Okay, so you're saying you have pain in your knee. Can you show me where?
I'm having pain in my knee.
How's Billy Bob?
Athletic Training Room: Team Physician Office
Oh, that's interesting!
Scene: In an examination room in the Athletic Training Room. Shelby is performing an evaluation on an athlete. She is making sure to schedule her examinations so she can spend quality time with her athletes and not be distracted during evaluations. This is an example of Patient-Centered Care.
Back straight. You're doing great!
Scene: Team Physician Office for the weekly collaboration meeting. Shelby, the coach, and the team physician have weekly meetings where they talk about the athlete's progress aside from their usual daily updates. This is an example of an athletic trainer working in interdisciplinary teams.
Scene: Kara's office in the ATR Kara is researching different peer reviewed studies on treatment for IT band friction syndrome. She is doing this because she wants to know what the literature says about certain treatments like ultrasound. This is an example of providing evidence based practice.
Scene: Athletic training room Hannah is working with a patient for a while working on getting him back to play. She has documented evidence (clipboard) on his progress. This is an example of applying quality improvement.
Scene: Athletic training room Kara is showing one of her athlete's an example of her surgery that she has coming up. The athlete was worried but after Kara showed her was was going to happen, the athlete felt much better! This is an example of athletic trainers utilizing informatics.