- Understand the sports most associated with eye injuries
- Describe preventative measures toward protecting the eye
- Identify the eye anatomy
- Demonstrate examination of the eye including neurological and special tests
- Explain the link between the powerful movements of the shoulder and the fine motor control of the hand and elbow
- Identify facial anatomy
- Demonstrate examination of the facial injuries incorporating special tests and treatment protocols
- Know how to evaluate and manage athletes with head and cervical spine injuries
- Understand the importance of proper helmet maintenance and continued head protection
- Recognize the sports in which blows to the head are common place
- Describe the mechanism of head and cervical spine injury
- Demonstrate a neurologic evaluation
- Know how to manage on the field examination and management of head and cervical spine injuries
- Understand the predisposing conditions to heat illness
- Explain signs, symptoms and management of dehydration, heat exhaustion and heat stroke
- Explain signs, symptom and management of hypothermia
BOC: 4.25 Continuing Education Units
NATA PDC Level of Difficulty: Advanced
Program Faculty: Course content includes chapters 19-22 of the book “Examination of Orthopedics and Athletic Injures” by Chad Starkey, PhD, LAT, Sara D. Brown, MS, ATC, and Jeff Ryan, PT, MBA. 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.