Clinical Pharmacology in Athletic Training With CE Exam
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- Clinical Pharmacology in Athletic Training text
- Continuing education exam (accessed online)
Clinical Pharmacology in Athletic Training begins by addressing drug legislation and the legal aspects of the athletic trainer’s role in sport medication. The text provides an overview of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics with an emphasis on concepts relevant to clinical practice. Part II of this text describes common medications for pain, inflammation, and infections. Part III includes medications for specific conditions, including respiratory, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, neurological, gynecological, and mental health conditions. The text also includes current information on opioid analgesics, cannabis, and cannabinoid-based medications. Upon completing the book, certified professionals can take the companion CE exam to earn continuing education credits.
After completing this course, you will be able to do the following:
- Describe the legal and ethical responsibilities of the AT in administering both prescription and over-the-counter medications.
- Describe the various forms of drugs and the storage considerations for each.
- Differentiate between enteral and parenteral routes of drug administration.
- Describe mechanisms of drug action.
- Differentiate pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, with a focus on drug action, drug-response relationships, factors altering drug responses, and predictable and unpredictable adverse drug responses.
- Describe unintended adverse effects of drug administration and how various factors such as age, body mass, and concurrent medications can alter drug responses.
- List the common medications used to treat pain, including nonopioid and opioid analgesics and anesthetics.
- Differentiate between mechanisms of action for steroidal and nonsteroidal drugs used to treat pain.
- List drugs used to treat infection, including antibiotics, antivirals, and other antimicrobials used to treat dermatological infections.
- Describe the characteristics of drugs used to affect the respiratory, cardiovascular, metabolic, gastrointestinal, muscular, nervous, and reproductive systems.
- Describe the characteristics of performance-enhancing drugs, supplements, and cannabinoids.
AudienceA continuing education course for athletic trainers, coaches, physical therapists, physicians, and medical technicians.
Chapter 1. Legal Aspects of Therapeutic Medication Management
Health Care Providers With Prescribing Authority
The Sports Medicine Team
Federal and State Laws
Drug Development, Studies, and Standards
Chapter 2. Administering Medications in the Athletic Training Setting
Athletic Training Clinic
Guidelines for Administering Medications
Preventing Medication Errors
Chapter 3. Drug Names, Classification, and Safety
Adverse Drug Effects and Therapeutic Monitoring
Allergic Drug Reactions
Medication Use Process
Drug Information Resources
Chapter 4. Pharmacokinetics
Pharmacokinetics and Exercise
Chapter 5. Pharmacodynamics
Mechanism of Action
Chapter 6. Drug Delivery, Dosages, and Procedures
Drug Delivery Systems
Routes of Administration
Enteral Drug Delivery
Parenteral Drug Delivery
Mucous Membrane Drug Administration
Topical Drug Administration
Transdermal Drug Administration
Clinical Procedures for Enteral Drug Administration
Part II. Classes of Therapeutic Medications
Chapter 7. Drugs to Treat Pain: Nonopioid Analgesics and Anesthetics
Differentiation of Pain
Pathophysiology of Pain
Nonopioid Analgesic Agents
Topical Analgesics: Creams, Gels, and Ointments
The AT’s Role in the Clinical Management of Pain
Chapter 8. Drugs to Treat Pain: Opioid Analgesics
Appropriate Use of Opioid Analgesics
Classes of Opioid Analgesics
Chapter 9. Drugs to Treat Inflammation: Steroidal and Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatories
Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs
Chapter 10. Drugs to Treat Infection: Antibiotics
Indications for Use
Mechanism of Action
Routes of Administration
Indications and Precautions
Patient Education for Use of Antibacterial Medications
Part III. Drugs for Treating Common Conditions in the Athletic Patient
Chapter 11. Drugs for Treating Asthma and Other Respiratory Conditions
Allergic Rhinitis and Other Allergies
Chapter 12. Drugs for Treating Cardiovascular Conditions
Ischemic Chest Pain: Angina Pectoris
Atherosclerosis and Coronary Artery Disease
Acute Coronary Syndrome
Hypertension and Hypertensive Crisis
Chapter 13. Drugs for Treating Diabetes and Disordered Glucose Metabolism
Antidiabetic Agents for Managing Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Insulin for Managing Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetes Care Plan
Chapter 14. Drugs for Treating Digestive Disorders
Nausea and Vomiting
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
Gastritis and Peptic Ulcer Disease
Functional Bowel Disorders: Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Supportive Care and General Management of Digestive Disorders
Chapter 15. Drugs for Treating Common Musculoskeletal and Neurological Conditions
Articular (Joint) Pain
Neck and Back Pain
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
Chapter 16. Drugs for Treating Dermatological Conditions
Protective Barrier of the Skin
Principles of Topical Dermatologic Pharmacology
Bacterial Skin and Soft Tissue Infections
Fungal Skin Infections
Viral Skin Infections: Herpes Simplex and Molluscum Contagiosum
Autoimmune Inflammatory Skin Conditions
Chapter 17. Drugs for Treating Reproductive and Genitourinary Concerns
Family Planning and Contraception
Short-Acting Hormonal Contraceptives
Long-Acting Reversible Contraception
Recommendations for Exercise During Pregnancy
Sexually Transmitted Infections
Reproductive and Urogenital Concerns
Chapter 18. Drugs for Treating Mental Health Conditions
Mental Health Conditions
Behavioral Health Emergencies
Treatment Options for Mental Health Disorders
Sleep or Wakefulness Disorders
Neurodevelopmental Disorders: Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Chapter 19. Drugs and Supplements to Enhance Performance
Substances Banned for Competition
Supplements for Enhancing Musculoskeletal Performance
Supplements for Treating Skeletal Conditions
Manipulation of Approved Medications to Enhance Performance
Chapter 20. Cannabis and Cannabinoids
Acute Effects of Cannabis Use
Chronic Effects of Cannabis Use
Adverse Effects of Cannabis
Research on Cannabinoid-Based Medicines
Performance Effects and Sport Regulation
Regulation of Cannabis Use
Chapter 21. Drug Testing in Sport
The Evolution of Drug Testing in Sport
The Drug-Testing Process
Testing for Marijuana
Testing for Anabolic Steroids
Results of Drug Testing
Chapter 22. Medications for Surgery
Concepts of Anesthesia
Effects of General Anesthesia
Levels of Sedation
Stages of Anesthesia
Types of Anesthesia
Common Applications of Anesthesia in Sports Medicine
Preparation for a Surgical Procedure
Recovery From a Surgical Procedure
Adverse Effects of Anesthesia