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Fundamentals of Athletic Training 4th Edition epub With Web Resource

Fundamentals of Athletic Training 4th Edition epub With Web Resource

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    Fundamentals of Athletic Training, Fourth Edition With Web Study Guide, offers a well-rounded introduction to the field of athletic training. It presents injuries and illnesses commonly encountered by certified athletic trainers and also reviews professional and administrative aspects of the profession. Written specifically for high school and community college students, this text provides students with the foundational knowledge and skills to assist athletic trainers on the field and in the training room, as well as the opportunity to evaluate the possibility of a career as a sports medicine professional.

    In an engaging full-color layout, the updated fourth edition presents the latest developments in athletic training with regard to treatment, care, administration, and certification. New material in this edition includes the following:

    • Professional preparation and career potential
    • Documentation, record keeping, and electronic injury tracking systems
    • Development and design of an athletic training facility
    • Fiscal management and equipment ordering
    • Analysis of preexisting conditions and preparticipation exams
    • Basic diagnostic tests, including X-rays, ultrasounds, and drug screening tests
    • Ethics for sports medicine professionals

    After reviewing human anatomy and the physiology of injury and tissue healing, students will find head-to-toe coverage of common injuries with explanations of appropriate treatment protocols. The text also discusses various conditions, illnesses, and communicable diseases along with information on nutrition and the effects of therapeutic, recreational, and performance-enhancing drug use. Students will learn the fundamentals of rehabilitation and injury prevention techniques through the use of taping, wrapping, and protective equipment.

    Learning aids in this fourth edition include Red Flags features, which warn of potentially hazardous situations; What Would You Do If . . . features, which present students with complex and life-threatening situations to test their decision making and The Real World features, which share actual experiences from practicing athletic trainers. The fourth edition also features a new web study guide that offers activities and assignments to support classroom instruction. The web study guide includes 28 practical skill worksheets that allow for hands-on experience, as well as a semester-long project that develops with each chapter to give students a true understanding of the requirements needed to be an effective athletic trainer. Instructors will have access to an instructor guide, test package, chapter quizzes, and a presentation package plus image bank.

    Fundamentals of Athletic Training, Fourth Edition, provides a clear understanding of the functions, skills, and activities that are involved in the work of certified athletic trainers. By offering a solid introduction to the profession, this text will pique the interest of students considering their career possibilities and act as a springboard to a future in athletic training and sports medicine.


    An introductory textbook for high school and community college courses in athletic training or sports medicine; also a guidebook for students assisting with their high school athletic program.

