- Recognize the signs and symptoms of common systemic ailments
- Identify conditions that warrant referral to a physician
- Describe preventions strategies for Lyme disease and type 2 diabetes mellitus
- Determine and understand diabetic emergencies
- Understand common infection transmission routes and their prevention
- Realize the importance of maintaining immunization against those diseases for which there is a vaccine
- Describe the signs and symptoms of common infectious diseases
- Recognize common childhood diseases and how to prevent them
- Appreciate the necessity of universal precautions in the prevention and transmission of infectious disease
- Recognize emotional and behavioral signs of common substance abuse and psychological problems, including mood, anxiety, eating, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorders
- Intervene appropriately with the affected athlete through discussion, supportive confrontation, education, and referral
- Be aware of and establish collaborative relationships with qualified physical and mental health professionals in the recognition and treatment process
- Determine components of the general medical history necessary when assessing persons with selected disabilities
- Recognize the importance of the pre‐participation physical examination in
identifying baseline norms in the athlete with a disability
- Identify typical symptoms and clinical signs of pathological conditions seen in athletes with selected disabilities
- Appreciate typical treatment and prevention measures of pathological conditions seen in persons with selected disabilities
- Understand the interaction of disability‐related attributes with illness‐related characteristics
- Describe manners of effective communication with athletes with selected disabilities
BOC: 3.25 Continuing Education Units
NATA PDC Level of Difficulty: Advanced
Program Faculty: Course content includes chapters 14, 15, 18 and 19 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.
Cancellation/refund available up to 30 days after purchase. For further information visit our How Courses Work page.
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.