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The Orthopedic Athletic Trainer's Handbook.

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Title:The Orthopedic Athletic Trainer's Handbook.
Authors:Smith, Joseph H.
Contributors:Education (department)
Date Issued:Aug 2017
Publisher:University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Abstract:Athletic trainers (ATs) are comprehensive health care providers educated with a medically
based education model. They are trained professionals providing comprehensive patient
care in five domains of clinical practice: (1) prevention, (2) clinical evaluation &
diagnosis, (3) immediate & emergency care, (4) treatment & rehabilitation, and (5)
organizational/professional health & wellbeing. Recent literature describes the benefits of
ATs working in the orthopedic practice; outlining their clinical effectiveness,
demonstrating their return on investment, and emphasizing their overall value.1 2
However, in order for ATs to successfully perform in the orthopedic occupational setting,
educational curricula and resources are needed to enhance the orthopedic ATs functions,
duties, and responsibilities. The Orthopedic Athletic Trainer’s Handbook was created with
this intention. It includes illustrations, images, and appendices as references to assist the
orthopedic AT’s practice.
The Orthopedic Athletic Trainer’s Handbook is composed of basic and advanced concepts
founded on the clinical domains of athletic training – specifically from the fields of
orthopedic technology and emergency medical technology.
Part I describes information regarding educational and national requirements for
certification in the aforementioned areas, as well as background on current development of
national standards for athletic training educational curricula and suggested routes aimed at
reimbursement for services.
Part II is the handbook itself: an illustrated comprehensive reference designed to provide
quick, concise, and helpful information for orthopedic athletic trainers when they need it
most. Divided into sections for easy reference, the handbook includes checklists,
mnemonics, diagrams, and protocols to guide the athletic trainer in the field or clinic.
Description:Ph.D. Thesis. University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa 2017.
Rights:All UHM dissertations and theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission from the copyright owner.
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