Mr. Richard Kates
HE 91 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries
Unit 1: Professional Development and Responsibilities: The Athletic Trainer as a Health Care Provider
Students will understand the processes, responsibilities, regulations, and roles of an Athletic Trainer.
Unit 2: Health Care Organization and Administration in Athletic Training
Students will be able to understand the operations and construction of an Athletic Training Room, identify policies and procedures, and to describe health records and pre-participation exams.
Unit 3: Legal Concerns and Insurance Issues
Student will be able to understand, analyze, and define legal concerns, insurance considerations, and concepts related to health care providers.
Unit 4: Risk Management: Conditioning Techniques
Identify the principles, importance, and specific techniques for evaluating and analyzing conditioning, strength, flexibility, and cardiorespiratory endurance for performance and prevention of injuries.
Unit 5: Nutrition and Supplements
Discuss and distinguish the importance of nutrients, supplements, disordered eating, and weight loss /gain on healthy body composition.
Unit 6: Environmental Considerations
Identify and recognize signs and symptoms of heat and cold disorders, and environmental considerations such as altitude, sun exposure, lightning, and air pollution.
Unit 7: Protective Equipment
Differentiate, fit, and select protective equipment depending upon materials and demands of the sport.
Unit 8: Bandaging and Taping
Demonstrate and explain the proper taping and bandaging techniques and advantages for appropriate location and function.
Unit 9: Management Skills: Psychosocial Intervention for Sports Injuries and Illnesses
Analyze and recognize the psycho-social response to injury and explain the relationship between stress and injury, and facilitating mental training techniques to manage psychological aspects.
Unit 10: On-the-Field Acute Care and Emergency Procedures
Establish and describe a plan for management and handling of emergency situations including: CPR/AED, first aid, assessing shock and techniques for moving and transporting injured athletes.
Unit 11: Off-the-Field Injury Evaluations
Review and discuss medical terminology for making accurate clinical diagnoses, recognize the different diagnostic techniques used by health care providers, and to report responses to treatment.
Unit 12: Infectious Diseases, Bloodborne Pathogens, and Universal Precautions
Describe the transmission, signs, symptoms, and treatment of infectious diseases and prevention of blood exposure.
Unit 13: Using Therapeutic Modalities
Describe and demonstrate the appropriate use of modalities and their effects on pain control.
Unit 14: Using Therapeutic Exercise in Rehabilitation
Identify the techniques and principles of therapeutic exercise to incorporate return to function.
Unit 15: Pharmacology, Drugs and Sports
Define and identify the various pharmacological drugs, ergonomic aides, and recreational drugs used to manage pain and general health disorders.