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Developing Clinical Proficiency in Athletic Training-4th Edition

Developing Clinical Proficiency in Athletic Training-4th Edition

A Modular Approach

$82.95 CAD


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    The fourth edition of Developing Clinical Proficiency in Athletic Training: A Modular Approach takes the skills that athletic training students need and organizes them into a modular system that will help students progressively develop while providing instructors with a systematic means of assessing their students' learning. The manual presents a flexible system consisting of three levels that are broken down into 146 modules used for assessing students' clinical skill development over the course of their athletic training program. The text is presented in such a way that it allows instructors to adjust the order of presentation of the modules while maintaining a complete record of the competencies achieved.

    Previously titled Assessing Clinical Proficiencies in Athletic Training, this latest edition guides students and clinical instructors through the maze of educational competencies required of entry-level athletic trainers. All of the current National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) Athletic Training Competencies are embedded in the text. Because it covers all the competencies, this workbook can be used in conjunction with any athletic training text. The NATA competencies are noted in each module and are cross-referenced in an appendix. The following are new features of the fourth edition:

    -Coathor Dr. Kirk Brumels joins author Ken Knight as a veteran clinic educator and a longtime user of the modular system.

    -The 26 new modules enhance the existing modules and improve the coverage of competencies from the previous edition.

    -Three new groups of modules are included: Developing Clinical Skill, The Body, and Professional Development.”

    -A new module, Foundational Behaviors of Professional Practice, has been added to all three levels to ensure that students and clinical instructors have an ongoing dialogue concerning these behaviors.
    In the fourth edition of Developing Clinical Proficiency in Athletic Training, the authors have reduced the number of levels from four to three and increased the number of modules in order to give instructors greater flexibility in adapting the text to their curriculums. They also have included more introductory material to help students and instructors better understand the integrated nature of athletic training education, and they discuss the nature of critical thinking and why it is essential to clinical practice.

    The text's unique concept allows for multiple evaluations of proficiencies in the classroom, laboratory, and clinical settings. Through the modules, students are given the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of clinical proficiencies as instructors gauge their competencies across multiple exposures throughout the training experience. This approach ensures that students demonstrate both knowledge and the practical skills they need in order to be successful athletic trainers. As such, it is a great tool for instructors and the jump-start that students need as they prepare to move into their careers as athletic trainers.

    Developing Clinical Proficiency in Athletic Training, Fourth Edition, is part of Human Kinetics' Athletic Training Education Series. Featuring the work of respected athletic training authorities, this collection of six outstanding textbooks, each with its own supporting instructional resources, parallels and expounds on the content areas in the accreditation standards of the NATA Educational Council.


    A supplementary text for students in athletic training programs.

    Chapter 1. Philosophy of Clinical Skill Development
    By Design or by Chaos
    An Integrated Curriculum
    Three Types of AT Education
    Classroom, Clinical Skills, Clinical Experience
    The Role of the Clinical Instructor
    Clinical Education vs Clinical Experience
    Principles of Clinical Education

    Chapter 2. Module Program Overview
    Flexibility in Program and Individual Modules
    Using This Manual and the Modular Approach
    Module Completion
    Customizing—The Key to Flexibility
    Oral/Practical Examinations

    Level 1: Introduction to AT Clinical Education
    Directed Clinical Experience
    X1 Athletic Training Observation
    X2 Athletic Training Clinic Student Staff
    X3 Athletic Training Clinic Student Staff

    Developing Clinical Skills
    A1 Philosophy & Principles of Clinical Education
    A2 Becoming a Critical Thinking Clinician
    A3 Foundational Behaviors of Professional Practice

    Athletic Training Clinic Operations
    B1 Administrative Policies and Procedures
    B2 Injury Record Keeping
    B3 Athletic Training Supplies
    B4 Athletic Training Clinic Equipment—Small
    B5 Athletic Training Clinic Equipment—Major
    E6 Basic Health Care Nomenclature