    Unit I. Professional and Administrative Aspects of Athletic Training

    Chapter 1. Athletic Training as a Profession

    Roles of the Athletic Trainer

    The Sports Medicine Team

    Becoming a Certified Athletic Trainer

    Athletic Training Careers

    National Athletic Trainers’ Association

    Chapter 2. Administration and Professional Development

    Legal Issues

    Avoiding Legal Problems


    Professional Development and Continuing Education

    The PREMIER Model

    Chapter 3. Design and Development of the Athletic Training Facility

    Facility Design and Development

    Safety Factors and Planning Issues

    Maintenance of Facility and Modalities

    Material Safety Data Sheets

    Facility Rules

    Chapter 4. Documentation and Record Keeping

    Medical Terminology Basics

    Medical Documentation Notes

    Injury Reports and Charts

    Patient Confidentiality

    Chapter 5. Fiscal Management

    Types of Budgets

    Designing a Budget


    Inventory Management

    Chapter 6. The Preparticipation Physical Exam

    Preparticipation Format and Parts

    Medical Information Forms

    Clearance for Participation in Sport

    Unit II. Basics of Human Anatomy and Physiology

    Chapter 7. Introduction to Anatomy

    Anatomical Position

    Body Tissues

    Classification of Joints

    Muscle Movement

    Chapter 8. Basics of Tissue Injuries

    Soft-Tissue Injuries

    Bone Injuries

    Unit III. Athletic-Related Injuries to the Head, Spine, and Axial Region

    Chapter 9. Head Injuries

    Anatomy of the Head

    Preventing Head Injuries

    Head Injury Mechanisms

    Treating Head Injuries

    Chapter 10. Facial Injuries

    Anatomy of the Facial Region

    Preventing Facial Injuries

    Treating Eye Injuries and Conditions

    Treating Ear Injuries

    Treating Nose Injuries

    Treating Mouth Injuries

    Chapter 11. Throat and Thorax Injuries

    Anatomy of the Throat

    Anatomy of the Thorax

    Preventing Throat and Thorax Injuries

    Treating Throat Injuries and Conditions

    Treating Thorax Injuries and Conditions

    Chapter 12. Abdominal Injuries

    Anatomy of the Abdomen

    Preventing Abdominal Injuries

    Treating Abdominal Injuries and Conditions

    Chapter 13. Spinal Injuries

    Anatomy of the Spine

    Postural Considerations

    Preventing Spinal Injuries

    Treating Lumbar Spine Injuries and Conditions

    Treating Cervical Spine Injuries and Conditions

    Unit IV. Athletic-Related Injuries to the Upper Extremity

    Chapter 14. Shoulder Injuries

    Anatomy of the Shoulder

    Preventing Shoulder Injuries

    Treating Shoulder Injuries

    Muscle, Bursa, and Tendon Injuries

    Ligament and Joint Injuries

    Chapter 15. Elbow Injuries

    Anatomy of the Elbow

    Preventing Elbow Injuries

    Treating Elbow Injuries and Conditions

    Chapter 16. Wrist and Hand Injuries

    Anatomy of the Wrist and Hand

    Preventing Wrist and Hand Injuries

    Treating Wrist and Hand Injuries and Conditions

    Unit V. Athletic-Related Injuries to the Lower Extremity

    Chapter 17. Hip, Pelvis, and Thigh Injuries

    Anatomy of the Hip, Pelvis, and Thigh

    Preventing Hip, Pelvis, and Thigh Injuries

    Treating Hip, Pelvis, and Thigh Injuries and Conditions

    Chapter 18. Knee Injuries

    Anatomy of the Knee

    Preventing Knee Injuries

    Treating Knee Injuries and Conditions

    Chapter 19. Foot, Ankle, and Lower-Leg Injuries

    Anatomy of the Foot, Ankle, and Lower Leg

    Preventing Foot, Ankle, and Lower-Leg Injuries

    Treating Foot, Ankle, and Lower-Leg Injuries and Conditions

    Unit VI. Rehabilitation and Reconditioning of Athletic Injuries

    Chapter 20. Patient Assessment and Treatment Methods

    Assessing the Athlete and Documenting the Findings

    Phases of Treatment

    Therapeutic Modalities

    Chapter 21. Reconditioning Programs

    Strength and Conditioning Principles

    Types of Muscle Actions

    Muscular Development Programs

    Joint Flexibility

    Exercises for Reconditioning Muscles

    Cardiorespiratory Conditioning

    A Word on Safety

    Chapter 22. Psychosocial Aspects of Athletic Training

    Referring an Athlete for Professional Help

    Relationship Building

    Practical Suggestions

    Unit VII. Providing Emergency Care

    Chapter 23. Planning for Emergencies

    Medical Emergency Cards

    The Crisis Plan

    Practicing the Crisis Plan

    Chapter 24. Primary and Secondary Procedures

    Primary Assessment

    Breathing Emergencies

    Cardiopulmonary Emergencies


    Preventing Communicable Disease Transmission

    Secondary Assessment


    Specific Conditions

    PRICES Method

    Chapter 25. Environmental Situations and Injuries

    Heat-Related Problems

    Cold-Related Problems

    Severe Weather

    Bites and Stings

    Chapter 26. Stabilization and Transportation of Injured Athletes

    Equipment Removal

    Lifting and Moving an Athlete

    Unit VIII. Preventing Athletic Injuries

    Chapter 27. Protective Taping and Wrapping

    Principles of Taping

    Taping Techniques

    Elastic Wrapping Techniques

    Chapter 28. Protective Equipment Used in Athletics

    Protective Equipment for the Head and Face

    Protective Equipment for the Upper Body

    Protective Equipment for the Lower Body

    Unit IX. Other Athletic Conditions and Concerns

    Chapter 29. Basic Diagnostic Imaging and Testing


    Bone Scans

    CT Scans



    DEXA Scans

    PET Scans

    Blood Testing

    Drug Testing

    Chapter 30. Conditions and Illnesses

    Respiratory Conditions

    Vascular Conditions

    Gastrointestinal Conditions




    Female Athlete Triad


    Chapter 31. Communicable Diseases

    Defending Against Microorganisms

    Blood-Borne Conditions

    Chapter 32. Common Drugs Used in Athletics

    Therapeutic Drugs

    Recreational Drugs

    Performance-Enhancing Drugs

    Over-the-Counter (OTC) Drugs

    Drug Abuse

    Safety in Distribution of Medications

    Proper Disposal of Medications

    Chapter 33. Nutrition and Weight Control

    Major Nutrients

    Healthy Diet

    Understanding Food Nutrition Labels

    Caloric Balance

    Sport Nutrition

    Popular Nutritional Supplements

    Chapter 34. Athletes With Disabilities or Disorders

    History of Disabled Sport

    Orthopedic Disabilities

    Auditory and Visual Impairments

    Cardiovascular Disorders


    Neuromuscular Disorders

    Assessing Participation Conditions

    Common Injuries

    Lorin A. Cartwright, MS, ATC, is a consultant with extensive experience in all aspects of instruction of student athletic trainers. Cartwright earned a bachelor's degree in physical education from Grand Valley State University and a master's degree in education from the University of Michigan. She was the head athletic trainer, assistant principal, and athletic director at Pioneer High School in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where she served for more than 32 years. She was an adjunct professor in athletic training at the University of Michigan for three years. Cartwright also taught at Eastern Michigan University and Concordia University. She currently serves as a private consultant in athletic training and sport management.

