Immediate Management of Joint Dislocations Webinar

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 11:00 to 12:15
Webinar Fee: 
$15.00 for NATA members / $25.00 for non-members
Target Audience: 
Athletic Trainers
Kenneth Cameron, PhD, MPH, ATC, FNATA
Kenneth L. Cameron, PhD, MPH, ATC, Dr. Cameron currently serves as the Director of Orthopaedic Research at Keller Army Hospital, West Point, New York, where he holds faculty appointments with the John A. Feagin Jr. Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship, the US Army-Baylor University Sports Physical Therapy Doctoral Program, and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise and Sport Science from Oregon State University in 1993, his Master of Arts Degree in Exercise Science from San Jose State University in 1996, and Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy Degrees from the University at Albany in 2001 and 2004, respectively. Dr. Cameron also completed a Master of Public Health Degree from The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2011. Dr. Cameron’s primary research interests are in the areas of injury prevention, musculoskeletal injury and disease epidemiology, and outcomes associated with the treatment of these injuries, specifically in physically active and military populations. He also has specific research interests in knee and ankle injuries, shoulder instability, and biomarkers associated with post-traumatic osteoarthritis.
Megan Houston, PhD, ATC

Joint dislocations are common in athletes and physically active populations.1,2 Early recognition, reduction, and management of these injuries, when appropriate, has several advantages for the patient; however, persistent controversy remains about the immediate management of acute and recurrent joint dislocations by Athletic Trainers.3 Additionally, there is substantial practice variability in how joint dislocations are managed.3 This is due to gaps in knowledge, competency, and performance. The purpose of this EBP course is to review recent evidence-based recommendations for the immediate management of joint dislocations and to apply these recommendations to examples for commonly injured joints.

Athletic Training Domains: 
Course Level: 
Clinical Objectives: 

At the conclusion of this presentation, the learner will be able to:

Participant will be able to summarize the NATA’s recommendations and guidelines for the immediate management of patients with joint dislocations.
Participant will be able to, under the direction of a physician and in compliance with state regulations, establish a policy for the immediate management of patients with joint dislocations.
Participants will be able to incorporate basic joint reduction techniques for the glenohumeral, patellofemoral, metacarpophalangeal, and interphalangeal joints into their clinical practice.
Participants will be able to describe the advantages and disadvantages to immediate joint reduction as well as the legal considerations.
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