Sports Emergency Care : A Team Approach

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  • Edition: 2nd
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  • Copyright: 2013-02-15
  • Publisher: Slack Incorporated
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One of the most critical components of providing care for athletes is the ability to provide appropriate care to a suddenly ill or injured athlete. The first of its kind, Sports Emergency Care: A Team Approach, Second Editionis an innovative text that addresses the specific educational needs of athletic training and emergency medical services students who are preparing to handle emergency medical situations in the sports arena. Historically, athletic training educators have been forced to rely on general first aid materials that do not adequately address the needs of athletic training students. The updated Second Editionof Sports Emergency Carefulfills the growing need for a dynamic text that focuses on providing immediate medical care in sports. Sports Emergency Care: A Team Approach, Second Editionis tailored specifically to athletic trainers and athletic training students, focusing on the skills, knowledge, and preparation needed to handle real sports emergencies. Some topics covered in the text include assessment; emergency planning; interaction with emergency medical services; etiology, signs, and symptoms; and common medical emergencies in sports. Updated in the Second Edition: Introductory scenarios for each chapter Summary of Key Points for each chapter Review Questions for each chapter New chapters on environmental emergencies and mental health emergencies This Second Editionalso contains updated information and reflects current practice and guidelines. Additionally, expanded content has been added in areas that are considered critical for sports emergency care providers. Sports Emergency Care: A Team Approach, Second Editioncontinues to be a groundbreaking text that will familiarize students and athletic trainers with the emergency situations they will inevitably face throughout their careers. At last, educators, students, and athletic trainers have access to the essential resource they need to address sports emergencies.

Author Biography

Robb S. Rehberg, PhD, ATC, CSCS, NREMT is an Associate Professor and Coordinator of Athletic Training Clinical Education at William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey. He is also a partner of The Rehberg Konin Group and serves as co-founder and Executive Director of Sport Safety International. Dr. Rehberg previously served as the Director and Chief of Emergency Services at Montclair State University in Montclair, New Jersey. Prior to teaching at William Paterson, Dr. Rehberg spent 13 years as the head athletic trainer at Westwood Regional High School in Westwood, New Jersey.     

Dr. Rehberg earned his PhD in Health Science from Touro University International in 2003, a master of sport science degree from the United States Sports Academy in 1999, and a bachelor of science in Athletic Training from West Chester University in 1991.   

Dr. Rehberg has spent his career working in both the athletic training and emergency services fields and has published and spoken frequently at state and national meetings on sports emergency care. Dr. Rehberg served as a member of the medical staff for athletics (track and field) at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia. He has been active on both state and national levels, having served on the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) Inter-Association Task Force for the Appropriate Care of the Spine-Injured Athlete, the Task Force on Appropriate Medical Coverage for the Secondary School-Aged Athlete, and the NATA Hall of Fame Subcommittee. Dr. Rehberg is a past-president of the Athletic Trainers’ Society of New Jersey. He has also served as the Chair of the National Safety Council Emergency Care Advisory Committee since 1992 and was a member of the American Heart Association Task Force that developed the first-ever international guidelines for first aid in 2000. He was a charter member of the New Jersey Disaster Medical Assistance Team. Dr. Rehberg is a member of the New Jersey Scholastic Coaches Association Hall of Fame, Athletic Trainers’ Society of New Jersey Hall of Fame, and is the recipient of the Ordo Honoris medal from the Kappa Delta Rho National Fraternity.     

Dr. Rehberg and his wife, Dr. Joelle Rehberg, are the authors of Cram Session in General Medical Conditions: A Handbook for Students & Clinicians, a textbook available from SLACK Incorporated. 

Table of Contents

Dedication Acknowledgments About the Author Contributing Authors Preface Foreword to the First Edition by Ron Courson, ATC, PT, NREMT-I, CSCS Chapter 1 Introduction to Sports Emergency Care Robb S. Rehberg, PhD, ATC, CSCS, NREMT Chapter 2 Preparing for Sports Emergencies Robb S. Rehberg, PhD, ATC, CSCS, NREMT Chapter 3 Assessment of Sports Emergencies Robb S. Rehberg, PhD, ATC, CSCS, NREMT Chapter 4 Airway Management and Breathing Robb S. Rehberg, PhD, ATC, CSCS, NREMT Chapter 5 Cardiovascular Emergencies Robb S. Rehberg, PhD, ATC, CSCS, NREMT Chapter 6 Management of Spinal Injuries Robb S. Rehberg, PhD, ATC, CSCS, NREMT Chapter 7 Unconsciousness and Seizures David A. Middlemas, EdD, ATC Chapter 8 Management of Traumatic Brain Injury Casey Christy, MA, ATC, CSCS Chapter 9 Injuries to the Thoracic Region Michael A. Prybicien, MA, ATC, CSCS, CES, PES Chapter 10 Abdominal and Pelvic Injuries David A. Middlemas, EdD, ATC Chapter 11 Fractures and Soft Tissue Injuries Michael A. Prybicien, MA, ATC, CSCS, CES, PES and Louis Rizio, MD Chapter 12 General Medical Emergencies John L. Davis, MS, ATC Chapter 13 Environmental Emergencies Rebecca M. Lopez, PhD, ATC, CSCS Chapter 14 Managing Mental Health Emergencies Eileen Lubeck, PsyD Chapter 15 Emergency Care Considerations for the Pediatric and Youth Athlete Jeff G. Konin, PhD, ATC, PT, FACSM, FNATA and Rebecca M. Lopez, PhD, ATC, CSCS Financial Disclosures Index

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