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Fundamentals of Athletic Training, Third Edition, explains foundational concepts in athletic training and presents injuries and illnesses commonly encountered by certified athletic trainers. Written specifically for high school students, this text develops the knowledge and skills of students assisting athletic trainers on the field and in the training room as well as those considering future careers as sports medicine professionals.
In an engaging full-color layout, the updated third edition presents the latest developments in athletic training with regard to treatment, care, administration, and certification. These new and updated topics are covered:
How to deal with more than one injury simultaneously
How to work with athletes with differing cultural backgrounds
Treatment and care of athletes with specific conditions or disabilities
Facility design and modality safety
Equipment ordering and maintenance
The role of the athletic trainer in school emergencies
Fundamentals of Athletic Training, Third Edition, covers all of the introductory concepts that future athletic trainers need to know—at a level that high school students can understand. The text begins with an overview of the athletic training profession and presents human anatomy and the physiology of injury and tissue healing. A quick reference list highlights where to find related anatomical drawings. It then presents comprehensive head-to-toe coverage of common injuries and includes an explanation of each injury with appropriate treatment protocols. The text also discusses various conditions, illnesses, and communicable diseases along with information on nutrition and the effects of therapeutic, recreational, and performance-enhancing drug use. Students will learn the fundamentals of rehabilitation and injury prevention techniques through the use of taping, wrapping, and protective equipment.
The third edition includes new and updated learning features that add interest, depth, and opportunities for critical thinking. Special chapter vignettes titled "What would you do if . . .?" encourage students to consider how they might handle day-to-day challenges faced by athletic trainers. “The Real World” segments provide examples of experiences that athletic trainers currently working in the field encounter. Other highlighted elements offer additional information about challenging topics, suggestions for additional research and special projects, or direction for hands-on application of theories presented within the chapter.
Fundamentals of Athletic Training, Third Edition, also includes fully updated and expanded instructor materials. Online access to the instructor guide, the test package, and a new image bank now provide convenient, one-source assistance for lecture and test preparation. As a bonus, instructors may request the Essentials of Interactive Functional Anatomy CD-ROM for use in their classrooms. This unique learning tool provides an engaging way to teach the basics of human anatomy.
Fundamentals of Athletic Training, Third Edition, provides student athletic training assistants with a clear understanding of the functions, skills, and activities they might encounter while assisting certified athletic trainers. By offering a solid introduction to the profession, this text will also pique the interest of students considering their career possibilities and act as a springboard to a future in athletic training and sports medicine.
Unit I. Professional and Administrative Aspects of Athletic Training
Chapter 1. Athletic Training as a Profession
Roles of the Athletic Trainer
The Sports Medicine Team
Becoming a Certified Athletic Trainer
Athletic Training Careers
National Athletic Trainers’ Association
Chapter 2. Administration and Professional Development
Avoiding Legal Problems
Athletic Training Facilities
Preventing Athletic Injuries
Administrative Issues and Documentation
The PREMIER Model
Unit II. Basics of Human Anatomy and Physiology
Chapter 3. Introduction to Anatomy
Classification of Joints
Chapter 4. Basics of Tissue Injuries
Unit III. Understanding Athletics Injuries to the Axial Region
Chapter 5. Head Injuries
Anatomy of the Head
Preventing Head Injuries
Head Injury Mechanisms
Treating Head Injuries
Chapter 6. Facial Injuries
Anatomy of the Facial Region
Preventing Facial Injuries
Treating Eye Injuries and Conditions
Treating Ear Injuries
Treating Nose Injuries
Treating Mouth Injuries
Chapter 7. Throat and Thorax Injuries
Anatomy of the Throat
Anatomy of the Thorax
Preventing Throat and Thorax Injuries
Treating Throat Injuries and Conditions
Treating Thorax Injuries and Conditions
Chapter 8. Abdominal Injuries
Anatomy of the Abdomen
Preventing Abdominal Injuries
Treating Abdominal Injuries and Conditions
Chapter 9. Spinal Injuries
Anatomy of the Spine
Preventing Spinal Injuries
Treating Lumbar Spine Injuries and Conditions
Treating Cervical Spine Injuries and Conditions
Unit IV. Understanding Athletic Injuries to the Upper Extremity
Chapter 10. Shoulder Injuries
Anatomy of the Shoulder
Preventing Shoulder Injuries
Treating Shoulder Injuries
Chapter 11. Elbow Injuries
Anatomy of the Elbow
Preventing Elbow Injuries
Treating Elbow Injuries and Conditions
Chapter 12. Wrist and Hand Injuries
Anatomy of the Wrist and Hand
Preventing Wrist and Hand Injuries
Treating Wrist and Hand Injuries and Conditions
Unit V. Understanding Athletic Injuries to the Lower Extremity
Chapter 13. Hip, Pelvis, and Thigh Injuries
Anatomy of the Hip, Pelvis, and Thigh
Preventing Hip, Pelvis, and Thigh Injuries
Treating Hip, Pelvis, and Thigh Injuries and Conditions
Chapter 14. Knee Injuries
Anatomy of the Knee
Preventing Knee Injuries
Treating Knee Injuries and Conditions
Chapter 15. Foot, Ankle, and Lower-Leg Injuries
Anatomy of the Foot, Ankle, and Lower Leg
Preventing Foot, Ankle, and Lower-Leg Injuries
Treating Foot, Ankle, and Lower-Leg Injuries and Conditions
Unit VI. Rehabilitation and Reconditioning of Athletic Injuries
Chapter 16. Patient Assessment and Treatment Methods
Assessing the Athlete and Documenting the Findings
Phases of Treatment
Chapter 17. Reconditioning Programs
Strength and Conditioning Principles
Types of Muscle Actions
Muscular Development Programs
Exercises for Reconditioning Muscles
A Word on Safety
Chapter 18. Psychosocial Aspects of Athletic Training
Referring an Athlete for Professional Help
Unit VII. Providing Emergency Care
Chapter 19. Planning for Emergencies
