- Describe the basic anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system
- Define common normal and abnormal respiratory patterns
- Perform a basic evaluation of the respiratory system including auscultation, and percussion
- Identify characteristics of normal and abnormal breath sounds
- Recognize common pathological conditions including signs and symptoms, differential assessment, referral, standard medical treatment and implications for participation in athletics
- Understand the anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system
- Understand cardiovascular adaptations to exercise
- Identify various cardiac arrhythmias
- Identify signs and symptoms for cardiovascular abnormalities
- Know when to refer an athlete to a physician for further cardiovascular
- Describe the basic anatomy of the abdomen and gastrointestinal system
- Perform a basic examination of the gastrointestinal system, including history, inspection, auscultation, percussion, and palpation
- Recognize conditions of the gastrointestinal system that require referral
- Describe appropriate initial management of common disorders of the
- Recognize conditions of the gastrointestinal system that may preclude the athlete from participation and which symptoms are self-limiting
- Recognize common genitourinary and gynecological disorders that athletic personnel encounter in the care of the athlete
- Recognize conditions or the genitourinary and gynecological systems that warrant referral
- Describe the physiology of ovulation and menstruation
- Describe the physiological changes that occur in pregnancy
BOC: 3.75 Continuing Education Units
NATA PDC Level of Difficulty: Advanced
Program Faculty: Course content includes chapters 7-10 of the book “General Medical Conditions in the Athlete 2nd edition” by Micki Cuppett, PhD, ATC and Katie M. Walsh PhD, ATC. Assessment created by Rachel Livingstone MA, AT, and Susan Callagy MA, AT, PTA, CSCS.
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.