Pharmacology Application in Athletic Training

Title

Pharmacology Application in Athletic Training

Department

Human Performance and Health Education

Document Type

Book

Files

Description

Here's the information students need to know about how drugs work and how theycan affect athletic performance. Through "real life" scenarios, studentsgain insights into the application of pharmacology in their clinicalpractice--from assisting an athlete who is taking a new medication torecognizing drug-related side effects when a negative reaction isoccurring to handling instances of drug abuse.

Beginning with an overview of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, the text presents prescriptionand over-the-counter medications in relation to the injuries or healthconditions athletic trainers commonly encounter. Frequently abusedsubstances such as amphetamines, herbals, and anabolicsteroids are also addressed. Legal and ethical issues of drug use arepresented, such as HIPAA-mandated privacy issues, drug testing, andwhich drugs are deemed as acceptable or banned according to NCAAand US Olympic standards.

ISBN

0803611277

Publication Date

1-11-2005

City

F.A. Davis Company

Keywords

Pharmacology, Athletic Training, Doping in Sports

Disciplines

Rehabilitation and Therapy | Sports Medicine

Citation for published book

Mangus, Brent C, and Michael G. Miller. Pharmacology Application in Athletic Training. Philadelphia, PA: F.A. Davis, 2005. Print.