Identify appropriate referral sources based on scope of practice of healthcare professionals.
Identification of referral sources includes recognizing the scope of practice of healthcare professionals, determining who is the appropriate health care professional to treat and manage a variety of injuries and conditions, and explaining the consequences of acting outside the scope of practice.
- Why must allied healthcare professionals treat and manage injuries and conditions within their scope of practice?
- What individuals make up a sports medicine team? What is the hierarchy of responsibility/supervision?
- What are the consequences related to noncompliance with these parameters both to the sports medicine aide and to the allied healthcare professional?