- Describe the basics of pharmaceutics and pharmacokinetics, including dosage forms, routes of administration, and drug storage.
- List the basic drug classifications, their indications, their contraindications, and their typical uses.
- Access various drug information resources to obtain more information about a drug.
- List the basic drug categories in which drugs are classified, including mechanism of action, side effects, and adverse effects.
- Describe the inflammatory process and discuss appropriate pharmacological management of inflammation.
- Describe the key points for using a metered- dose inhaler (MDI) and the medications commonly administered with an MDI.
- Describe the indications, contraindications, dosage, and side effects of antihistamines and decongestants and their implications for athletic participation.
- List common narcotic analgesics, and under- stand the federal restrictions for administration of the drugs and their potential for addiction.
- Appreciate the risks to the athlete who participates in athletics while using local anesthetics.
- Understand the actions of antibiotics, including bactericidal and bacteriostatic actions.
- List the common antivirals and antifungals, their indications, contraindications, dosage, and side effects.
- Describe the basic use of anticoagulants in athletics and their mechanism of action, as well as precautions to be observed with the use of this class of drugs.
- Name the limitations of the practice act pertaining to invasive procedures.
- Demonstrate the use of appropriate informed consent before performing any of the procedures described.
- Employ fundamental aseptic procedures, including the use of sterile gloves and the creation of a sterile field.
- Properly unpack a sterile package and pre- pare for a sterile procedure.
- Compare the various types of sutures and suture needles and their specific applications.
- Describe the difference among interrupted, running, and mattress sutures and the advantages and disadvantages of each.
- Prepare the patient for injection and aspiration.
BOC: 3.25 Continuing Education Units
NATA PDC Level of Difficulty: Advanced
Program Faculty: Course content includes chapters 4-6 of the book “Medical Conditions in the Athlete, 3rd Edition” by Katie Walsh Flanagan, EdD, ATC & Micki Cuppett, EdD, ATC. Assessment written by Rachel Livingstone MA, AT, Susan Callagy MA, AT, PTA, CSCS, and Gretchen Dressel, MS, ATC.
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.