PE 140


Document Type

Course Change

Alternate Date

2007 - 2008


KEENE STATE COLLEGE 2007-2008 COURSE PROPOSAL FORM DATE: October 12, 2007 SPONSORING PROGRAM AND CHAIR: Identify the department and chair. Include phone number and email address. Physical Education Donna Smyth, Dept. Chair 358-2808 dsmyth@keene.edu PROPOSAL SPONSOR: Identify the person(s) who should be contacted regarding the proposal. Include phone number and email address. This person is expected to attend Divisional and/or Senate Curriculum meetings to discuss the proposal. Dr. Wanda Swiger 358-2783 wswiger@keene.edu TITLE SUMMARY: PE 140 Introduction to Athletic Training PROPOSED ACTION: Underline proposed changes . Course Addition Number Change Title Change Credit Change Description Change Prerequisite Change Course Deletion Course Replacement Other: EXISTING (OLD) DATA: An orientation for students applying to the Athletic Training Option. Includes the historical perspective of athletic training as a career, introduction of legal concerns and basic terminology related to athletic training. Provides opportunities to develop basic clinical skills and knowledge through observation hours and skills proficiencies. Lecture and labs. Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. Fall, Spring PROPOSED (NEW) COURSE TITLE: NA PROPOSED (NEW) COURSE DESCRIPTION: An orientation for students applying to the Athletic Training major. Includes the historical perspective of athletic training as a career, introduction of legal concerns and basic terminology related to athletic training. Provides opportunities to develop basic clinical skills and knowledge through observation hours and skills proficiencies. Lecture and labs. Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. Fall, Spring LEARNING OUTCOMES: A. To develop an understanding of athletic training as a profession. B. To develop basic athletic training skills needed to work in an athletic training environment. C. To develop a knowledge of duties in the Athletic Training Room. D. To develop ability to utilize injury management database and is able to list methods of recording patient information. E. To develop appreciation for aseptic procedures and demonstrate knowledge of wound care including disposal of biohazardous materials, and knowledge of universal precautions, and management of external hemorrhage. F. To demonstrate ability to apply, elevate, apply compression to, and monitor cryotherapy modalities. G. To develop basic knowledge of contents of the athletic training kit and locate its refills. H. Describes the universal precautions mandated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and discusses how they apply to the athletic trainer. I. Explain the role and function of state athletic training practice acts and registration, licensure, and certification agencies including 1.) basic legislative processes for the implementation of practice acts, 2.) rationale for state regulations that govern the practice of athletic training, and 3.) consequences of violating federal and state regulatory acts J. Describe the process of attaining and maintaining national and state athletic training professional credentials K. Describe the current professional development requirements for the continuing education of athletic trainers and how to locate available, approved continuing education opportunities L. Describe the role and function of the governing structures of the National Athletic Trainer’s Association M. Differentiate the essential documents of the national governing, certifying, and accrediting bodies, including, but not limited to, the Athletic Training Educational Competencies, Standards of Practice, Code of Ethics, Role Delineation Study, and the Standards for the Accreditation of Entry-Level Athletic Training Programs. N. Describe the role and function of the professional organizations and credentialing agencies that impact the athletic training profession O. Summarize the current requirements for the professional preparation of the athletic trainer P. Identify the objectives, scope of practice and professional activities of other health and medical organizations and professions and the roles and responsibilities of these professionals in providing services to patients Q. Summarize the history and development of the athletic training profession R. Access by various methods the public information policy-making and governing bodies used in the guidance and regulation of the profession of athletic training (including but not limited to state regulatory boards, NATA BOC) S. Demonstrate the ability to access medical and health care information through electronic media T. Describe federal and state infection control regulations and guidelines, including universal precautions as mandated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), for the prevention, exposure, and control of infectious diseases and discuss how they apply to the athletic trainer U. Identify key accrediting agencies for health care facilities (e.g., Joint Commission on Accreditation of healthcare Organizations [JCAHO], Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities [CARF] and allied health education programs (e.g., Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training education [CAATE] and describe their function in the preparation of health care professionals and the overall delivery of health care V. Identify and describe technological needs of an effective athletic training service and the commercial software and hardware that are available to meet these needs W. Explain typical administrative policies and procedures that govern first aid and emergency care ( e.g., informed consent and incident reports) X. Identify and describe basic components of a comprehensive emergency plan for the care of acutely injured or ill patients, which include 1.) emergency action plans for each setting or venue; 2.) personnel education and rehearsal; 3.) emergency care supplies and equipment appropriate for each venue; 4.) availability of emergency care facilities; 5.) communication with onsite personnel and notification of EMS; 6.) the availability, capabilities, and the policies of community-based emergency-care facilities and community-based managed care systems; 7.) transportation; 8.) location of exit and evacuation routes; 9.) activity or event coverage; and 10.) record keeping Y. Explain basic legal concepts as they apply to a medical or allied health care practitioner’s responsibilities (e.g., standard of care, scope of practice, liability, negligence, informed consent and confidentiality, and others) Z. Differentiate the roles and responsibilities of the athletic trainer from those of other medical and allied health personnel who provide care to patients involved in physical activity and describe the necessary communication skills for effectively interacting with these professionals AA. Describe role and functions of various community-based medical, paramedical, and other health care providers and protocols that govern the referral of patients to these professionals BB. Describe the proper management of external hemorrhage, including the location of pressure points, use of universal precautions, and proper disposal of biohazardous materials CC. Describe the appropriate use of aseptic or sterile techniques, approved sanitation methods, and universal precautions for the cleansing and dressing of wounds DD. Identify the signs and symptoms of serious communicable diseases and describe the appropriate steps to prevent disease transmission EE. Perform a secondary assessment and employ the appropriate management techniques for non-life-threatening situations, including but not limited to: open and closed wounds (using universal precautions) RATIONALE: The prerequisite changes are needed to be consistent with the change from a B.S. Physical Education, Athletic Training option to B.S. Athletic Training. RESOURCES: For course proposals, include the name of the faculty member(s) who will be teaching this course, whether tenure-track, full-time, or adjunct. Indicate whether additional staffing, facilities, and/or equipment will be required. Also, consider the long-term impact of adding a course or altering a program. When a proposal has staffing, space or monetary implications, the VPAA must be consulted and his or her comments should be included in this section. Nancy Bleam, Teaching PAT What additional library resources will be required? Has the library been consulted to determine the adequacy of library holdings or to estimate the cost to improve these sufficiently? None at this time. ADVISORY OPINIONS: Not necessary. No other departments will be affected.


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PE 140