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Sports Medicine- Unit 1 Vocabulary
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athletes use their body to deter or punish their opponents (intent of the sport)
sports where players are separated such that contact is unlikely without Violation. Acute, traumatic injuries still occur, but the incidence of chronic, overuse related injury is greater.
Assumption of Risk
it is assumed that an individual who participates in an activity and is injured as a result of the ordinary risk associated at the activity will no have grounds for negligence
failure to warn
Failing to inform a participant of potential risks and dangers.
legal responsibility for harm one causes to another person
touching someone without their permission
standard of care
Provides reasonable and prudent care expected as compared to someone with similar education and experience.
scope of practice
Describes the procedures, actions, and processes that a healthcare practitioner is permitted to undertake in keeping with the terms of their professional license.
failure to use ordinary or reasonable care
4 parts of negligence
Duty of care
Breach of duty
Injury or damage (cause)
Proximal cause (harm)
Duty of care
an individual has the responsibility to provide care- part of their job to provide care
Breach of duty
failure to meet the standard of care
a legal concept of causation that asks whether the injury or other event would have occurred if the negligent act had not occurred
fails to perform legal duty
commits an act that is not legally his or hers to preform
Good Samaritan Law
A law that exempts from legal liability a person who attempts to give reasonable aid to another person who is injured, ill, or otherwise imperiled.
statue of limitations
A statue of limitations is a law that sets a limit -- almost always expressed in years -- on the amount of time you have to file a lawsuit after you have suffered some type of loss or injury.
A patient learns about and understands the purpose, benefits, and potential risks of a medical or surgical intervention
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
Law that protects private health information and established electronic health records.
knowledge of right and wrong
Title IX/Gender Equity
An addition to the 14th Amendment in 1972. No person shall be excluded on the basis of gender or be denied the benefit of any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Federal legislation that opens up services, facilities, and opportunities to people with disabilities.
education required to maintain a certification or licensure or both.
performance enhancing drugs
substances used for the express purpose to preform better athletically
a common tool used to try to deter the use of performance enhancing drugs
Emergency Action Plan
a plan developed by an athletic trainer (usually) to be able to provide for the care of athletes
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