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ATTR 490

  1. 1. Lincoln Memorial University Department of Allied Health Athletic Training Education Program Syllabus I. Course: ATTR 490 Medical Considerations In Sports Medicine II. Credit Hours: 2 III. Semester: Fall 2006 IV. Instructor: Chris Moss, MEd, LAT, ATC Office Hours: As posted and by appointment Office Phone: 869-6378 Office Location: Turner Arena Athletic Training Room Email: The MISSION of the Athletic Training Education Program: The athletic training program reflects the mission and academic integrity of Lincoln Memorial University. The commitment of the faculty to the athletic training student is based on the belief that graduates must be able to communicate clearly and effectively while providing ideal health care to student athletes. The athletic training program challenges and prepares each student to make appropriate decisions and important judgments regarding sudden injury and life threatening situations. Through diverse educational and research experiences, it is our mission to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and values that an entry-level athletic trainer must possess. In addition, the program will strive to maintain and surpass the standards of accreditation as specified by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) in association with the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA). V. Course Prerequisites: None VI. Course Description: This course will provide an overview of the roles and responsibilities of a variety of allied health professionals and their contributions to the total sports medicine team. This course will provide an in-depth knowledge of how other health practitioners are related to athletic training. It will also contribute to the knowledge and skills that an entry-level athletic trainer must possess to recognize specific medical conditions and injuries. VII. Text: General Medical Conditions in the Athlete by Cuppett and Walsh (required) VIII. Course Goals: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to: 1. Recognize, treat, and refer the general medical conditions and disabilities of athletes and others involved in physical activity. 2. Recognize, assess and treat the acute injuries and illnesses of athletes and others involved in physical activity. 3. Develop contacts with allied health care facilities that provide care to the physically active. 4. The student will locate and utilize pharmaceutical products, storage, dispensing, and tracking information. 5. The student will activate a poison control service. 6. The student will demonstrate the ability to instruct the use of and administer bronchodilators and epinephrine. IX. Course Objectives: The student will: 1
  2. 2. 1. Use a stethoscope to identify: a. Normal breath sounds b. Normal heart sounds c. Normal bowel sounds 2. Identify pathological breathing patterns to make a differential assessment: a. Apnea b. Tachypnea c. Hyperventilation d. Bradypnea e. Dyspnea f. Obstructed airway 3. Use an otoscope to: a. Examine the nose b. Examine the outer and middle ear 4. Measure urine values with Chemstrips. 5. Recognize signs, symptoms, and predisposing conditions associated with: a. Skin i. Abscesses xiv. Herpes zoster ii. Acne vulgaris xv. Hives iii. Carbuncle xvi. Impetigo iv. Cellulitis xvii. Psoriasis v. Molluscum contagiosum xviii. Ringworm vi. Dermatitis xix. Scabies vii. Eczema xx. Sebaceous cysts viii. Folliculitis xxi. Tinea cruris ix. Frostbite xxii. Tinea pedis x. Furunculosis xxiii. Verruca plantaris xi. Herpes simplex xxiv. Verruca vulgaris xii. Tinea versicolor xxv. Tinea capitis xiii. Pediculosis b. Eyes, Ears, Nose and Throat i. Common cold ii. Conjunctivitis iii. Laryngitis iv. Pharyngitis v. Rhinitis vi. Sinusitis vii. Tetanus viii. Tonsillitis c. Respiratory system i. Asthma ii. Bronchitis iii. Hyperventilation iv. Hay fever v. Influenza vi. Pneumonia vii. URI d. Cardiovascular system i. Hypertension ii. Hypertrophic myocardiopathy iii. Hypotension 2
  3. 3. iv. Migraine headache v. Shock vi. Syncope e. Endocrine system i. Diabetes ii. Hyperthyroidism iii. Hypothyroidism iv. Pancreatitis f. Gastrointestinal Tract i. Appendicitis ii. Colitis iii. Constipation iv. Diarrhea v. Gastritis vi. Gastroenteritis vii. Indigestion viii. Ulcer ix. Esophageal reflex x. Irritable bowel syndrome g. Genitourinary Tract and Organs i. Kidney stones ii. Spermatic cord torsion iii. Candidiasis iv. Urethritis v. Urinary tract infection vi. Hydrocele vii. Varicocele h. Gynecological Disorders i. Amenorrhea ii. Dysmenorrhea iii. Oligomenorrhea v. Pelvic inflammatory disease vi. Vaginitis i. Viral syndromes i. Infectious mononucleosis ii. Measles iii. Mumps j. Neurological Disorders i. Epilepsy ii. Syncope iii. Reflex sympathetic dystrophy iv. Meningitis k. Systemic Diseases i. Iron deficiency anemia ii. Sickle cell anemia iii. Lyme disease l. Head Injury i. Amnesia ii. Levels of consciousness iii. Orientation iv. Intracranial hematoma 3
