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Gen Med Ch 1 - CH 5
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Role of athletic Trainer?
An athlete who is feeling ill commonly turns to the athletic trainer because the athletic trainer is the most accessible health care provider.
The athletic trainer has established a rapport with the athletes and is familiar with their previous medical history and normal performance, allowing the athletic trainer to detect a condition that otherwise may go unnoticed.
can be encouraged by slightly leaning toward the patient, maintaining eye contact, having open posture, repeating key words, and using simple phrases
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
Two critical elements when caring for patients with illnesses:
Ø Protection from infection
Ø Maintaining a sanitary environment
OSHA is an organization that sets standards to protect health care workers and their patients.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA blood-borne pathogens standard
hazards resulting from exposure to infectious body fluids, and covers anyone who could be exposed to infectious waste.
is a critical aspect of every athletic training facility because of its potential to stop the spread of disease
Barriers to Blood - borne Pathogens
are devices worn to protect both the health care worker and the patient against the spread of disease.
appropriate medical care
- maintaining skills, knowledge, providing a reasonable standard of care, medical referral, and upholding patients' rights to privacy
Standard of Care
Athletic trainers are held to a higher standard than are physical education teachers or personal trainers because of their training, experience, and national certification examination.
is falling below an established and expected standard of care validated by law for the protection of others, which results in physical or mental harm or damage to another.
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