

    • Maintain CPR and First aid certification.

    • Purchases equipment and first aid supplies.

      This position has evolved to include assessing quality and fit of equipment as well as ensuring proper maintenance of protective equipment.


Roles of other members of the sports medicine team3
Roles of other members of the Sports Medicine Team

  • EMT and referees

  • Physical Therapist

  • Nutritionist

  • Sport psychologist

  • Strength and conditioning coach

  • Exercise physiologist

  • Nurse



Legal concerns and insurance issues
Legal Concerns and Insurance Issues

  • Liability

  • Standard of Reasonable Care

  • Negligence

  • Torts


Liability
Liability

  • The state ofbeing legally responsible for the harm one causes another person.


Standard of reasonable care
Standard of Reasonable Care

  • Assumes that an individual is neither exceptionally skillful nor extrordinarily cautious, but is a person of reasonable and ordinary prudence.


Negligence
Negligence

  • the failure to use ordinary or reasonable care – the care that persons would normally exercise to avoid injury to themselves or to others under similar circumstances.


Torts
Torts

  • a legal wrong committed against a person or property.

    • omission vs. commission


Legal concerns
Legal Concerns

  • Statute of Limitation: you only have so long to sue for negligence (1 to 3 years)

  • Assumption of Risk: athlete’s parents need to know the risks of the sport

  • Athletic trainers and coaches must reduce the risk of litigation?


Legal concerns and insurance issues how do coaches reduce litigation
Legal Concerns and Insurance Issues How do Coaches reduce litigation?

  • Warn athletes of the potential dangers of the sport.

  • Supervise regularly and attentively.

  • Properly prepare and condition athletes.

  • Properly instruct athletes in the skills of their sport.

  • Utilization of proper and safe equipment.


Legal concerns and insurance issues how athletic trainers reduce liability
Legal Concerns and Insurance IssuesHow athletic trainers reduce liability?

  • Relationship with athletes, parents, co-workers.

  • Establish policies and procedures

  • Establish emergency procedures

  • Medical history of athletes

  • Documentation

  • Detailed job description

  • Provincial regulations and limitations

  • Liability insurance

  • Use common sense delivering medical care


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