- Recognize and identify common medical abbreviations
- Differentiate between a prescription drug and over-the-counter drug
- Know about the process by which drug compounds are attached to receptor sites located on or within the cell
- Understand the onset of action and duration of action that drugs exhibit when administered to living tissues
- Why and when muscle relaxants may be prescribed by a physician
- The adverse effects and combined effects of these drugs
- Understand the etiology of type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus
- Identify and recognize the different devices for insulin administration and injection
- Understand basic glucose metabolism and how insulin affects diabetes mellitus control
- Possible reasons why cardiovascular arrhythmia and hypertension become more of a problem at the collegiate and professional levels
- Types of drugs used to control cardiac arrhythmia and hypertension problems
- Combined effects of drugs for cardiac arrhythmia and hypertension that can affect athletes
- Understand the different types of asthma and bronchoconstriction
- Understand the general classes of medications used in treating the respiratory conditions most commonly associated with athletic activities
- Be able to recognize signs, symptoms and causes of peptic ulcer disease and gastroesophageal reflux disease
- The difference among the following types of microorganisms: bacterial, viral, and fungal
- The different categories of antibiotic drugs and now each works
- Be able to differentiate between opiod and non opioid analgesics
- Understand how local anesthetics can be delivered to the athlete
BOC: 5.0 Continuing Education Units
NATA PDC Level of Difficulty: Advanced
Program Faculty: Course content includes chapters 1-10 of the book “Pharmacology Application in Athletic Training” by Brent C. Mangus, EdD, ATC and Michael G. Miller, EdD, ATC, CSCS. 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.