Identify catastrophic injuries.
DefinitionIdentification should include injuries and conditions resulting in permanent disability or death:
- Acute (e.g., spinal injury, traumatic brain injury, profuse bleeding, shock)
- Environmental (e.g., lightning strike, exertional heat illness)
- Cardiac conditions, congenital or acquired (e.g., heart attack, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, arrhythmias)
See lightning safety on National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) website.
See best practice recommendations on sudden cardiac deaths from the Journal of Athletic Training.
- What are some symptoms of catastrophic injuries?
- How can catastrophic injuries be prevented?
Other Related Standards
HOSA Competitive Events
Health Science Events
Health Professions Events
NASM-Certified Personal Trainer
Chapter 16 Chronic Health Conditions and Physical or Functional Limitations
- Define and describe the cause and symptoms of selected chronic health conditions.
- Describe the characteristics of selected health and age-related physical and functional limitations to exercise.
- Recognize how the conditions discussed in this chapter affect exercise training variables within the OPT™ model.
- Recognize how acute and chronic responses to exercise vary in clients with chronic health conditions or physical or functional limitations compared with apparently healthy clients.
- Describe how to modify program design for clients with chronic health and physical or functional limitations.