Essentials of Athletic Injury Management

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  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 5/2/2012
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
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Apply your skills in Athletic Injury Management! Essentials of Athletic Injury Managementprovides the information you need to manage the care of athletic injuriesfrom prevention, identification and assessment of injuries to interaction with players, parents and physicians. Designed for those beginning careers in coaching, physical education, and the fitness profession, this text prepares students to manage injury and emergency situations when an athletic trainer or physician is not available. Action plans, checklists and applications of universal precautions in athletic environments are included to provide the practical tools needed to get started in the field.

Table of Contents

PART I: Organizing and Establishing an Effective Athletic Health Care System

1: Fitness Professionals, Coaches, and the Sports Medicine Team: Defining Roles

2: Organizing and Administering an Athletic Health Care Program

3: Legal Liability and Insurance

PART II: Preventing Injuries in an Athletic Health Care System

4: Preventing Injuries Through Fitness Training

5: Sports Nutrition and Supplements

6: Selecting and Using Protective Sports Equipment

7: Understanding the Potential Dangers of Adverse Environmental Conditions

PART III: Techniques for Treating and Managing Sport-Related Injuries

8: Handling Emergency Situations and Injury Assessment

9: Bloodborne Pathogens, Universal Precautions, and Wound Care

10: Wrapping and Taping Techniques

11: Understanding the Basics of Injury Rehabilitation

12: Helping the Injured Athlete Psychologically

PART IV: Recognition and Management of Specific Injuries and Conditions

13: Recognizing Different Sports Injuries

14: The Foot and Toes

15: The Ankle and Lower Leg

16: The Knee and Related Structures

17: The Thigh, Hip, Groin, and Pelvis

18: The Shoulder Complex

19: The Elbow, Forearm, Wrist, and Hand

20: The Spine

21: The Thorax and Abdomen

22: The Head, Face, Eyes, Ears, Nose, and Throat

23: General Medical Conditions and Additional Health Concerns

24: Substance Abuse

25: Preventing and Managing Injuries in Young Athletes


Appendix A: Employment Settings for the Athletic Trainer

Appendix B: Requirements for Certification as an Athletic Trainer

Appendix C: Directional Movements for BodyJoints




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