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Introduction to Athletic Training

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  1. Introduction to Athletic Training Chapter 1

  2. The Certified Athletic Trainer-Clinical Evaluation and Diagnosis/Immediate Care • Understanding the Pathology of Injury and Illness • Referring to Medical Care • Referring to Support Services • Immediate Care • Initial Assessment/Diagnosis • 1st Aid/CPR/AED certified

  3. The Certified Athletic Trainer-Treatment, Rehabilitation, and Reconditioning/Org. & Admin. • Treatment, Rehab and Reconditioning • Designing Rehabilitation Programs • Supervising Rehabilitation Programs • Incorporating Therapeutic Modalities • Offering Psychological Intervention • Organization and Administration • Record Keeping • Ordering Equipment and Supplies • Supervising Personnel • Establishing Policies for the Operation of an Athletic Training Program

  4. The Certified Athletic Trainer-Professional Responsibilities • Continuing Education • 50 CEU’s every 2 years • Educate (Academics) • Counselor • Researcher • Evidence-based medicine: Making clinical care decisions based on supporting evidence available in the literature

  5. The Certified Athletic Trainer-Professional Behaviors • Personal Qualities • Stamina and the ability to adapt • Empathy • Sense of Humor • Ability to Communicate • Intellectual Curiosity • Ethics • Professional Memberships Read pp 19-27

  6. The Certified Athletic Trainer • The Student-Athlete • Clear communication: why, how and when • Educate • The Parents: U-18 • The Team Physician • AT works under the direction of and in cooperation with • See Focus Box 1-3 on the duties of the Team Physician

  7. The Certified Athletic Trainer • The Coach • ***It is the responsibility of coaches to clearly understand the limits of their ability to function as a health care provider in the sate where they are employed*** • Injury Prevention • Equipment Standards and Fitting • Mechanisms of Injury • First Aid/CPR/AED • Biomechanics • AT works WITH not FOR • Mutual respect

  8. The Certified Athletic Trainer-Support Personnel • Effective Athletic Healthcare • Availability of a qualified professional at practices and games • Planned access to a physician • Planned access to medical facilities • Nurse (RN, LPN) • Physician (MD) • See focus box 1-4

  9. The Certified Athletic Trainer-Support Personnel • Dentist (DDS, DMD) • Physician’s Assistant (PA) • Evaluations, Diagnostic Tests and dispensing medications • Podiatrist (DPM) • Physical Therapist (PT) • Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) • Nutritionist (RD) • Sport Psychologist • Massage Therapist • Occupational Therapist (OT)

  10. The Certified Athletic Trainer-Support Personnel • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) • First Responder • Basic (1) • Intermediate (2/3) • Paramedic (4) • Sports Chiropractor (DC) • Orthotist/Prosthetist (ROT) • Equipment Personnel • Referee • Social Worker

  11. The Certified Athletic Trainer-Recognition and Accreditation • 1990: The American Medical Association officially recognized athletic Training as an allied health profession. • CHEA: Council for Higher Education Accreditation • CAATE: Committee for Accreditation of Athletic Training Education

  12. The Certified Athletic Trainer-CAATE 12 areas of Education • Risk management and Injury Prevention • Pathology of injuries and illnesses • Orthopedic clinical examination and diagnosis • Medical conditions and disabilities • Acute care of injuries and illnesses • Therapeutic modalities • Conditioning and rehabilitative exercise • Pharmacology • Psychological intervention and referral • Nutritional aspects of injuries and illnesses • Health care administration • Professional development and responsibility

  13. The Certified Athletic Trainer-Foundational Behaviors of Professional Practice • Patient centered practice • Team based healthcare • Awareness of legal components • Practicing ethically • Advancing the knowledge base of the profession • Appreciating cultural diversity and individuality • Advocacy and model for the profession

  14. The Certified Athletic Trainer-Certification and Licensure • Certification • CAATE Accredited program (national) • Pass Board of Certification (BOC) exam • Computer based test • ATC: Certified Athletic Trainer • State Regulations • Licensure • Certification • Registration • Exemption