Sports Injury Management and the Athletic Trainer Chapter 1
The Sports Medicine Team Primary Sports Medicine Team: Team Physician, Certified Athletic Trainer, Coach, and the Athletes. Additional Members: Orthopedists, Physical Therapists, EMT’s, podiatrists, radiologists, nutritionists, exercise physiologists, sport psychologists, dentists, chiropractors, and ophthalmologists.
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
Athletic Trainer responsibilities Prevention Educate and Instruct Bracing and Taping Monitor Safety of Participation Facilitate Safe Conditioning Sanitation Promotion of Nutritional Concerns
Athletic Trainer Resp. Cont. Recognition, Evaluation, and Assessment History Observation Palpation Special Tests Assessment Educate Inform Plan
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
ATC Duties Cont. Treatment, rehabilitation, and reconditioning Therapeutic Modalities Therapeutic Exercises Reassess and Treat Educate Provide Guidance
ATC Duties Cont. Organization and Administration Plan of Action Write policies and procedures concerning: Safe ParticipationFacilities Timely CareSafety Legal ComplianceSanitation Manage resources Maintain records
ATC Duties Cont. Professional Development and Responsibility Demonstrate professional conduct Continuing education Adhere to professional ethics Follow legal responsibilities
ATC Job Settings High Schools Colleges and University’s Professional Sports Sports Medicine Clinics Clinical health Care programs Industrial health care programs Health and fitness clubs
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
Possible causes of litigation Failure to warn Informed consent Foresee-ability of Harm Product liability Confidentiality
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.