Opioids and our Patients: What an Athletic Trainer Needs to Know Webinar

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 11:00 to 12:15
Webinar Fee: 
$15.00 for NATA members / $25.00 for non-members
Target Audience: 
Athletic Trainers
Dana Bates, PhD, ATC
Dana Bates, is the Coordinator of Clinical Education at Pacific University. Dana earned a Bachelor's degree in Athletic Training from Whitworth in 1999 and a Master's degree in Health and Human Performance from Oregon State University in 2001. She completed her Ph.D. in Educational Administration from the University of Nebraska- Lincoln in 2012. Before joining Pacific University in 2017 she served as the Program Director and Coordinator of Clinical Education at George Fox University. She has previously served as an assistant athletic trainer, clinical instructor and visiting assistant professor for the athletic training program at Whitworth University. Her research interest includes athletic training education pedagogy, simulation, opioids and athletes.

Athletic trainers work with patients who frequently are involved in activities that can result in injury and pain which may lead to being prescribed opioids. Assisting and helping our patients manage associated pain and management of opioids is critical to the healthcare provider when considering the well-being of our patients. Case studies and scenarios will be provided to illustrate the role athletic trainers play as a health care provider while looking at current and best practices of prescribing opioids and how to apply the lifesaving drug naloxone.

Athletic Training Domains: 
Domain 1 – Injury and Illness Prevention and Wellness Promotion
Domain 2 – Examination, Assessment and Diagnosis
Domain 3 – Immediate and Emergency Care
Domain 5 – Healthcare Administration and Professional Responsibility
Course Level: 
Clinical Objectives: 

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

Participants will be able to recognize signs and symptoms of opioid misuse and abuse in an active population.
Participants will be able to summarize physician current and best practices of prescribing opioids.
Participants will be able to identify the role of an athletic trainer in managing opioid use in an active population.
Participants will be able to organize and develop an assessment strategy for identifying potential opioid abuse.
Participants will be able to apply lifesaving drug Naloxone.
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