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Quick access to concise, authoritative solutions at the complete variety of wellbeing and fitness concerns activities clinicians confront. excellent as a table reference or fast evaluation for certification tests, this handbook supplies readers quickly strategies to diagnostic and remedy questions, an abundance of necessary tables and charts, emergency-care methods, plus incisive techniques for conserving athletes fit.

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The sports physician must insist that such assistants adhere to the same high ethical standards he or she practices. • The sports medicine physician has an obligation to expose quackery and unproved practices employed in the guise of improving performance, thus protecting athletes and their careers. FEAR OF LEGAL ENTANGLEMENT • There is always a question as to what the sports medicine physician should do in the presence of a lifethreatening situation or a potentially disabling condition. Under these circumstances, the physician • Sports medicine offers awesome responsibilities and a magnitude of potential problems exceeding many other specialties.

Treatment consists of placing an occlusive dressing over the open wound and taping it down on three sides to create a one-way valve that allows air to exit without reentering till a definitive thoracostomy tube can be placed. TENSION PNEUMOTHORAX • This occurs when a pneumothorax is accompanied by progressive accumulation of air in the pleural space with the resultant increase in intrathoracic pressure causing a shift of mediastinal structures away from the pneumothorax as well as a decrease in venous return and cardiac output.

American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) f. American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine (AOASM) • Qualifications from this consensus statement include the following: a. Medical or osteopathic degree with unrestricted license to practice medicine b. Fundamental knowledge of emergency care regarding sporting events c. Trained in CPR d. Working knowledge of trauma, musculoskeletal injuries and medical conditions affecting the athlete • Medical duties from this statement stated that the team physician has ultimate responsibility to include coordination of the preparticipation screening; management of on-field injuries; medical management of injury and illness; coordination of rehabilitation and return to participation; coordination of medical care, education, and documentation; and record keeping.

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