Clinical Pathology for Athletic Trainers: Recognizing Systemic Disease

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Clinical Pathology for Athletic Trainers is the most up-to-date and concise reference book available for athletic training professionals and students. Inside you will find information pertaining to the required 1999 NATA Athletic Training Educational Competencies for the Health Care of the Physically Active, which now includes General Medical Conditions and Disabilities” and Pathology of Injury and Illness”.

Clinical Pathology for Athletic Trainers focuses on clinical signs and symptoms of pathology, which will allow the practicing athletic trainer to recognize systemic illnesses and injuries. This necessary reference text will introduce the knowledge and skills needed to recognize and differentiate signs and symptoms produced by systemic disease. Organized by the major body systems, a variety of topics are covered, including diseases of the cardiovascular, pulmonary, neurological, psychological, and immunological. An added bonus is the inclusion of several laboratory activities that outline physical examination techniques relevant to non-musculoskeletal injuries and illnesses.

This innovative reference text also contains a chapter that synthesizes knowledge into practice by providing evaluation and management algorithms that are organized by major symptoms, such as chest and abdominal pain.

Clinical Pathology for Athletic Trainers is a valuable addition to all athletic training professionals and students bookshelves, with numerous tables and figures provide a complete and comprehensive review.

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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.

Review:

What really excites me is that it fills a need that has not been covered before for the athletic training student. The illustrations are very helpful for teaching about the body. I believe this is a book every athletic trainer should have in his or her library.”
    
     Daniel R. Kraeger, DO, ATC, Journal of Athletic Training

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