  4. 4. v. Balance and coordination vi. Pupil and eye movements vii. Pulse viii. Blood pressure ix. Facial postures m. Eye injury i. Orbital blow out ii. Conjunctivitis iii. Corneal abrasion iv. Corneal laceration v. Detached retina vi. Hyphema vii. Stye n. Ear injury: i. Pinna hematoma ii. Impacted cerumen iii. Otitis externa iv. Otitis media o. Nose injury i. Deviated septum ii. Epistaxis iii. Nasal fracture p. Jaw, Mouth or tooth injury: i. Gingivitis ii. Mandibular fracture iii. Maxilla fracture iv. Periodontitis v. Temporomandibular joint dislocation vi. Temporomandibular joint dysfunction vii. Tooth abscess viii. Tooth extrusion ix. Tooth fracture x. Tooth intrusion xi. Tooth luxation 6. Recognize the signs and symptoms of cancer. 7. Recognize that physician consultation is a moral and ethical necessity. 8. Use a PDR to search for information on medications commonly prescribed to athletes: a. Generic and brand names b. Indications for use c. Contraindications d. Warnings e. Dosing f. Other notes g. Side effects 9. Document or simulate documentation of tracking medications by recording: a. Name b. Manufacturer c. Amount d. Dosage 4
  5. 5. e. Lot number f. Expiration date 10. Locate the policy and replicate the procedures for administering medications to athletes and others: a. Determine type of OTC medication to be used b. Identify precautions, expiration date, lot number, dosage c. Administer OTC by providing written and verbal instruction for its use 11. Locate the nearest poison control center and replicate the reporting of a drug overdose or poisoning situation. a. Your name and location b. Name and age of person taking medication c. Name and dosage of drug taken d. Time the drug was taken e. S/S of overdose or poison situation 12. Replicate the following procedures for using an emergency epinephrine pen: a. Identify indications for an epinephrine injection b. Demonstrate proper use through verbal and nonverbal instruction c. Identify s/s that might indicate an allergic rxn to epinephrine d. Demonstrate proper storage of epinephrine injectable e. Demonstrate proper disposal of used injection system 13. Replicate the following procedures for using an emergency bronchodilator t to prevent asthma attacks: a. Identify indications for use of a bronchodilator b. Demonstrate proper use through verbal and nonverbal instruction c. Identify s/s that might indicate an allergic rxn of a bronchodilator d. Demonstrate proper storage of a bronchodilator X. Outline of Course Content/Units of Instruction Lecture, discussion, demonstration, laboratories, audio-visual aides, and guest speakers will be used as methods of instruction. Course Content Calendar: WEEK TOPIC Week 1 Introduction to Course Week 2 Labor Day No Class Week 3 Medical Evaluation Techniques and Equipment Basic Principles of Pharmacology Week 4 Respiratory Disorders Cardiovascular Disorders Week 5 Gastrointestinal Disorders Genitourinary and Gynecological Disorders Week 6 Neurological Disorders Disorders of the Eye Week 7 Disorders of the Ear, Nose, Throat and Mouth Systemic Disorders Week 8 Infectious Diseases Dermatological Conditions Week 9 Musculoskeletal Disorders Mental Health Conditions in the Athlete Week 10 Special Populations Medical Documentation Week 11 Final Presentations 5
  6. 6. Week 12 Final Presentations Week 13 Final Presentations Week 14 Thanksgiving Break Week 15 Review for Final Week 16 Final Exam XI. Required Readings Text, Hand-outs for guest lecturers, research supporting presentations XII. Suggested Readings Sports Medicine, Roy and Irvin Athletic Injuries to the Head and Neck and Face, Torg Physiological Basis of Physical Education and Athletics, Mathew and Fox Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured, The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Nutrition, Weight Control, and Exercise, Katch and McArdle XIII. Technological Resources: LCD projector, Power Point presentations, Internet Research XIV. Methods of Instruction and Learning Guest Lecture, Video, Demonstration, online resources, & WebCT. XV. Course Requirements/Evaluation Projects: Two individual papers and presentations on the topics discussed in class. Paper is to be no more than 3 typed (double spaced pages) and is to include: the disease, disease pathology, signs and symptoms of the disease, predisposing conditions, and treatment options. Project: Using multimedia equipment, the student will present a 15 minute presentation your assigned topic. Students will use a minimum of five quality references for the presentation. These references will be turned in for evaluation by the instructor. 4 Article Reviews 100 points each Papers and Presentations 100 points each Practical Skills 100 points Participation points will vary Grading Scale: 100% - 90% - A 89.4 - 80% - B 79.4 - 70% - C *Students in the AT major must achieve a “C” or better. XVI. Clinical / Field-based Experiences: Contact and interaction with allied health professionals XVII. Possible Portfolio Entries Completed Clinical Proficiencies XVIII. Long Range Plan / Outcomes Assessment Documentation: Completed Clinical Proficiencies XIX. Special Needs Students: Contact the office of student affairs or the Tagge Center for Academic Excellence for assistance. XX. Date of Revision: August 2006 6
  7. 7. Disability Statement: Any student with a disability requiring accommodation(s) should make an appointment with the Dean of the School of Nursing and Allied Health to discuss specific needs. Visitor Statement: Visitors and/or children are not allowed in the classroom or in the building unattended during any class period, lecture, lab or clinical without prior approval by the instructor. 7