    Emergency and Acute Care of Injuries and Illnesses
    C1 Emergency and Acute Care Philosophy
    C2 Principles of Initial Assessment
    C3 Emergency Action Plans
    C4 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
    C5 Choking, Hemorrhaging, and Shock
    C6 Emergency Transportation
    C7 Medical Services (Health Center, Hospitals, Physicians)
    C8 Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation, and Support
    C9 Open Wounds
    C10 Universal Precautions Against Bloodborne Pathogens, Hepatitis, and Tuberculosis
    C11 Environmental Injury/Illness
    C12 Anaphylaxis and Asthma Attacks
    C13 Poison Control Center

    Level 2: Individual AT Skills Development
    Directed Clinical Experience (Athletic Training Staff)
    X4 Foundational Behaviors of Clinical Practice 2'
    X5 Football Team Experience
    X6 Basketball Team Experience
    X7 Men's Team Sport Experience
    X8 Women's Team Sport Experience
    X9 Men's Individual Sport Experience
    X10 Women's Individual Sport Experience
    X11 High School Experience
    X12 Sports Medicine Clinic Experience

    Peer Teaching/Supervision
    T1 Teach Level 1 Athletic Training Students

    Surgical Procedures
    D1 Basic Surgical Procedures
    D2 Surgical Observation
    The Body
    E1 Body Systems and Development
    E2 Injury and Illness Pathology
    E4 Exercise & Disease
    E4 Body's response to injury

    Taping, Wrapping, Bracing, and Padding
    F1 Ankle Taping, Wrapping, and Bracing
    F2 Knee Taping, Wrapping, and Bracing
    F3 Thigh and Lower Leg Taping, Wrapping, and Padding
    F4 Foot Care, Taping, Wrapping, and Padding
    F5 Hip and Abdomen Taping, Wrapping, and Bracing
    F6 Shoulder Taping, Wrapping, and Bracing
    F7 Elbow-to-Wrist Taping, Wrapping, and Bracing
    F8 Hand and Finger Taping and Wrapping
    F9 Head and Neck Padding and Bracing

    Risk Management
    G1 Injuries Happen
    G1 Anthropometric Measurements and Screening Procedures
    G2 Protective Equipment Fitting
    G3 Ergonomics and Injury Prevention
    G4 Fitness Testing
    G5 Developing Flexibility
    G6 Strength Training

    Basic Pharmacology, Nutrition, and Wellness
    H1 Medication Resources
    H2 Medication Policies and Procedures
    H3 Basic Performance Nutrition and Supplementation
    H4 Eating Disorders
    H5 Concepts in Health and Wellness

    General Assessment and Evaluation
    I1 Orthopedic Injury Assessment Principles
    I2 General Medical Assessment
    I3 Postural Assessment
    I4 Neurological Assessment
    I5 Palpation
    I6 Assessing Range of Motion and Strength
    I7 Physical Performance Measurements

    Specific Injury Assessment and Diagnosis
    J1 Foot Injury Assessment & Diagnosis
    J2 Ankle Injury Assessment & Diagnosis
    J3 Lower Leg Injury Assessment & Diagnosis
    J4 Knee Injury Assessment & Diagnosis
    J5 Thigh, Hip, and Pelvic Injury Assessment & Diagnosis
    J6 Thorax and Lumbar Spine Injury Assessment & Diagnosis
    J7 Thorax and Abdominal Injury Assessment & Diagnosis
    J8 Shoulder Injury Assessment & Diagnosis
    J9 Arm and Elbow Injury Assessment & Diagnosis
    J10 Wrist and Hand Injury Assessment & Diagnosis
    J11 Cervical Spine Injury Assessment & Diagnosis
    J12 Head and Facial Injury Assessment & Diagnosis

    General Medical Conditions
    K1 Simple Dermatological Conditions
    K2 Common Syndromes and Diseases
    K3 Common Viral and Respiratory Tract Conditions and Disorders
    K4 Common Cardiovascular and Gastrointestinal Tract Conditions and Disorders
    K5 Common Genitourinary, Gynecological, and Sexually Related Conditions Disorders, and Diseases
    K6 Sudden Illnesses and Communicable Diseases

    Therapeutic Modalities
    L1 Therapeutic Modality Foundation
    L2 Whirlpool
    L3 Moist Hot Packs
    L4 Paraffin Bath
    L5 Cryotherapy
    L6 Cryokinetics
    L7 Cryostretch
    L8 Intermittent Compression Devices
    L9 Ultrasound
    L10 Diathermy
    L11 Electrical Stimulation
    L12Therapeutic Massage

