Free for NATA members / $25.00 for non-members
Athletic trainers are well prepared to handle the physical realm of injury. New and encouraging education is now being brought to the forefront regarding holistic care of the patient as well. This is essential in treating the whole patient: physical, social, and emotional. However, many athletic trainers are not informed as to how to handle a scenario when a patient is sidelined for what could be many reasons. Typically our patients are sidelined for medical reasons. However, the global pandemic of COVID-19 has forced millions of our patients to become sidelined from their passions. This program will give athletic trainers background into the social, emotional, and physical aspect of being sidelined from sport and provide them with resources to support their patients. Specifically, this program will focus on ways to approach the current landscape of a pandemic and how athletic trainers can care for their patients. Patient’s may not have any outlets or resources to support them during this new reality. We will, in this presentation, give athletic trainers the tools to provide those outlets for their patients.
Athletic Training Domains:
Domain 1 – Injury and Illness Prevention and Wellness Promotion
Domain 2 – Examination, Assessment and Diagnosis
At the conclusion of this presentation, the learner will be able to:
Participants will be able to explain the blending of the kubler-ross model of grief and lewis and parkers seven stages of transitional grief, as it applies to sidelined patients.
Participants wil be able to implement strategies to keep patients engaged in behaviors that will be beneficial for their overall health.
Participants will be able to construct a plan to best care for the patients experiencing grief from being sidelined due to COVID-19.
Participants will be able to contrast the differences between the feeling of sidelined patients to the general public.