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The NATA Board of Directors and the members of the AT Strategic Alliance approved the adoption or endorsement of the World Health Organization’s International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) with the Children and Youth (...
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The February NATA News features an injury infographic handout on dental injury, based on the new NATA position statement “Preventing and Managing Sports-Related Dental and Oral Injuries.” Approximately 39 percent of dental injuries in the United...
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The February NATA News cover story examines the occupational health setting and the athletic trainers who are caring for this unique active population. In it, Jose Morales, MA, ATC, CEAS, a safety specialist at the Toyota plant in San Antonio,...
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H.R. 302: The Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act (formerly H.R. 921) was passed by voice vote in the House of Representatives, only three days after being reintroduced Friday, Jan. 6. This is the second time this piece of legislation has reached...
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Reps. Brett Guthrie (R-KY) and Cedric Richmond (D-LA) reintroduced H.R. 302 (formerly H.R. 921), the Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act, to the House of Representatives. All NATA members are encouraged to contact their representatives to ask him/...
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By Ellen K. Payne, PhD, ATC, EMT, David C. Berry, PhD, AT, ATC, and S. Robert Seitz, MEd, RN, NRP This is an extended version of the article "The Use of Topical Hemostatic Agents in Athletic Training," published in the January NATA News . The...
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The January NATA News featured a story on the successful 2016 Safety in Football Campaign held by the Oklahoma Athletic Trainers’ Association toward the beginning of the football season. The multifaceted campaign aimed to demonstrate leadership and...
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By Shelly Jones, ATC Last spring, I received a message from our school district office that struck immediate fear and elicited some tachycardia. “I’d like to meet with you regarding concussions.” After double checking my record keeping and return-to...
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It seems as though America’s pastime is on its way to becoming a little safer for those who pitch. There has been a renewed focus on pitch count associated with baseball and softball. The research is skewed toward baseball and the throwing mechanics...
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By Meg Schneider, MS, ATC Assistant Athletic Trainer- Radio City Christmas Spectacular Athletic Trainer- Chicago Bulls Entertainment team Most ATs are prepared for teams that traditionally play and practice outdoors, but what would happen if all of...