    Cartwright is the author or coauthor of eight books, including the popular Preparing for the Athletic Trainers' Certification Exam, and she was the first woman and first high school athletic trainer to serve as the president of the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers Association (GLATA). She served as the investigative chair of the Committee on Professional Ethics for the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) from 1998 to 2004 and was also an active member of NATA’s National Membership Committee and the National Review Committee for Misconduct from 1988 through 1992. Highly regarded in her field, Cartwright was the recipient of the NATA Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award in 2018, the GLATA Golden Pinnacle Award and induction into the hall of fame in 2016, the GLATA Outstanding Educator Award in 2010, the GLATA Athletic Trainer Award in 2002, the Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award from the Michigan Athletic Trainers Society in 1999, and the NATA Distinguished Service Award in 1998.

    Cartwright has been the athletic trainer for the amateur and semiprofessional summer basketball league and the Michigan men’s basketball all-star team, and she worked at the Olympic Trials for wrestling. Her travels have taken her to Alaska, Italy, Nova Scotia, Sweden, Finland, and the Caribbean.

    Cartwright resides in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where she enjoys woodworking, creating stained glass, and gardening in her free time.

    Kimberly S. Peer, EdD, ATC, FNATA, is a professor in the athletic training department at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. She holds a doctorate in higher education administration with a cognate in health care management from the University of Akron. She teaches in the areas of professional development, ethics for allied health care providers, education and supervision, and scientific writing. Before coming to Kent State University, Peer was on the faculty of University of Mount Union (formerly Mount Union College) and served as the director of the Academy for Health and Sport Science and coordinator for sports medicine at the Rehabilitation and Health Center. Prior to beginning her clinical and academic positions, Peer received her master of arts degree in athletic training from Western Michigan University in 1988 and her bachelor of science degree from Kent State University.

    In addition to having served as the editor in chief for the Athletic Training Education Journal, Peer serves on the Ethics Committee of the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) Executive Committee for Education, the NATA Committee on Professional Ethics, and the NATA Education Advaancement Committee. She also served as chair of the Board of Certification (BOC) Standards Committee and on the NATA’s Research and Education Foundation and Free Communications Committee, as well as an editorial board member for the Journal of Athletic Training. Her statewide service includes the governor’s appointment to the Ohio licensure board and over 12 years of leadership service to the Ohio Athletic Trainers’ Association (OATA).

    Peer is a fellow of the NATA and received the NATA Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award in 2010, in addition to being appointed to the OATA Hall of Fame in 2012 and earning the Dan Libera Service Award from the BOC in 2014. She has also been lauded with other national, regional, and state-level awards for her contributions to the profession and athletic training education, including the GLATA Outstanding Educator Award and OATA Linda Weber Daniel Outstanding Mentor Award. She has published and presented extensively on ethics education and pedagogy, and she has coauthored textbooks on ethics in athletic training with Dr. Gretchen Schlabach.

    All ancillaries are free to course adopters and available at

    Instructor guide. Includes a sample class syllabus, tips for running practical lessons, and chapter-specific files that contain chapter objectives, key points, lecture outlines, and resource lists. Supplemental learning activities include extra-credit assignments, instructions for an index-card anatomy project, a crisis plan assignment, and a lesson on measuring range of motion. Instructors will also find a table on muscle anatomy, guidelines for presentations and term papers, a lesson plan analysis form, a course evaluation form, answers to the student worksheets from the web resource, and answers to the What Would You Do If . . . scenarios found within the textbook.

    Test package. Includes more than 598 multiple-choice questions. The test package is available in multiple formats, and new to this edition is the ability to generate midterm and final examinations for a semester-long class.

    Chapter quizzes. Quizzes whose questions are directly linked to the chapter objectives can be taken electronically and submitted to the instructor for grading.

    Presentation package plus image bank. Includes 600 PowerPoint slides of artwork and tables from the book that can be used for class discussion and presentation. The slides in the presentation package can be used in PowerPoint or printed to make transparencies or handouts for distribution to students. Instructors can easily add, modify, and rearrange the order of the slides.

    The companion image bank includes most of the figures, content photos, and tables from the text, sorted by chapter. These can be used in developing a customized presentation based on specific course requirements.

    The presentation package plus image bank is also available for purchase • ISBN 978-1-4925-6170-5

    Web resource. Features activities and assignments to support classroom instruction. It includes 28 practical skills worksheets that allow for hands-on experience, as well as a semester-long project that develops with each chapter to give students a true understanding of the requirements needed to be an effective athletic trainer.