Introduction to Athletic Training

ISBN-10: 0736052925
ISBN-13: 9780736052924
Edition: 2nd 2005 (Revised)
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Description: Featuring expanded and updated content, Introduction to Athletic Training, Second Edition, presents both theoretical and practical information on the duties of an athletic trainer as part of a team approach to caring for injured and ill athletes.  More...

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List price: $76.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date: 12/16/2004
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 352
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.288
Language: English

Featuring expanded and updated content, Introduction to Athletic Training, Second Edition, presents both theoretical and practical information on the duties of an athletic trainer as part of a team approach to caring for injured and ill athletes. The book will provide students with a solid background in athletic training so that they can develop their skills and both succeed and advance in their training and courses.Introduction to Athletic Training, Second Edition, is the perfect guide for athletic trainers striving to keep their athletes healthy and injury free. Part of Human Kinetics' Athletic Training Education Series, the text not only provides the information on the role of an athletic trainer in caring for injured and ill athletes, but it also considers both the prevention and management of injuries and illnesses. It spans many topics, including professionalism in athletic training, risk factors in sport participation, preparticipation physical exams, fitness testing, strength and conditioning, preventive efforts including environmental concerns and protective devices, and emergency care.The second edition includes many updates and improvements:--A revised chapter on pharmacology that simplifies terminology and deepens the reader's understanding of the effects of common drugs used in athletics-A comprehensive chapter on epidemiology that discusses how to evaluate information on injury trends and use it to reduce the risk of future injuries-An expanded chapter with updated nutritional requirements and concerns for physically active people-More student-friendly elements including new critical thinking questions in each chapter, more abundant discussion topics, chapter objectives, scenarios, helpful Internet resources, chapter summaries, and a glossary.The second edition is packaged with a Primal Pictures software product titled Essentials of Interactive Functional Anatomy. This CD-ROM will help students thoroughly review components of structural anatomy with a complete high-resolution 3-D model of the human musculature. The model can be rotated and allows for 11 layers of anatomy to be visually removed-from muscles down to bones. The CD also includes 34 animations-each which can be viewed from four different angles-showing clinical muscle function and providing students with a strong sense of the movement and motions around joints. To reinforce the content, IFA Essentials also offers an interactive quiz. Students can select the level of difficulty and number of quiz questions, and then using a multiple-choice format are asked to identify or locate various structures on the model.Human Kinetics' Athletic Training Education Series contains five textbooks, each with its own superb supporting instructional resources. Featuring the work of respected authorities in athletic training, the series was created to parallel and expound on the content areas established by the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) Educational Council. Introduction to Athletic Training, Second Edition, lays the foundation for a well-rounded curriculum addressing the following NATA content areas: Risk Management and Injury Prevention, Acute Care of Injury and Illness, Pharmacology, Professional Development and Responsibilities, and Nutritional Aspects of Athletic Injury and Illness. Also addressed are the domains of Psychosocial Intervention and Referral and General Medical Conditions and Disabilities.To learn more about the books in this series,visit the Athletic Training Education Series Web site athttp://www.HumanKinetics.com/AthleticTrainingEducationSeriesIFA Essentials Minimum System RequirementsPC--Windows 98/2000/ME/XP-Pentium processor or higher-At least 32 MB RAM-Monitor set to 800 x 600 or greater-High-color displayMac--Power Mac-System 8.6/9/OSX-At least 64 MB RAM-Monitor set to 800 x 600 or greater-Monitor set to thousands o

Athletic Training: The Profession and Its History
What Are the Characteristics of a Profession?
What Makes Athletic Training a Profession?
The History of Athletic Training
Employment Opportunities in Athletic Training
The Sports Medicine Team
Learning Aids
Epidemiology of Athletic Injuries
Research in Sports Epidemiology
Sports Injury Surveillance Systems
Injury Trends
High-Risk Sports
Other Sports
Intrinsic Risk Factors
Learning Aids
The Preparticipation Physical Examination
The Essential Elements of the Preparticipation Physical Examination
Health Status Information
The Physical Components of the Preparticipation Physical Examination
Fitness or Performance Testing
Preparticipation Physical Examination Results
Considerations for Athletes With Impairments
Administration of the Preparticipation Physical Examination
Learning Aids
Conditioning and Strength Training in Athletics
Fitness-Testing Procedures
Fitness-Testing Parameters
Exercise Prescription
Developing the Strength-Training Program
Types of Strength Training
Equipment Selection
Integrating Other Fitness Components
Preventing Injury Through Strength and Conditioning
Learning Aids
Pharmacology in Athletic Medicine
Understanding Pharmacology
Drug Nomenclature and Classification
The Study of Drugs
Drug Testing Policies and Procedures
Drugs Specific to Athletic Related Conditions
Non-Orthopedic Medicinals
Learning Aids
Environmental Conditions
Temperature Regulation and Heat Exchange
Physiological Responses to Exercise in the Heat
Cooling Mechanisms
Adapting to Environmental Heat
Heat Illness
Prevention of Heat-Related Illness
Caring for Heat Illness
Cold Environments
Other Weather Conditions
Other Environmental Factors Influencing Sport Participation
Learning Aids
Protective Devices, Regulations, and the Law
Energy Absorption and Force Dissipation
Standards for Equipment Design and Reconditioning
Regulating Agencies
Reconditioning and Maintenance of Athletic Headgear
Agencies for Development of Sport Safety Rules
Legal Concerns About Equipment Use in Sport
Liability Negligence
Determination of Liability
Product and Manufacturer Liability
Protecting Oneself From Legal Misfortune
Learning Aids
Emergency Care and Medical Management of Athletic Injury
First Aid, Emergency Care, and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
Legal and Ethical Issues in Treatment
Community-Based Emergency Medical Services
Community-Based Emergency Care Facilities
Emergency Care Equipment and Supplies
Referring the Athlete for Further Care
Transmission of Bloodborne Pathogens
Learning Aids
Nutritional Aspects of Health and Performance
Why Study Nutrition?
Basic Nutritional Needs of Athletes
Fluid Needs for Active Individuals
Caloric Demands of Active Individuals
The Food Guide Pyramid
Planning the Athlete's Diet
Learning Aids
National Athletic Trainers' Association Code of Ethics
Historical Perspective on the National Athletic Trainers' Association

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