Patient Care

With the weather warming up, and more time being spent outside, now is a great time to remind members of your community of the importance of sun safety. To help you in this effort, NATA has created a sun safety infographic handout , which was...
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NATA has launched the Sports Medicine Legal Digest , a new quarterly digital magazine focused on legal issues affecting athletic trainers and other sports medicine health care professionals. The first issue contains 12 pages of content related to...
Sleep is essential to health and function, playing a major role in cognitive performance, physical health and mental health. However, it seems like most people have trouble getting enough sleep. Studies show that one-third of college-aged student...
The March NATA News features a skin injury infographic handout based on the new NATA position statement “ Management of Acute Skin Trauma .” The handout details the proper way to clean and dress a wound and provides tips for after care and follow-up...
By Stacey Ritter, MS, ATC and Dale Grooms, ATC Transgender and gender identification have gained increased public awareness, however there is still a lack of education and understanding of the challenges those in the lesbian, bisexual, gay,...
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...
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...
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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The Health Care System’s Commitment to Patient-Centered Care By Kara Gainer Over the last several decades, the phrase “patient-centered care” has grown in popularity. Patient-centered care places the focus on the patient, as opposed to the physician...
Although shin splints and stress fractures both affect the lower legs, the two overuse injuries are different. To help you educate members of your community, the NATA has created a shin splint and stress fracture infographic handout featured in the...