Course components are delivered online:
- Part I: five evidence-based practice articles from the International Journal of Athletic Therapy & Training
- Part I continuing education exam
- Part II: six evidence-based practice articles from the International Journal of Athletic Therapy & Training
- Part II continuing education exam
After completing this course, you will be able to do the following:
IJATT Parts I and II: Evidence-Based Practice Online CE Course
- Identify the best-available evidence in regards to treatment or physical agent parameters for optimal recovery.
- Summarize certain foundational concepts that are related to evidence-based practice.
- Incorporate the best-available evidence with clinical decision-making.
- Interpret the best-available evidence in relation to prevention, recognition, evaluation, and/or treatment of certain athletic injuries/illnesses.
supports the initiative in the athletic training profession to integrate the best new research and evidence into clinical decision making with the goal of improving patient outcomes. Certified athletic trainers completing this course may earn continuing education units to apply toward the newly required evidence-based practice category to maintain their certification.
This continuing education course package consists of both part I and part II of the Evidence-Based Practice CE Course.
Each part contains a collection of unique, evidence-based articles originally published in the International Journal of Athletic Therapy & Training (IJATT).
The first part features five articles, written by notable athletic trainers such as David O. Draper and Kenneth L. Knight, and covers various topics includingacute wound management, ACL-reconstruction autografts, and diagnosis of infectious meningitis. The articles are followed by an exam containing 55 questions.
The second part includes six more articles that address various treatment modalities and cover a range of topics including low-level laser therapy, therapeutic ultrasound, and cryotherapy for treatment of delayed-onset muscle soreness. These articles are followed by a second exam containing 54 questions.
Evidence-based practice is becoming the standard for all allied health professionals. The articles in this course introduce athletic trainers to the concept of seeking out and evaluating relevant research so they may apply it to their daily practice to aid their athletes.
When purchasing this course package, you will gain access to both parts of the course. Upon passing each exam, you may print out and submit certificates for continuing education credits.
Table of Contents
Acute Wound Management: Cleansing, Debridement, and Dressing
Joel W. Beam
- ©2008 Human Kinetics • ATT 13(1), pp. 2-6
Interferential Current Therapy: Often Used but Misunderstood
David O. Draper and Kenneth L. Knight
- ©2006 Human Kinetics • ATT 11(4), pp. 29-31
Clinical Prediction Rules for Diagnostic Imaging After Lower Extremity Trauma
Ashley S. Long and James R. Scifers
- ©2011 Human Kinetics • IJATT 16(6), pp. 38-41
Infectious Meningitis: An Evidence-Based Approach to Diagnosis
Tim Piper, Mark Cole, Dustin Menk, and Jefree Schulte
- ©2014 Human Kinetics • IJATT 19(2), pp. 8-13
ACL-Reconstruction Autografts, Musculotendinous Stiffness, and Knee Osteoarthritis
Giampietro L. Vairo, Sayers John Miller, and Nicole M. McBrier
- ©2010 Human Kinetics • ATT 15(2), pp. 32-38
Continuing Education Exam (55 questions)
Evidence-Based Guidelines for Utilization of Dexamethasone Iontophoresis
Christopher D. Brown and Christine A. Lauber
- ©2011 Human Kinetics • IJATT 16(4), pp. 33-36
Comparison of Shortwave Diathermy and Microwave Diathermy
David O. Draper
- ©2013 Human Kinetics • IJATT 18(6), pp. 13-17
Research Evidence for Therapeutic Ultrasound Effectiveness
Lindsey Eberman, Holly Schumacher, Andrew J. Niemann, Heather M. Adams, and Leamor Kahanov
- ©2013 Human Kinetics • IJATT 18(4), pp. 20-22
Ankle Laxity and Self-Reported Function in Individuals With Chronic Ankle Instability
Megan N. Houston and Matthew C. Hoch
- ©2014 Human Kinetics • IJATT 19(2), pp. 20-22
Low Level Laser Therapy: A Review of Research Evidence
Nathan D. Newman and Katie J. Homan
- ©2014 Human Kinetics • IJATT 19(1), pp. 11-14
Cryotherapy for Treatment of Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness
James G. Snyder, Jatin P. Ambegaonkar, and Jason B. Winchester
- ©2011 Human Kinetics • IJATT 16(4), pp. 28-32
Continuing Education Exam (54 questions)
A continuing education course for certified athletic trainers seeking
further education in evidence-based practice.