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Essentials of Athletic Injury Management
Essentials of Athletic Injury Management

Essentials of Athletic Injury Management, 12th Edition

ISBN10: 1264931182 | ISBN13: 9781264931187
By William Prentice
© 2023

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Essentials of Athletic Injury Management provides the information students need to manage the care of athletic injuries, from prevention and 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 learners to manage injury and emergency situations when an athletic trainer or physician is not available. Each chapter focuses on promoting an understanding of the prevention and care of particular types of athletic injuries, progressing from general to specific concepts. 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. The twelfth edition of Essentials of Athletic Injury Management provides the reader with the most current information on the subject of prevention and basic care of sports injuries.

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 Preventing the Spread of Infectious Diseases, Bloodborne Pathogens, 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 Body Joints 


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William Prentice

Dr. William Prentice is Professor of Exercise and Sport Science and Coordinator of the Sports Medicine Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he also serves as the Director of the NATA approved Graduate Athletic Training Education Program. He received his BS and MS from the University of Delaware and his Ph.D. in Sports Medicine and Applied Physiology from the University of Virginia. He also has a BS in Physical Therapy from the University of North Carolina. He is a Certified Member of the National Athletic Trainers' Association and has received the Sayers A. "Bud" Miller Distinguished Athletic Trainer Educator Award and the Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award from the NATA. In 2004 he was inducted into the NATA Hall of Fame. Dr. Prentice served as the Athletic Trainer for the Women's Soccer Program, which has won eighteen NCAA National Championships. He teaches graduate courses in sports medicine and athletic training. Dr. Prentice is the author of nine best-selling texts in athletic training, sports medicine, and health-related fitness.


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