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ATHLETIC TRAINING PRACTICE DOMAINS

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I. Prevention
A. Educate the appropriate patient(s) about risk associated with participation and specific activities using effective communication techniques to minimize the risk of injury and illness.
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Appropriate Patients (e.g., administrators, management, parents, guardians, family members, coaches, participants, and members of the healthcare team)
Common risks (e.g., musculoskeletal, integumentary, neurological, respiratory, and medical)
Catastrophic risk (e.g., cardiorespiratory, neurological, thermoregulatory, endocrinological, and immunological)
Behavioral risk (e.g., nutritional, sexual, substance abuse, blood-borne pathogens, sedentary lifestyle, and overtraining)
Mechanisms of common and catastrophic injury
Preventative measures (e.g., safety rules, accepted biomechanical techniques, ergonomics, and nutritional guidelines)
Epidemiology data related to participation
Effective Communication techniques (e.g. multimedia videos, pamphlets, posters models, handouts, and oral communication
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Identifying risks
Communicating effectively
Educating effectively
Identifying appropriate resources
B. Interpret pre-participation and other relevant screening information in accordance with accepted guidelines to minimize the risk of injury and illness.
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Pre-participation evaluation process and procedures
Established Laws, regulations and policies (e.g. institutional, state, and national
Established Guidelines for recommended participation
Privacy laws
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Identifying conditions that may limit or compromise participation
Collecting and appropriately applying pre-participation screening information
Identifying and applying established guidelines and regulations
C. Instruct the appropriate patient(s) about standard protective equipment using effective communication techniques to minimize the risk of injury and illness.
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Legal risks and ramifications of making equipment modifications
Rules pertaining to the use of protective equipment
Manufacturer's guidelines regarding selection, fit, inspection, and maintenance of equipment
Established Standards pertaining to protective equipment (e.g., NOCSAE and ASTM)
Intended purpose, limitations, and capabilities of protective equipment
Effective Communication techniques
Effective Instructional techniques
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Educating patients on the selection of standard protective equipment
Communicating effectively
Fitting standard protective equipment
Interpreting rules regarding protective equipment
D. Apply appropriate prophylactic/protective measures using commercial products or custom-made devices to minimize the risk of injury and illness.
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Commercially available protective products
Materials and methods for fabricating custom-made protective devices
Effective Use of prophylactic/protective measures

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