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Key National Athletic Trainers Association Position, Official, Consensus, and Support Statements

Employment settings for Athletic Trainers

Full-time, on-site athletic trainer coverage for secondary-school athletic programs

The use of qualified athletic trainers in secondary schools

Secondary School Student Athletes' Bill of Rights

Board of Certification requirements for certification as an athletic trainer

Strength of Recommendation Taxonomy (SORT)

Levels of Evidence

Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE)

List of Available Patient-Related Outcome Measures Used in Sports Medicine

Duties of the team physician

Specializations for physicians

State regulation of the athletic trainer

Items to include in a policies and procedures manual

Safety when using electrical equipment

Models of supervision for the head athletic trainer

Additional certifications for athletic trainers working in a clinic or hospital

Information contained in medical records

HIPAA authorization

Suggested Stations in a Preparticipation Physical Examination

Recommendations for Activity Restriction and Disqualification

Classification of Sports

Key Features and benefits of the Affordable Care Act

Common insurance terminology

Description of Billing Codes Used by Athletic Trainers

Guidelines for documentation of patient records

Dynamic warm-up routine

Comparison of Aerobic versus Anaerobic Activities

Rating of Perceived Exertion

Muscle Fiber types

Exercise Training Variables

Proper spotting techniques

Guidelines and precautions for stretching

Fitness testing

Periodization Training


2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

Commonly used herbs

The pregame meal

Examples of Fast-Food Choices and Nutritional Value

Tips for selecting fast foods

Determining body mass index

Key recommendations for weight loss and weight maintenance

Identifying the individual with an eating disorder

Variations in sweat rates

NATA recommendations for preventing heat illness

Recommendations for fluid replacement

NCAA-mandated guidelines for acclimatization in preseason football practices

Universal WBGT Index Fluid Replacement Recommendations

Activity Restrictions for Outdoor Physical Conditioning in Hot Weather

Heat Disorders

Measuring rectal temperature

Environmental conduct of sports, particularly football

Lightning safety

Air Quality Guide for Ozone

Minimizing the effects of jet lag

Equipment regulatory agencies

Guidelines for selecting, purchasing, and fitting protective gear and sports equipment to help minimize liability

Guidelines for purchasing and reconditioning helmets

Proper football helmet fit

Properly fitting the ice hockey helmet

Guidelines for fitting a cycling helmet

Rules for fitting football shoulder pads

Shoe Comparisons

Proper running shoe design and construction

Shoe lacing techniques

How to construct a hard-shell pad

Taping supplies

Classification and Load Characteristics of Injuries

Recognizing signs and symptoms of staleness in athletes

Sudden exercise abstinence syndrome

Emotional First Aid

Educating the injured patient about the rehabilitation process

The meditation technique

Healing images

Keys to recognition and referral of student-athletes with psychological conerns

Reasons for referral for psychological concerns

Sample emergency action plan

Consent form for medical treatment of a minor

Evaluating the Unconscious Athlete

CPR summary

Official statement—automated external defibrillators

Procedures for using airway adjunct devices

American Heart Association Recommended Blood Pressure Levels

Guidelines for proper splinting

Standard Orthopedic Definitions for Positions and Deviations

Off-the-field evaluation sequence

History of musculoskeletal injuries

Manual Muscle Strength Grading

Range of Joint Motion

Cranial Nerves and Their Functions

Myotome Patterns of Weakness Resulting from Spinal Nerve Root Lesion

Deep Tendon Reflex Grading

Constructing and using a volumetric tank

Overhead Squat Compensation Patterns

Single Leg Squat Compensation Patterns

Landing Technique “Errors”

Tuck Jump Test Technique Flaws

Functional Movement Screen

Clinical Test Reliability

Interpreting Likelihood Ratios

Clinical Prediction Rules For Musculoskeletal-Related Injuries Currently Used in Diagnosis and Clinical Practice