    Therapeutic Exercise
    M1 Range of Motion and Flexibility Exercises
    M2 Joint Mobilization
    M3 Isometric Resistance Exercises
    M4 Isotonic Strength-Training Devices
    M5 Daily Adjustable Progressive Exercise
    M6 Isokinetic Dynamometers
    M7 Muscular Endurance
    M8Aquatic Therapy
    M9 Neuromuscular Control and Coordination Exercises
    M10 Muscular Speed Exercises
    M11 Agility Exercises
    M12 Plyometrics
    M13 Cardiorespiratory Endurance
    M14 Activity-Specific Skills
    M15 Exercise for the Young and Old

    O/P1 Oral/Practical Examination 1

    Level 3: Integrating and Polishing Skills
    Directed Clinical Experience
    X13 Foundational Behaviors of Clinical Practice
    X14 Team Athletic Training Student
    X15 Clinical Capstone Experience
    X16 Traveling with Athletic Teams

    Peer Teaching/Supervision
    T2 Supervise/Teach Level 2 Students
    T3 Administer O/P Examination 1
    T4 Supervise/Teach Level 3 Students
    T5 Administer Comprehensive 'O/P Examination
    T6 Write O/P Questions
    T7 Update Reference Material

    Integrated Injury Management
    N1 Musculoskeletal Assessment and Diagnosis
    N2 General Medical Assessment and Diagnosis
    N3 Emergency and Acute Care
    N4 Rehabilitation Overview
    N5 Rehabilitation Adherence and Motivation Techniques
    N6 Rehabilitation Planning and Supervision

    Health Care Administration
    O1 Program Policies & Procedures
    O2 Human Resources & Personal Management
    O3 Facility Management
    O4 Fiscal Management
    O5 Information and Data Management
    O6 Preparticipation Medical/Physical Examination

    Psychosocial Interactions
    P1 Healthcare [Patient] Communication
    P2 Substance Abuse
    P3 Psychosocial Intervention

    Professional Development
    Q1Regulation of Athletic Training Practice
    Q2 Athletic Trainer in the Community
    Q3 The NATA
    Q4 Interpret Current Literature
    Q5 Professional Presentation (in the community?)
    Q6 Presenting Yourself to the Job Market

    O/P2 Oral/Practical Examination 2
    O/P3 Oral/Practical Examiner

    Appendix A: Information for Customizing Modules
    Appendix B: O/P Examination
    Appendix C: Appendix C NATA Competencies and Module Finder
    Appendix D: Master Module Completion File References
    About the Authors

    Kenneth L. Knight, PhD, is professor of athletic training at Brigham Young University, past chair of the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) Education Council, former editor in chief of the Journal of Athletic Training, and founding editor of the Athletic Training Education Journal. He has been involved in athletic training education for over 40 years and practiced athletic training for 25 years at the high school, junior college, and collegiate levels.

    Knight has taught more than 2,500 students. He was inducted into the NATA Hall of Fame in 2001, the Utah Athletic Trainers' Association Hall of Fame in 2003, and the Rocky Mountain Athletic Trainers' Association Hall of Fame in 2005. He was also named a Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer in 2000 by the NATA. Knight received the Sayers “Bud” Miller Outstanding Educator Award in 1995 and the Clancy Medal for Outstanding Research in Athletic Training from the NATA in 1995 and 1997.

    He also is the author of Cryotherapy: Theory, Technique and Physiology; Cryotherapy in Sport Injury Management; and Therapeutic Modalities: The Art and Science.

    Kirk Brumels, PhD, is an associate professor of kinesiology at Hope College in Holland, Michigan. He has been a practicing athletic trainer for more than 20 years, including 11 years in the National Football League with the New England Patriots where he was a member of the 1997 NFL Athletic Training Staff of the Year. Brumels serves as a clinical athletic trainer, didactic and clinical instructor, and director of the athletic training education program at Hope College.

    “This is a strong text in athletic training education; it not only addresses the gap between the classroom and the athletic training room, but gives instructors the freedom to incorporate anything that is unique to their teaching.”

    Doody’s Book Review