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Fundamentals of Athletic Training 4th Edition PDF With Web Resource

Fundamentals of Athletic Training 4th Edition PDF With Web Resource

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    Fundamentals of Athletic Training, Fourth Edition With Web Resource, 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 resource that offers activities and assignments to support classroom instruction. The web resource 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.

    Table of Contents

    List of Anatomical Drawings
    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
    About the Authors

    About the Author

    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 Advancement 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.