This market-leading text emphasizes the prevention and management of athletic injuries and remains the only text to cover all aspects of the profession of athletic training. A valuable resource in seeking professional certification, it also provides practical, career-oriented content for students in athletic training, sports medicine, physical education, physical therapy, and coaching.This edition offers a completely revised and updated discussion and illustration of pool extraction of the injured athlete, according to American Red Cross instruction, in Chapter 12. Chapter 14 examines the signs, symptoms, prevention, and treatment of Hepatitis C, one of the most common bloodborne pathogens in the U.S. today. Updated coverage of musculoskeletal injuries to the body regions appears in Chapters 18-28. Chapter 11 expands upon the athletic trainerżs role in providing social support to the injured athlete, with helpful, practical suggestions. Addresses the latest NATA competencies, in the text and on the companion Online Learning Center Incorporates brief case studies in the "Critical Thinking Exercises" that appear throughout the text. Solutions are provided at the end of the chapters. Extensive Web resources that accompany the text include an online study guide, NATA competencies correlated to the text, eSims, online images, a PowerPoint presentation, downloadable management forms (from the text), and much more! Gives the student specific information on competencies that will be tested on the NATA certification exam. Helps students apply the content just learned to real-life situations. Provides online support materials geared for classroom instruction as well certification preparation.