Essentials of Athletic Injury Management 13 9780078022616
Essentials of Athletic Injury Management

Essentials of Athletic Injury Management

Grade Levels: 13
By William Prentice and Daniel Arnheim
Copyright: 2013
Publication Date: May 2, 2012
MHID: 0078022614
ISBN 13: 9780078022616

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New Features

Part Two, Preventing Injuries in an Athletic Health Care System, has been fully reorganized.

New Appendix C shows the directional anatomic motions of the joints discussed in this text.

New strategies for dealing with athletes who have psychological problems and for referring those individuals to the appropriate health care professionals are included.

Updated and reorganized safety information, including use of AEDs, CPR, Flash-to-Bang and others, aids reading and understanding.

Full color photographs and illustrations through the entire text. Many have been replaced to enhance clarity and understanding of key concepts.

Key Features

In each chapter, critical thinking exercises provide relevant brief case studies and help students to apply the content just learned. Solutions appear at the end of the chapters.

Emphasizes the role of the coach and considers the responsibilities that likely fall to the coach when no athletic trainer is part of the team--e.g. undertaking CPR certification, interacting with parents and physicians, developing training and conditioning programs to minimize injury as well as emergency action plans, and keeping injured athletes involved with the team.

Includes Athletic Injury Management Checklists, a checklist featured in selected chapters to help the coach organize and prepare for specific procedures.

Features separate chapters on key topics such as injury prevention, legal liability and insurance, and bloodborne pathogens and the universal precautions necessary in the athletic environment.

Essentials of Athletic Injury Management

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: Bloodborne Pathogens, Universal Precautions, 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




About the Author

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.

Daniel Arnheim