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Unit 2 for sports medicine test

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NATA   National Athletic Trainers Association  
CSCS   Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist  
M.S   Master of Science  
ACSM   American College of Sports Medicine  
CEUs   Continuing Education Units  
PT   Physical Therapy  
PTA   Physical Therapy Assistant  
DPT   Doctorate of Physical Therapy  
APTA   American Physical Therapy Association  
ATC   Certified Athletic Trainer  
AMA   American Medical Association  
NSCA   National Strength and Conditioning Association  
RD   Registered Dietetic  
MD   Medical Doctor  
ADA   American Dietetic Association  
AAOS   American Association of Orthopedic Surgerons  
OT   Occupational Therapist  
MPT   Master of Physical Therapy  
What is Athletic Training?   The division of sports medicine that deals with the care and prevention of athletic injuries and the management of the training methods used for professional or amateur athletes and the active population  
What is the Sports Medicine Team composed of? (7)   1.team physician (doctor), 2.Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC), 3.Coach, 4.Athlete, 5.Athlete's parents 6.Administration, 7.Community health facilities  
Responsibilities of the team physician: (3)   Captain of sports medicine team, he or she makes all the FINAL decisions about an athletes medical care, and at NO TIME can an athletic trainer overrule the physician  
Responsibilities of the ATC?   Organizes the sports medicine team by serving as the communication link between the athlete, coach, physician, and parents.  
Responsibilities of the coach:   -should be trained in CPR and First Aid, Help prevent further injury to an athlete,maintain equipment, Refer athlete to medical provider, Not allowing them to play until cleared to do so  
Responsibility of Athlete   -responsible to carry out the instructions of the Physician, Athletic trainer, or coach -Must make someone aware of their injury  
Responsibilities of the parents.   -must be informed of any injury that occurs if the athlete is a minor -must be notified immediately if an emergency occurs  
Responsibilities of the school administration.   -the activities director (athletic director) should be made aware of all injuries that occur during sporting events -responsibilities for the safety of the facilities  
What are community health facilities.   physical therapy hospitals special-hand. orthopedic surgeons, primary care physicians drug testing know when to PUNT  
Name characteristics for an athletic trainer.   -first aid, CPR, and other emergency skills -adapt to weather, be flexible -dependability -common sense -good personality -basic skills (listening, communication, organizational, ect) -interest is sports and helping others  
Name some places ATC’S can work.   -professional sports -collegiate sports -high schools -sports med clinics -hospital ER -Fitness Center -Physician office  
Name some responsibilities of an ATC.   Organizes the sports medicine team by serving as the communication link between athlete, coach, physician, and parents -prevent injuries -perform protective, taping, padding, & bracing -plan and supervise injury rehabilitation -rehabilitate athletes  
How do ATC's get certified?   -must graduate from an accredited program- Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree -certified in CPR/AED for professional Rescuer -must pass the national athletic training exam -must get 800 hours of supervised training under a current certified ATC  
What is an ATS? How do they assist the ATC?   STUDENT- college students enrolled in an athletic training program under the supervision of an ATC -can help with taping, bandaging, overseeing rehab, use therapeutic modalities, organize forms, clean facility, set up water  
What can student athletic trainer aides do to help their ATC?   AIDE- study first-aid and CPR, nutrition, exercise, and rehabilitation, anatomy, and physiology -stock first aid kits, ice chests, cover practices, maintain cleaniness of training room, help with treatment of injuries and taping WE ARE AIDES  
Why is record keeping important?   -Used as a tool to prevent injuries -meant to protect YOU first of all -Meant to protect the team and school  
3 important forms include:   ~ pre-participation physical evaluation ~emergency insurance car ~consent form  
Why is it important for ATC’s to do the right thing when treating athletes?   -because it is public medicine and they could be sued for doing something stupid  
What is the importance of a pre-participation physical?   -purpose of the form is to find out if the athlete has any preexisting injuries or illnesses that the medical staff need to know about  
What does the emergency insurance information and consent care provide?   -provides all insurance information that health providers would need to treat an injured athlete -provides emergency contact information for athletes in case of injury -gives health providers permission to treat an injured athlete  
What does the risk acknowledgement and consent form provide?   -used to inform parents of any risks their athlete may take while participating in the sport and gives permission for the athlete to participate—Assumption of risk -Releases the school of liability if someone gets hurt playing sports  
Sports Medicine is…   -Public medicine-performed in front of crowds -Witnesses if something goes right OR wrong -Consent form does not protect you from negligence  
Assumption of risk   acceptance of responsibility for the risks involved in the participation in a given activity  
Athletic training student/aide   Athletic training students follow a detailed curriculum and are supervised and assigned duties by certified athletic trainers. Aides are exploring interest in the profession and assist the athletic trainer or athletic direction at their schools.  
Hydrated   possessing water or fluid especially in the tissues  
Liability   legal responsibility to perform duties in a reasonable and prudent matter  


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