Medical Emergency Cards
The Crisis Plan
Practicing the Crisis Plan
Chapter 20. Emergency Assessment and Procedures
Preventing Communicable Disease Transmission
Chapter 21. Environmental Situations and Injuries
Bites and Stings
Chapter 22. Stabilization and Transportation of Injured Athletes
Lifting and Moving an Athlete
Unit VIII. Preventing Athletic Injuries
Chapter 23. Protective Taping and Wrapping
Principles of Taping
Elastic Wrapping Techniques
Chapter 24. Protective Equipment Used in Athletics
Protective Equipment for the Head and Face
Protective Equipment for the Upper Body
Protective Equipment for the Lower Body
Chapter 26. Communicable Diseases
Defending Against Microorganisms
Chapter 27. Common Drugs Used in Athletics
Chapter 28. Nutrition and Weight Control
Popular Nutritional Supplements
Chapter 29. Athletes With Disabilities
History of Disabled Sport
Auditory and Visual Impairments
Assessing Participation Conditions
Appendix A. Assumption-of-Risk Form Appendix B. Permission-to-Treat Form Appendix C. Athletic Injury and Accident Report Appendix D. Daily Treatment Log Appendix E. Treatment Progress Chart Appendix F. Crisis Plan Practice Appendix G. Emergency Telephone Procedures Appendix H. Standardized Assessment of Concussion
About the Authors
An introductory textbook for high school students taking courses in athletic training or sports medicine and a guidebook for students assisting with their high school athletic program.
Lorin A. Cartwright, MS, ATC, is assistant principal and athletic director at Pioneer High School in Ann Arbor, Michigan. As a teacher and the school's head athletic trainer for more than 15 years, she has extensive experience with all aspects of instruction of student athletic trainers. She was an adjunct professor in athletic training at the University of Michigan for three years. Cartwright earned a bachelor's degree in physical education from Grand Valley State University and a master's degree in education from the University of Michigan.
Cartwright is the author of three books, including the popular Preparing for the Athletic Trainers' Certification Exam, and was the first woman and first high school athletic trainer to serve as the president of the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers' Association. She served as the investigative chair on the Ethics Committee for the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) from 1998 to 2004 and was also an active member of NATA’s National Membership Committee and the National Review Committee for Misconduct from 1988 through 1992. Highly regarded in her field, Cartwright was the recipient of the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers’ Association Outstanding Educator Award in 2010, the Athletic Trainer Award from the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers' Association in 2002, the Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award from the Michigan Athletic Trainers' Society in 1999, and the Distinguished Service Award from the National Athletic Trainers' Association in 1998.
Her travels have taken her to Alaska, Italy, Nova Scotia, Sweden, Finland, and the Caribbean. Cartwright has been the athletic trainer for the amateur and semipro summer basketball league and the Michigan men’s basketball all-star team, and she worked at the Olympic Trials for wrestling.
Cartwright resides in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where she enjoys woodworking, creating stained glass, and gardening in her free time.
William A. Pitney, EdD, ATC, FNATA, is an associate professor in the department of kinesiology and physical education at Northern Illinois University. Dr. Pitney is a recognized leader in qualitative research in the athletic training profession and is a fellow of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association. He has authored more than 25 peer-reviewed articles and two textbooks and is a section editor for the Journal of Athletic Training, in which he published one of the first articles on qualitative research. He is also the editor in chief for the Athletic Training Education Journal and the author of QualitativeResearch in Physical Activity and the Health Professions, and he has served on the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers’ Association Research Assistance Committee.
Dr. Pitney earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education with a specialization in athletic training from Indiana State University in 1988, a master’s degree in physical education from Eastern Michigan University in 1992, and an EdD in adult continuing education from Northern Illinois University in 2000. In his leisure time, he enjoys mountaineering, bicycling, and running.
Instructor guide. Includes a sample class syllabus and tips for running practical lessons. The instructor guide also includes chapter-specific files that contain chapter summaries, chapter objectives, key points, lecture outlines, and resource lists. Supplemental learning activities include extra-credit assignments, student worksheets, and instructions for index card anatomy, crisis plan design, and measuring range of motion. Instructors will also find guidelines for presentations and term papers, tables of muscle anatomy, a lesson-plan analysis form, and a course-teacher evaluation form. Answers to the student worksheets and guided answers to questions found within the textbook (What would you do if . . . ? and Discussion Questions) are also provided.
Test package. Includes more than 265 questions in multiple-choice answer formats. The test package is available for use through multiple formats, including a learning management system, Respondus, and rich text.
Image bank. Includes more than 310 slides of artwork and tables from the book that instructors can use for class discussion and presentation.
Available upon request: Anatomy DVD-ROM. Essentials of Interactive Functional Anatomy is an excellent tool for teachers to use in the classroom to help students thoroughly review components of structural anatomy. Featuring computer graphic models of human anatomy derived from MRI scan data, the DVD-ROM enables students to view fully interactive 3-D animations that detail muscle and joint function. Essentials of Interactive Functional Anatomy includes 34 animations showing clinical muscle function and four animations showing gross human motions (such as sit-ups or push-ups,) and all views can be rotated 360 degrees.