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.
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.