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  1. Aspects of Administration and Professional Development Chapter 2

  2. Aspects of Administration and Professional Development • Legal Issues • Negligence • Legal wrong characterized by the failure to act as a reasonably prudent person would act in a similar situation • Neglecting to cover a hole on the football field if you have noticed it prior to practice and/or play

  3. Aspects of Administration and Professional Development • Legal Issues • Gross negligence – • Step beyond negligence • Failure to provide even a slight amount of care when needed. • Failure to give appropriate first aid

  4. Aspects of Administration and Professional Development • Legal Issues • Assumption of Risk • An individual must fully understand that by participating in sports, he/she may be injured; that is he/she “assumes the risk” of being injured after being fully warned of the dangers. • High schools must warn athletes and parents/guardians • Appendix A

  5. Aspects of Administration and Professional Development • Legal Issues • Permission to Treat or Informed Consent • Before a LAT can perform any medical procedure, he/she must obtain the consent of the athlete (or a parent/guardian) • W/o prior consent, may be liable for negligence • Appendix B

  6. Aspects of Administration and Professional Development • Legal Issues • Proximate Cause • Described as a close connection between the way a trainer acted and the resulting injury to the athlete • Neck injury, but allows to play… • Guidelines for use of certain products • Helmets 0 NOCSAE (National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment)

  7. Aspects of Administration and Professional Development • Avoiding Legal Problems • Written Contract • Contract with employer • Monitor student trainers because they are directly under supervision of LAT • Equipment that meets established safety standards

  8. Aspects of Administration and Professional Development • Avoiding Legal Problems • Require pre-participation physical examinations (PPEs) • UIL rules • Versus district rules • Have all athletes and their parents or guardians sign an assumption of risk form • Maintain CPR and first aid certifications

  9. Aspects of Administration and Professional Development • Avoiding Legal Problems • Have a crisis plan • Document all injuries and procedures • Maintain confidentiality • Build trust • Check for hazards • Stay educated

  10. Aspects of Administration and Professional Development • Preventing Athletic Injuries • Educate the athlete • Dangers of sport • Proper technique • Document that education • Rule enforcement • In games and practice

  11. Aspects of Administration and Professional Development • Preventing Athletic Injuries • Proper matching • Weight • Age • Skill level • Physical fitness • Under conditioning vs. over conditioning

  12. Aspects of Administration and Professional Development • Administrative Issues and Documentation • PPEs • UIL form • Medical Information Forms • ER Cards • Insurance Issues • Personal • School • Reports and Charts • Accident and Injury Reports • Treatment Logs • Rehabilitation Charts

  13. Aspects of Administration and Professional Development • Professional Development • Basis of Professional Practice • Standards of professional practice

  14. Aspects of Administration and Professional Development • Professional Development • Basis of Professional Practice • Standards of professional practice Principle 1 : Members shall respect the rights, welfare, and dignity of all individuals

  15. Aspects of Administration and Professional Development • Professional Development • Basis of Professional Practice • Standards of professional practice • Principle 2: Members shall comply with the laws and regulations governing the practice of athletic training

  16. Aspects of Administration and Professional Development • Professional Development • Basis of Professional Practice • Standards of professional practice • Principle 3: Members shall accept responsibility for sound judgment

  17. Aspects of Administration and Professional Development • Professional Development • Basis of Professional Practice • Standards of professional practice • Principle 4: Members shall maintain and promote high standards in the provision of services

  18. Aspects of Administration and Professional Development • Professional Development • Basis of Professional Practice • Standards of professional practice • Principle 5: Members shall not engage in any form of conduct that constitutes a conflict of interest or that adversely reflects on the profession.

  19. Aspects of Administration and Professional Development • Professional Development • Staying educated • Communication • Leadership • Integrity – conducting oneself in an ethical manner • Vision refers to being able to anticipate the needs of the athletes • Inspiration – refers to being able to persuade people that the vision you have is appropriate • Competence – having the knowledge and skills necessary to perform effectively

  20. Aspects of Administration and Professional Development • PREMIER Model for Becoming a Professional • P – Promote a professional image • R – Remember your vision • E – Engage in learning • M – Maximize your strengths • I – Innovate and Create • E – Enlist the help of others • R - Reflect