At the end of this course, the student will demonstrate competency in each of the following CAATE competencies:
Select and fit appropriate standard protective equipment on the patient for safe participation in sport and/or physical activity. This includes but is not limited to: Shoulder Pads, Helmet/Headgear, Footwear, Mouthguard, Prophylactic Knee Brace, Prophylactic Ankle Brace, Other Equipment (as appropriate)
Special Protective Procedures and Devices
Select, fabricate, and apply appropriate preventive taping and wrapping procedures, splints, braces, and other special protective devices. Procedures and devices should be consistent with sound anatomical and biomechanical principles.
Obtain, interpret, and make decisions regarding environmental data. This includes, but is not limited to, the ability to formulate and implement a comprehensive, proactive emergency action plan specific to lightning safety
Apply and Document Special Tests and Instruments
Apply commonly used special tests and instruments (e.g., otoscope, stethoscope, ophthalmoscope, peak flowmeter, chemical "dipsticks" [or similar devices]) and document the results for the assessment of: Vital signs including respiration (including asthma), pulse and circulation, and blood pressure.
Emergency Treatment Strategies
Implement appropriate emergency treatment strategies including, but not limited to, establishing and maintaining an airway in a patient wearing shoulder pads, headgear or other protective equipment and/or with a suspected spine injury.
Techniques for Therapeutic Exercises
Instruct the patient in proper techniques of commonly prescribed therapeutic exercises.
Risk Management Plans for Safe and Efficient Health Care Facilities
Develop risk management plans, including facility design, for safe and efficient health care facilities.
Risk Management Plan for Security and Protection
Develop a risk management plan that addresses issues of liability reduction; security, fire, and facility hazards; electrical and equipment safety; and emergency preparedness.
AT Policies and Procedures within a Health Care Facility
Develop policy and write procedures to guide the intended operation of athletic training services within a health care facility.