- Explain the FDA approval process for supplements intended to treat or cure health conditions.
- Describe supplements and performance-enhancing drugs that athletes may be tempted to use.
- Advise athletes about banned and potentially illegal substances.
- Use appropriate resources (pharmacist, prescriber, Natural Medicines Database) to provide information to athletes about supplements used for treating musculoskeletal or neurological conditions.
- Describe how athletes might manipulate approved medications to enhance performance.
- Summarize the acute and chronic effects of cannabis use.
- Differentiate between the effects of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD).
- Explain the dangers of vaping synthetic cannabinoids.
- Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of cannabinoid-based medicines.
- Describe the regulations of cannabis and cannabinoid-based medicines for sport and athletics.
- Implement clinical recommendations for advising patients who are prescribed cannabis-based medicine.
- Describe how drug education programs in sport developed and the evolution of modern drug-testing policies.
- Define the role of the athletic trainer in the specimen collection protocol.
- Outline the steps in the chain of custody of a sample specimen.
- Describe the consequences of a positive drug test through various sport governing bodies.
- Develop strategies for counseling an athlete about the unintended consequences of drug and supplement use in athletics.
- Describe the basic concepts of general anesthesia.
- Describe the levels of sedation and the stages of anesthesia.
- Differentiate the anesthetic options for sports medicine surgery: general, regional, spinal, and local.
- Explain the preparation for surgery, including fasting prior to surgery.
- List frequent adverse effects of anesthesia.
BOC: 4.25 Continuing Education Units
NATA PDC Level of Difficulty: Advanced
Program Faculty: Course content includes chapters 19-22 of the book “Clinical Pharmacology in Athletic Training” by Michelle Cleary, PhD, ATC, Michael Pavlovich, PharmD & Thomas E. Abdenour, DHSc, ATC, CES. Assessment created by Jeremy Eusea, DAT, CES.
The passing score for this course is 80%. The course is self-paced, home study format. All materials are available ONLINE immediately after purchase and is available for 6 months.
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This course is intended for Certified Athletic Trainers, Physical Therapists, Strength & Conditioning Specialists, etc.
Sport Medics is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education to Certified Athletic Trainers.