Clinical Skills Documentation Guide for Athletic Training

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SLACK Incorporated, 2006 - Medical - 443 pages
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Athletic training students are required to learn, practice, test, and master clinical skill sets throughout their educational career. A textbook that can be used from the start of their education up until graduation becomes essential to this learning process. Answering the call for educators and students is Clinical Skills Documentation Guide for Athletic Training, Second Edition.

The esteemed Practical Exam Preparation Guide of Clinical Skills for Athletic Training has been updated, revised, and renamed to accurately reflect the material presented throughout the text that is necessary for athletic training students to master clinical skill sets as tested on throughout their educational career.

Herb Amato, Christy D. Hawkins, and Steven L. Cole have revised and updated Clinical Skills Documentation Guide for Athletic Training, Second Edition to reflect the standards and specific outcomes of the Clinical Proficiencies as established by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association.

Incorporating the "Learning Over Time Concept”, this second edition presents a three-weighted practical exam format within the Evaluation Box for each clinical skill set. Additionally, each clinical skill sets follows an easy-to-use checklist design, allowing athletic training students to learn, practice, test, and master clinical skills.

New features inside the Second Edition:
* Over 110 new clinical skills sets--393 in total throughout the text.
* Chapters have been re-organized in a more user-friendly fashion.
* Updated references throughout the text.

New sections inside the Second Edition:
* Joint mobilization
* General medical
* Therapeutic exercise/re-conditioning
* Therapeutic modalities
* Therapeutic measurements

Athletic training educators will find Clinical Skills Documentation Guide for Athletic Training to be a user-friendly text that will easily supplement their curriculum for a way to document when clinical skills have been taught, practiced, evaluated, and mastered by each student.

With new chapters reflecting the progressing field of athletic training, a re-organization of the information presented, and the addition of 110 new clinical skill sets, Clinical Skills Documentation Guide for Athletic Training, Second Edition is the critical first step necessary in developing clinical skill set mastery for athletic training students.


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About the author (2006)

Herb Amato, DA, ATC was the Athletic Training Program Director for the past 18 years at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. His current role at the University is an Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies. He remains involved with Athletic Training Students in the classroom and with program/student assessment. He has been involved in the education of Athletic Training Students for 25 years at the university and high school levels. Herb has an extensive public speaking and consulting background and has published several articles in the areas of Athletic Training Education and clinical practice. He is also active in service at the community, university, and national levels. Herb resides in Harrisonburg with his wife, Lori, and three daughters, Casey, Lyndy, and Jessy.

Christy D. Hawkins, MS, ATC is the Director of Continuing and Professional Education at Thomas Nelson Community College in Hampton, Virginia. In this position, she develops and implements educational programs for the local workforce. She also teaches health and physical education courses at the college. Since 1996, Christy has traveled to colleges and universities throughout the country as a workshop coordinator for Amato-Cole Educational Services (ACES Workshops). She has taught Athletic Training courses at the university level and has coordinated leisure classes for both children and adults. Christy received a Bachelor of Science degree from James Madison University and a Master of Science degree from the University of South Carolina. She is currently pursuing a second Master of Science degree focusing on adult education at Old Dominion University. In her free time, Christy enjoys hiking and traveling, particularly to Alaska to visit her godchildren, Camille, Logan, and Elliot. She resides in Newport News with her husband, David, and three children from the animal kingdom, Jake, Autumn, and Timmie.

Steven L. Cole, MEd, ATC, CSCS is the Assistant Athletic Director for Health Services at the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia. He oversees a staff of seven Certified Athletic Trainers and coordinates a regional network of health care specialists to provide athletic health care for nearly 600 student-athletes annually. In addition to his local role with the college, he coordinates an on-site sports medicine program for Busch Entertainment Corporation in Williamsburg, aimed at educating entertainers in the early recognition and self-management of common injuries. Steve is one of the cofounders of the ACES Preparatory Workshops for Athletic Training Students who are eligible to sit for the Board of Certification exam. Steve has served as a consultant to various athletic programs, medical practices, and industrial corporations. He is the sports medicine consultant to Tidewater Physical Therapy Inc, a group of outpatient physical therapy clinics serving the Tidewater area of Virginia. He has extensive public speaking and consulting experience, from local to international, and has published several articles relevant to athletic health care and the administration of health care programs. Steve is a member of the Virginia High School League Sports Medicine Advisory Committee, the Legislative Committee for the Virginia Athletic Trainers' Association, and the Athletic Training Liaison to the Colonial Athletic Association. A competitive triathlete, Steve resides in Williamsburg with his wife, Lonna, and two daughters, Sydney and Jahnessa.

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