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PESS 406. Organization and Administration of Athletic Training

Credits: 3
Department: Kinesiology
Description: Examination of management and organizational principles for the operation of an Athletic Training Department in various settings.
Prerequisites: Admitted to the ATP, PESS 315
Semester Offered: Fall
Grading Method: ABCDF
Lab: Lab

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Explain personnel management including the following: federal laws governing the recruitment and selection of employees, retention of employees (physicians and allied health personnel), development of policies and procedures manual, employment performance evaluation, and compliance with nondiscriminatory employment practices. This includes the development of a resume and cover letter and interview techniques.
2. Explain the basic legal concepts that apply to a medical or allied health care practitioner's responsibilities regarding standard of care, scope of practice, liability, negligence, informed consent, OSHA standards, and federal privacy statutes governing medical records. The student will explain the ability to access and manage patient medical records via the use of written and computer information management systems, and/or injury/illness surveillance and reporting systems.
3. Analyze written plans for the delivery of health care services within the athletic training clinical setting. This will include explanations involving pre-participation physicals/wellness screening, drug testing/screening procedures, emergency care plans, location of emergency care supplies and equipment, procedures for accessing first aid/emergency care via community-based emergency care facilities and managed care systems, and event coverage.
4. Explain insurance issues including the use of diagnostic and procedural coding, third party reimbursement, and federal laws governing confidentiality in the maintenance of medical health records.
5. Develop operational and capital budgeting regarding the ordering of durable and non-durable medical supplies following the completion of a supply inventory and/or needs assessment.
6. Explain the legal implications for the maintenance of health care facilities, modality and exercise equipment upkeep, and develop a written risk management plan to address these issues.
7. Explain federal, state, and local regulations regarding the proper storage, transportation, dispensing (administration where possible), and documentation of commonly used medications within the clinical setting.
8. Create an architectural design that relate to the planning of efficient clinical practice settings and environments.
9. Explain management styles and strategies used in a variety of clinical practice settings. This includes understanding the concepts of vision and mission statements and the use of Strengths Weaknesses Opportunities and Threats (SWOT's) in the development of strategic planning.

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