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Excerpts — Fundamentals of Athletic Training 4th Edition With Web Resource

What is an athletic trainer?

Athletic training is a profession dedicated to maintaining and improving the health and well-being of the physically active population and preventing athletic-related injuries and illnesses.

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Documentation and record keeping in athletic training

Data from injury reports should be recorded not only to reduce liability but also to track injury trends and make decisions about how best to treat these injuries. The benefit of computerized records is that they provide a database for future reference.

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Learn more about blood tests

Blood tests can detect many different conditions in the human body and are used extensively and frequently in health care. After the blood is collected and stored properly, it is sent to a laboratory to be processed for the specific test the doctor ordered.

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