TitleLifesaving Medications Use By Athletic Trainers.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2021
AuthorsHoffman, M, Murphy, MJ, Koester, MC, Norcross, EC, Johnson, S
JournalJ Athl Train
Date Published12/2021

The athletic trainer's (AT) emergency management skill set requires competency in the delivery of basic lifesaving medications. Some lifesaving medications have been a part of athletic training practice for decades, but that list has grown as ATs' practice setting has expanded - increasing the types of em ergent conditions that the AT may have to treat. The 2020 CAATE curricular standards require athletic training students be trained to administer the following: supplemental oxygen, nitroglycerine, low dose aspirin, bronchodilators, epinephrine using automated injection device, glucagon, and naloxone. Clinically, the conditions treated by these medications can be categorized as follows: cardiac, respiratory, hypoglycemia, or anaphylaxis. All ATs should know the indications, contraindications, administration methods, and the details of patient monitoring for each medication. Generally, these medications are safe, have clear indications for use, and few contraindications. While ATs are trained to administer these medications, they must consider state laws and local policies.

Alternate JournalJ Athl Train
PubMed ID34964879