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Jan 14 - Role in Sport Med.doc

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Jan 14 – Roles of The Sports Medicine Team Roles And Responsibilities of Athletic Trainers • Injury prevention and health promotion (ensure appropriate training, monitor environment, nutrition, maintain and fitting equipment, appropriate use of medication) • Athletic trainers are the ones who run onto the field when the player is injured. • Clinical examination and diagnosis (recognize nature and extent of injury) • Acute care of injury and illness (provide first aid and management of acute injuries) • Therapeutic intervention is electric stimulation, Ice, heat etc. Psychosocial strategies and referrals • Recognize abnormal behaviours; recognize the role of mental health in injury/recovery and use of intervention strategies; refer the patient to the appropriate medical personnel for intervention Therapeutic intervention • Knowledge of equipment, manual therapy, therapeutic modalities Healthcare administration • Budgeting, inventory, injury records, supervision of assistants, insurance, EAP development Professional development and responsibility • Educating the public through seminars, research and providing good care Responsibilities of the Team Physician • The TP probably wont be at every practice but will be at most games • Ex. Team physician will come in on Monday and check out any player injuries • Athletic trainer works under direct supervision of physician • Physician assumes a number of roles and serves to advise and supervise
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