- Discuss the basic differences between orthopedic and medical assessment.
- Appreciate the athletic trainer as a health care provider in the recognition, referral, and disposition of medical conditions.
- Practice effective communication in the medical assessment of a physically active person.
- Apply principles of disease transmission prevention.
- Implement the regulations and laws that govern the care and privacy of patients.
- Compare CPT and ICD codes to medical conditions.
- Recognize the importance of patient-reported outcomes (PROs) and evidence-based practice (EBP) in the comprehensive evaluation and treatment of a patient’s medical condition.
- Explain the purpose of the preparticipation examination (PPE) for athletes and identify the medical organizations that provide guidelines.
- Differentiate the office visit from the station- based PPE.
- Describe a basic general medical examination, including a comprehensive history and physical examination.
- Differentiate between a focal orthopedic examination and a medical examination of conditions that may affect many organ systems.
- Describe and demonstrate the proper use of evaluation tools and techniques for the assessment of general health.
- Apply the basics of palpation, percussion, and auscultation in a general medical examination.
- Choose the appropriate diagnostic imaging and laboratory tests for a given medical condition.
- Explain test preparation and procedures to patients undergoing diagnostic evaluation.
- Describe the risks and side effects of specific procedures.
- Explain which medical conditions can be diagnosed by diagnostic imaging or laboratory testing.
- Apply appropriate pre-MRI testing health questions to patients.
- State normal values for urine and blood.
- Identify the radiation levels of assorted diagnostic tests.
- Describe the TNM cancer staging system.
BOC: 3.25 Continuing Education Units
NATA PDC Level of Difficulty: Advanced
Program Faculty: Course content includes chapters 1-3 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 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.