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The Orthopedic Athletic Trainer's Handbook.

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Item Summary Smith, Joseph H. 2019-05-28T19:51:17Z 2019-05-28T19:51:17Z 2017-08
dc.title The Orthopedic Athletic Trainer's Handbook.
dc.type Thesis
dc.contributor.department Education
dcterms.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.
dcterms.description Ph.D. Thesis. University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa 2017.
dcterms.language eng
dcterms.publisher University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
dcterms.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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