Clinical Pathology for Athletic Trainers: Recognizing Systemic Disease

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SLACK Incorporated, 2008 - Medical - 438 pages
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Written specifically for athletic trainers, the updated second edition of Clinical Pathology for Athletic Trainers: Recognizing Systemic Disease emphasizes practical knowledge; development of clinical skills, including evaluation and treatment; and development of clinical decision-making abilities.

Inside Clinical Pathology for Athletic Trainers, Second Edition, you will find an expanded discussion of the pathophysiology associated with general medical conditions, as well as case studies which facilitate the student's ability to formulate a differential diagnosis and make clinical decisions.

Dr. Daniel P. O'Connor and Dr. A. Louise Fincher have incorporated all of the didactic and psychomotor competencies listed within the General Medical Conditions and Pathology of Injuries and Illness domains from the Fourth Edition of the NATA Educational Competencies into this unique text. Competencies that are addressed throughout the text are conveniently listed at the beginning of each chapter in which they are referenced. Individual lab activities are included within some chapters to aid in the development of the psychomotor skills related to evaluating general medical illnesses. Instructors will enjoy new ancillary materials such as test bank questions and PowerPoint slides.

What's New in the Second Edition:
• New chapters on pharmacology; dermatology; and eyes, ears, nose, throat, and mouth
• Integration of NATA Position Statements and Consensus Statements
• Expanded discussion on the physical exam, including detailed instructions for evaluation procedures
• New illustrations and a color atlas
• New icons throughout the text to represent action to be taken by the athletic trainer during an evaluation, such as physician referral or activation of emergency action plan

Lab Activities Inside the Second Edition:
• Use of Pharmacology Resources
• Assessment of Temperature
• Assessment of Vital Signs (heart rate, blood pressure, and respiration rate)
• Cardiac Auscultation
• Pulmonary Auscultation and Percussion
• Peak Flow Expiratory Rate
• Abdominal Auscultation, Percussion, and Palpation
• Urinalysis
• Assessment of Blood Glucose Levels
• Use of the Otoscope
• Use of the Ophthalmoscope
• Sensory Function
• Motor Function
• Reflex Function
• Cranial Nerve Assessment

With expanded discussions and case studies, new chapters and lab activities, and an emphasis on the development of clinical skills, the Second Edition of Clinical Pathology for Athletic Trainers: Recognizing Systemic Disease is a must-have for today's athletic training students and clinicians.

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Principles of Clinical Pathology and Decision Making
Immune System
Cardiovascular and Hematological Systems
Gastrointestinal and HepaticBiliary Systems
Endocrine and Metabolic Systems
Eye Ear Nose Throat and Mouth Disorders
Medical History and Physical Examination
Dermatological Conditions
Neurological System
Psychological Disorders
Differentiation of Signs and Symptoms

Renal and Urogenital Systems
Signs and Symptoms

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Daniel P. O'Connor, PhD, ATC, has published numerous journal articles and book chapters in addition to the First Edition of Clinical Pathology for Athletic Trainers: Recognizing Systemic Disease. He has served as an adjunct faculty member at Rice University and Texas Woman's University and was the Director of the Joe W. King Orthopedic Institute in Houston, Texas for 7 years. Dan is currently an Assistant Professor in the Laboratory of Integrated Physiology and the Department of Health and Human Performance at the University of Houston.

A. Louise Fincher, EdD, ATC, LAT, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and the Director of the Athletic Training Education Program at The University of Texas at Arlington. She also serves as the Associate Chair for the Department of Kinesiology. Lou has more than 23 years of experience as an athletic trainer and an educator. She has spent countless hours developing didactic and clinical education materials for both students and athletic training educators. Lou's research publications are focused in the areas of orthopedic outcomes and the effectiveness of therapeutic modalities. Her other publications include a book chapter, a column series on the management of athletic injuries, and an article on the use of the otoscope in evaluating ear injuries and illnesses. She has served on several National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) and Southwest Athletic Trainers' Association (SWATA) committees and currently serves on the NATA Education Council's Entry-Level Education Committee.

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