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Title: Sports Injury Management and the Athletic Trainer


1
Sports Injury Management and the Athletic Trainer
  • Chapter 1

2
The Sports Medicine Team
  • Primary Sports Medicine Team
  • Team Physician, Certified Athletic Trainer,
    Coach, and the Athletes.
  • Additional Members
  • Orthopedists, Physical Therapists, EMTs,
    podiatrists, radiologists, nutritionists,
    exercise physiologists, sport psychologists,
    dentists, chiropractors, and ophthalmologists.

3
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

4
Athletic Trainer responsibilities
  • Prevention
  • Educate and Instruct
  • Bracing and Taping
  • Monitor Safety of Participation
  • Facilitate Safe Conditioning
  • Sanitation
  • Promotion of Nutritional Concerns

5
Athletic Trainer Resp. Cont.
  • Recognition, Evaluation, and Assessment
  • History
  • Observation
  • Palpation
  • Special Tests
  • Assessment
  • Educate
  • Inform
  • Plan

6
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

7
ATC Duties Cont.
  • Treatment, rehabilitation, and reconditioning
  • Therapeutic Modalities
  • Therapeutic Exercises
  • Reassess and Treat
  • Educate
  • Provide Guidance

8
ATC Duties Cont.
  • Organization and Administration
  • Plan of Action
  • Write policies and procedures concerning
  • Safe Participation Facilities
  • Timely Care Safety
  • Legal Compliance Sanitation
  • Manage resources
  • Maintain records

9
ATC Duties Cont.
  • Professional Development and Responsibility
  • Demonstrate professional conduct
  • Continuing education
  • Adhere to professional ethics
  • Follow legal responsibilities

10
ATC Job Settings
  • High Schools
  • Colleges and Universitys
  • Professional Sports
  • Sports Medicine Clinics
  • Clinical health Care programs
  • Industrial health care programs
  • Health and fitness clubs

11
Legal Liability
  • 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

12
Negligence
  • Malfeasance
  • Misfeasance
  • Nonfeasance
  • Malpractice
  • Gross Negligence

13
Possible causes of litigation
  • Failure to warn
  • Informed consent
  • Foresee-ability of Harm
  • Product liability
  • Confidentiality

14
Ways to Avoid Litigation
  • 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.
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