Athletic trainers are often the first ones on the scene when an individual sustains an acute injury. Therefore, knowing how to assess injuries and illnesses and begin treatment quickly is of vital importance for aspiring athletic trainers. Acute and Emergency Care in Athletic Training With Web Study Guide teaches students how to recognize and manage emergency conditions so they can provide appropriate patient care between the field and the emergency department. Authors Michelle Cleary and Katie Walsh Flanagan take an interdisciplinary approach, drawing from literature, position statements, and guidelines from numerous professional health care organizations to offer current evidence-based clinical best practices. The book’s comprehensive coverage adheres to and incorporates guidelines from the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) and the Board of Certification (BOC), and it is one of the first textbooks to align with the competencies outlined in the CAATE 2020 standards. To prepare students to effectively provide appropriate care before getting an injured or ill athlete to the hospital, Acute and Emergency Care in Athletic Training includes the following learning aids: Case studies in the web study guide offer practical scenarios that will facilitate critical thinking and decision-making skills.Clinical Skills sidebars guide students through the process of completing specific tasks such as splinting, wound care, and airway maintenance.Red Flag sidebars indicate areas where significant caution is warranted.Decision-making algorithms and decision trees lead students through selecting the most appropriate treatment option based on a patient’s signs and symptoms.Key terms are boldfaced in the text and are defined in the glossary section. With a full-color presentation and more than 280 photos and illustrations, the text takes a systematic approach to acute and emergency care, with the content divided into two parts. Part I provides critical information on prevention and risk management strategies, including developing an emergency action plan, conducting an emergency examination, and administering emergency medications. Part II then provides the basics of emergency evaluations, describing how to examine, treat, and manage common acute injuries and illnesses to limit the severity of these potentially life-threatening conditions. To aid instructors using Acute and Emergency Care in Athletic Training in the classroom, there is a full array of ancillaries, including a test package, an instructor guide with sample answers to the case study questions, and a presentation package plus image bank. When an athlete is injured on the field of play, time is of the essence. Acute and Emergency Care in Athletic Training is an invaluable resource for training and preparing the initial responders to recognize critical situations and treat the acutely injured or ill patient.
Michelle A. Cleary, PhD, ATC, CSCS, is an associate professor in the athletic training program and an associate dean of graduate health science at Chapman University. Prior to joining Chapman in 2012, Cleary taught at Temple University, where she earned her doctorate, and at Florida International University and the University of Hawaii. She is certified as an athletic trainer by the Board of Certification (BOC) and is certified as a strength and conditioning specialist by the National Strength and Conditioning Association. She is the chair of the Research and Grants Committee of the Far West Athletic Trainers’ Association and is also a member of the American College of Sports Medicine. Cleary’s primary research interests focus on heat-related illness and injury and other sport safety issues. In addition to numerous journal articles and book chapters, Cleary has written two national position statements for the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA). Her clinical experience includes time as an athletic trainer at the high school, NCAA Division I, and international/Olympic levels.Katie Walsh Flanagan, EdD, ATC, is a professor and director of the sports medicine and athletic training program in the department of health education and promotion at East Carolina University, where she has worked for more than 20 years, and is an athletic trainer certified by the Board of Certification (BOC). Walsh Flanagan previously worked as a lecturer and assistant athletic trainer at California State University, Fresno, and as the head athletic trainer for the Chicago Power, a men’s professional soccer team. She has also assisted as an athletic trainer for various sports in international competitions, including the 1996 Summer Olympic Games and 1987 Pan American Games. In 2012, Walsh Flanagan was elected to the North Carolina Athletic Trainers’ Association Hall of Fame. The organization named her the North Carolina College/University Athletic Trainer of the Year in 2000 and 2006. She received the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award in 2010 and NATA’s Service Award in 2006. In 2017, she was named a NATA board member as the director of District Three. She coauthored Medical Conditions in the Athlete, Third Edition.