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Rebecca M. Hirschhorn, Cassidy Holland, Amy F. Hand and James M. Mensch

Key Points ▸ Physicians have more positive perceptions of athletic trainers’ skills than previous research has indicated. ▸ Organization and administration continues to be a perceived weakness among the athletic training domains. ▸ Experience working with an athletic trainer did not significantly

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Riana R. Pryor, Summer Runestad, Bethany A. Chong Gum, Nathan J. Fuller, Moon Kang and Jennifer J. Beck

Key Points ▸ Nearly two-thirds of California secondary schools do not hire a certified athletic trainer. ▸ Fewer California secondary schools hire an athletic trainer compared to the nationwide average. ▸ Many schools hired nonmedical personnel to provide sports medicine services to student

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Christianne M. Eason, Stephanie M. Singe and Kelsey Rynkiewicz

Work–family conflict (WFC) is an area of interest that has been studied extensively in the athletic trainer population, with a focus on causes and consequences. 1 – 5 Conflict can be described as an incompatibility between two or more opinions, interests, or roles. The demands associated with the

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Stephanie M. Mazerolle, Christianne M. Eason and Ashley Goodman

long work hours that often surpass 50 hr per week. 4 , 5 Despite the growth of the profession, concerns related to retention have continued to emerge as a primary focus for scholars. 1 , 2 Although retention issues are profession-wide, many athletic trainers consider leaving the collegiate setting

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Shannon David and Mary Larson

, there is agreement among mental and physical health care that it is the clinicians’ responsibility to provide an environment of healing, which must include the quality of interactions with patients. 6 , 19 , 20 Athletic trainers (ATs) are the primary, front-line health professionals who guide injury

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Cailee E. Welch Bacon, Gary W. Cohen, Melissa C. Kay, Dayna K. Tierney and Tamara C. Valovich McLeod

care physician, concussion specialist) and school-affiliated health care personnel (e.g., athletic trainer, school nurse) should evaluate, monitor, and track symptoms, while school personnel should monitor and track academic and emotional changes of the concussed student-athlete. In the home

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Stephanie M. Mazerolle and Chantel Hunter

Key Points ▸ Athletic trainers working in the professional sport setting do experience conflicts in finding work-life balance. ▸ The complexity of the role that the athletic trainer plays in the professional sport setting creates the foundation for conflict and barriers to work-life balance. ▸ Time

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Richard J. Boergers, Thomas G. Bowman, Nicole Sgherza, Marguerite Montjoy, Melanie Lu and Christopher W. O’Brien

Key Points ▸ Lack of personnel and training are barriers for prehospital equipment removal. ▸ Athletic trainers do not frequently practice equipment removal with emergency medical services (EMS). ▸ Athletic trainers do not have confidence in EMS equipment removal skills. One of the primary roles of

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Dawn M. Emerson, Toni M. Torres-McGehee, Susan W. Yeargin, Kyle Dolan and Kelcey K. deWeber

prevalence of hypohydration and associated risk factors among ice hockey athletes should be addressed by clinicians to prevent hydration-related health and performance detriments during activity. To assist athletic trainers (ATs) in preventing, recognizing, and treating hypohydration, the National Athletic

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Carrie S. Baker and Gary B. Wilkerson

Key Points ▸ The results of this study strongly support a transition from a traditional model to patient-centered care model for improved job satisfaction, decreased working hours, and improved patient care. ▸ Among athletic trainers (ATs) working in NCAA Division I athletics, a greater proportion