Standard Abbreviations and Symbols Used in Medical Documentation

Normal Laboratory Values of a Complete Blood Count (CBC) Panel

Normal Blood Lipids Panel

Basic Metabolic Panel

Normal Laboratory Values of a Urinalysis

Common Infectious Diseases

Suggestions for preventing the spread of infectious diseases

Body Fluids

Behaviors that may lead to increased risk of HIV infection

Transmission of Hepatitis B and C Viruses and Human Immunodeficiency Virus

Glove use and removal

Physiological Responses to Thermotherapy

Whirlpool Temperatures for Treatment of the Extremities

Skin Response to Cold

Physiological Variables of Cryotherapy

Adverse reactions to cold

Summary of cryokinetics

Sample Shortwave Diathermy Dosage

Precautions when using shortwave diathermy

Guidelines for an effective massage

Safe use of therapeutic modalities

Return-to-Play Checklist

Suggested aquatic workouts

Drug Vehicles

Agencies and Regulations That Govern the Provision of Pharmaceutical Care

General Body Responses Produced by Drugs

List of Drug Classifications and Definitions

Athletic Trainers' Guide to Frequently Used Medications

Athletic Trainers' Guide to Frequently Used Medications—continued

Medications Recommended for the Management of Asthma

Frequently Used NSAIDs

Drugs Reported to Predispose to Heat Illness

Protocols for the use of over-the-counter drugs for athletic trainers

Identifying the substance abuser

Examples of Caffeine-Containing Products

Examples of deleterious effects of anabolic steroids

Contacting the poison control center

Banned drugs—common ground

NCAA Banned Drug Classes

Intrinsic Muscles of the Foot

Suggested Shoe Components Based on Foot Type

Management plan: Plantar Fasciitis

Metatarsal pad support

Functional progression for the foot

Function of Key Ankle Ligaments

Muscles of the Ankle and Lower Leg

Mechanisms of Ankle Sprain and Ligament Injury

Management plan: Grade 2 Inversion Ankle Sprain

Management plan: Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome

Return to running following ankle injury functional progression

Muscles of the Knee

Knee Stability Tests

Classification of Instabilities

Lysholm knee scoring scale

Management plan: Surgical Repair of Anterior Cruciate Ligament

Management plan: Patellofemoral Pain

Muscles of the Thigh

Muscles of the Hip

Management plan: Acute Groin Strain

Muscles of the Shoulder Complex

Management plan: Anterior Glenohumeral Dislocation

Management plan: Shoulder Impingement

The Peripheral Nerves

Throwing progression

Muscles Acting on the Elbow Joint

Muscles Acting on the Elbow Joint

Management plan: Posterior Elbow Dislocation

Muscles of the Forearm Acting on the Wrist, Hand, and Fingers

Intrinsic Muscles of the Hand

Releasing blood from beneath the fingernail

Conservative Treatment and Splinting of Finger Injuries

Muscles That Move the Vertebral Column

Brachial Plexus (Figure 25–7)

Lumbar and Sacral Plexuses (Figure 25–7)

Recommended postures to prevent low back pain

Summary of Special Tests for the Spine

Management plan: Cervical Sprain (Whiplash)

Management plan: Lumbosacral Strain

Sports with a High Risk of Head Injury

Balance Error Scoring System (BESS)

Clinical Evaluation Tools Related to Concussion

Sport Concussion Assessment Tool 5th edition (SCAT5)

On-Field or Sideline Evaluation of Acute Concussion

Home instructions for concussion

Conditions indicating the possibility of increasing intracranial pressure

Care of scalp lacerations

Nose splinting

Supplies for managing eye injuries

Removing a foreign body from the eye

Muscles of the Thorax

Muscles of the Abdominal Wall

Summary of Breathing Patterns and Sounds

Self-examination of the testes

The Skin's Structure and Function

Primary Skin Lesions

Secondary Skin Lesions

Managing blisters

Foot hygiene for excessive perspiration and odor

Care of Open Wounds

Wound care

Management of impetigo

Basic care of athlete's foot

Treatment of scabies

Management of the acute asthmatic attack

Management during a seizure

Blood Pressure

Suggested factors in secondary amenorrhea

Identifying a woman at risk for female athlete triad

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: Recommendations for Physical Activity and Exercise During Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period

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