that require the attention of the athletic training staff must be properly
recorded on the team injury log sheet. Also, MD referrals (appointments),
diagnostic test appointments, diagnostic test results, MD diagnosis,
including referrals to health service must be logged promptly. Athletic
training students must have the documentation signed off by an ATC
immediately after recording the injury. An” initial injury” form must also
be completed giving detailed information regarding the history, evaluation
and treatment plan. The athletic training student who conducts the
evaluation should complete the initial injury form immediately, with
consultation with an ATC regarding the evaluation findings and complete
the necessary documentation for ATC signature.
injuries/illnesses must be recorded on proper team injury log
(immediately post practice or game).
All injuries must
have an “initial injury” evaluation form completed.
Physical Education and Recreational injuries are recorded on a specific
sheet - sheet labeled “Miscellaneous”. No initial injury form is
required for non-athletes
Be sure ATC
has been consulted with for all injuries recorded.
to report to Athletic Training Facility the next morning for
re-evaluation, treatments or referral.
should be advised to make an appointment with Health Services x 21925.
students who believe that an athlete should be medically referred
must consult with ATC prior to suggesting medical referral to the
x-rays may be made only by the ATC. In instances where ATC is not
present, such as an away game, the athletic training student who is
functioning as a first responder may make appropriate referral, but
should notify the ATC as soon as possible.
Athletic training students must consult with the ATC before giving a “clinical
impression” of the injury to the athlete. At no time should an
athletic training student give the athlete a “diagnosis” of an
Athletic Training Education
Student's Guide Home