Sports Emergency Care: A Team Approach / Edition 2

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One of the most critical components of being a certified athletic trainer is the ability to provide appropriate care to a suddenly injured or ill athlete. The first of its kind, Sports Emergency Care: A Team Approach is an innovative text that addresses the specific educational needs of students and athletic trainers who are preparing to handle emergency medical situations in the sports arena. Until now, many athletic training educators have had to rely on general first aid materials that do not adequately address the needs of their programs. Dr. Robb Rehberg has stepped up to fulfill the growing need for a dynamic text that focuses on providing immediate medical care in sports. Sports Emergency Care: A Team Approach is tailored specifically to athletic trainers and athletic training students, focusing on the skills, knowledge, and preparation needed to handle real sports emergencies. Some topics covered include:
• Assessment
• Emergency planning
• Interaction with emergency medical services
• Etiology, signs, and symptoms
• Common medical emergencies in sports Sports Emergency Care: A Team Approach is a groundbreaking text that will familiarize students and athletic trainers with the emergency situations they will inevitably face throughout their careers. At last, educators, students, and athletic trainers have access to the essential resource they need to address sports emergencies.

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Editorial Reviews

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 “I have yet to come across a book that encompasses all topics in sports emergency care in one place, which is what sets this one apart. It would be an excellent resource for athletic training students and professionals of all levels…This book covers all major considerations in preparation and response to emergencies.”                 

- Janna C. Fonseca, MEd, Carolina Family Practice & Sports Medicine, Doody’s Review Service 

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Reviewer: Janna C Fonseca, MEd (Carolina Family Practice & Sports Medicine)
Description: This book outlines practical emergency management concepts for healthcare providers responsible for providing acute care to active populations. Emergency preparedness is emphasized, while potential scenarios encourage readers to critically think through a pragmatic approach to any emergency situation.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide up-to-date information on emergency preparedness and response in sport. This is a necessary addition to any athletic trainer's library, from those who are on the sidelines daily to those who cover events on a PRN (as needed) basis. The author meets these objectives, outlining all aspects of emergency preparedness (preplanning, communication, rehearsal of an emergency action plan (EAP)) and describing potential emergency situations categorized by anatomy/body location.
Audience: Clearly written, the book is suitable for athletic training students, certified athletic trainers, first responders, and emergency response technicians of all levels. The author strongly emphasizes a multidisciplinary approach to emergency management, acknowledging the paramount importance of communication and collaboration among caregivers in emergency situations.
Features: Thorough preparation, including composition and rehearsal of an emergency action plan, and consideration of all EAP participants sets the stage, much like preseason preparation. The book then details the initial survey and response to injury. Next it presents breakdowns of potential life-threatening injuries and scenarios by body part, while emphasizing consideration of concurrent injury. Finally, the book addresses mental health emergencies and youth athletes and the unique situations they present to healthcare providers. One of the most informative chapters is the one on mental health emergencies. This is a situation that many athletic trainers may feel ill prepared to handle, although they may need to intervene in a timely and efficient manner. This chapter provides insight into what can be a very challenging illness.
Assessment: I have yet to come across a book that encompasses all topics in sports emergency care in one place, which is what sets this one apart. It would be an excellent resource for athletic training students and professionals of all levels. Emergency preparedness has never been taken lightly in the sports arena and is even more scrutinized with television coverage and social media. This book covers all major considerations in preparation and response to emergencies.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781617110054
  • Publisher: SLACK, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/1/2013
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 264
  • Sales rank: 748,255
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Robb S. Rehberg, PhD, ATC, CSCS, NREMT is an Associate Professor and Coordinator of Athletic Training Clinical Education at William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey. He is also a partner of The Rehberg Konin Group and serves as co-founder and Executive Director of Sport Safety International. Dr. Rehberg previously served as the Director and Chief of Emergency Services at Montclair State University in Montclair, New Jersey. Prior to teaching at William Paterson, Dr. Rehberg spent 13 years as the head athletic trainer at Westwood Regional High School in Westwood, New Jersey.     

Dr. Rehberg earned his PhD in Health Science from Touro University International in 2003, a master of sport science degree from the United States Sports Academy in 1999, and a bachelor of science in Athletic Training from West Chester University in 1991.   

Dr. Rehberg has spent his career working in both the athletic training and emergency services fields and has published and spoken frequently at state and national meetings on sports emergency care. Dr. Rehberg served as a member of the medical staff for athletics (track and field) at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia. He has been active on both state and national levels, having served on the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) Inter-Association Task Force for the Appropriate Care of the Spine-Injured Athlete, the Task Force on Appropriate Medical Coverage for the Secondary School-Aged Athlete, and the NATA Hall of Fame Subcommittee. Dr. Rehberg is a past-president of the Athletic Trainers’ Society of New Jersey. He has also served as the Chair of the National Safety Council Emergency Care Advisory Committee since 1992 and was a member of the American Heart Association Task Force that developed the first-ever international guidelines for first aid in 2000. He was a charter member of the New Jersey Disaster Medical Assistance Team. Dr. Rehberg is a member of the New Jersey Scholastic Coaches Association Hall of Fame, Athletic Trainers’ Society of New Jersey Hall of Fame, and is the recipient of the Ordo Honoris medal from the Kappa Delta Rho National Fraternity.     

Dr. Rehberg and his wife, Dr. Joelle Rehberg, are the authors of Cram Session in General Medical Conditions: A Handbook for Students & Clinicians, a textbook available from SLACK Incorporated. 

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Table of Contents

About the Author
Contributing Authors
Foreword to the First Edition by Ron Courson, ATC, PT, NREMT-I, CSCS

Chapter 1 Introduction to Sports Emergency Care
Robb S. Rehberg, PhD, ATC, CSCS, NREMT

Chapter 2 Preparing for Sports Emergencies
Robb S. Rehberg, PhD, ATC, CSCS, NREMT

Chapter 3 Assessment of Sports Emergencies
Robb S. Rehberg, PhD, ATC, CSCS, NREMT

Chapter 4 Airway Management and Breathing
Robb S. Rehberg, PhD, ATC, CSCS, NREMT

Chapter 5 Cardiovascular Emergencies
Robb S. Rehberg, PhD, ATC, CSCS, NREMT

Chapter 6 Management of Spinal Injuries
Robb S. Rehberg, PhD, ATC, CSCS, NREMT

Chapter 7 Unconsciousness and Seizures
David A. Middlemas, EdD, ATC

Chapter 8 Management of Traumatic Brain Injury
Casey Christy, MA, ATC, CSCS

Chapter 9 Injuries to the Thoracic Region
Michael A. Prybicien, MA, ATC, CSCS, CES, PES

Chapter 10 Abdominal and Pelvic Injuries
David A. Middlemas, EdD, ATC

Chapter 11 Fractures and Soft Tissue Injuries
Michael A. Prybicien, MA, ATC, CSCS, CES, PES and Louis Rizio, MD

Chapter 12 General Medical Emergencies
John L. Davis, MS, ATC

Chapter 13 Environmental Emergencies
Rebecca M. Lopez, PhD, ATC, CSCS

Chapter 14 Managing Mental Health Emergencies
Eileen Lubeck, PsyD

Chapter 15 Emergency Care Considerations for the Pediatric and Youth Athlete
Jeff G. Konin, PhD, ATC, PT, FACSM, FNATA and Rebecca M. Lopez, PhD, ATC, CSCS

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