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Written specifically for athletic trainers and students, this comprehensive text will teach readers how to quickly and effectively assess and manage the broad range of medical emergencies that athletes may experience, including traumatic injuries, respiratory and circulatory arrest, and sudden illness. It not only explains core first aid skills, but it also highlights the specific athletic training emergency trauma skills outlined in the educational competencies set by the National Athletic Trainerrs"s Association Board of Certification. Within each chapter,readers will find a mix of theory and practical, hands-on guidance to help them perform essential emergency response techniques. Moreover, each chapter has been designed to account for different learning styles, incorporating a variety of didactic, visual, and kinesthetic learning tools to enable everyone to master the core skills of emergency response management.
Table of Contents
Section I Preparing for an Emergency
Chapter 1 Emergency Medical Services and the Certified Athletic Trainer: Understanding Roles and Responsibilities Chapter 2 The Well-Being of the Athletic Trainer Chapter 3 Legal Liability and Code of Ethics
Chapter 4 Emergency Action Plans Chapter 5 Introduction to the Human Body and Medical Terms
Section II Emergency Medical Care Assessment
Chapter 6 Transportation and Ambulatory Techniques Chapter 7 Blood-Borne Pathogens Chapter 8 Primary, Secondary, and Ongoing Assessment Chapter 9 Assessment of Vital Signs
Section III Emergency Management
Chapter 10 Recognition and Management of Breathing Emergencies Chapter 11 Adjunct Breathing Devices and Supplemental Oxygen Therapy Chapter 12 Recognition and Management of Cardiac Emergencies Chapter 13 Recognition and Management of Hypoperfusion Chapter 14 Recognition and Management of Soft-Tissue Injuries Chapter 15 Recognition and Management of Skeletal Injuries Chapter 16 Immobilization Techniques for Extremity, Thorax, and Pelvis Injuries Chapter 17 Recognition and Management of Spinal Injuries Chapter 18 Environmental Emergencies Chapter 19 General Medical/Sudden Illness Chapter 20 Allergic Reactions and Poisons