Essay On Athletic Trainers

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“Work hard. And have patience. Because no matter who you are, you're going to get hurt in your career and you have to be patient to get through the injuries.” (Randy Johnson) Injuries are bound to occur in every sport, however Certified Athletic Trainers are there to take care of those injuries and help one rehabilitate. Certified Athletic Trainers are health care professionals that collaborate with physicians to provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions (4). Athletic trainers prevent, protect, evaluate, assess, rehabilitate, and counsel (5). They are the first health care providers on the scene when an athlete is injured and are able to…show more content…
Sport related athletic trainers tend to have an unestablished work schedule. They travel with the team and work according to the team’s needs. A non-sport athletic trainer would have set hours working a specific amount of days per week with weekends and nights off. A typical athletic trainer works 40-50 hours, however, some trainers teach and work 60-70 hours. The trainers who work for professional sports teams typically work the most hours per week. Some athletic trainers work up to 14 hours a day due to practices, training, and games. Athletic trainers can work up to 7 days a week, which can vary day to day.…show more content…
Retrograde amnesia is remembering anything before the injury, not prior. An athletic trainer can ask a person with concussion symptoms his/her phone number, home town, name of school, birthday, etc., but should not ask their name in regards of not scaring the athlete. For anterograde amnesia (cannot recall events after injury), Ms. Naoom gives them three words to remember such as red, airplane, and Egypt asking them to repeat the words several minutes later to her.

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