Prepare athletic trainers to provide emergency treatment for acute sports-related injuries and illnesses in children, adolescents, and adults - on and off the field. Noted practitioners and educators address all aspects of the evaluation and management of the full-range of medical problems that may be encountered. From emergency evaluation and airway management through the major categories of injury, this timely text meets a critical need in the classroom and in practice. This title presents real-life scenarios at the beginning of each chapter, opportunities for students to assess actual problems and consider appropriate intervention (Scenario resolutions are offered at the end of the chapter). It uses photographs, illustrations, diagrams, and tables to make concepts and procedures easy to understand. It offers full chapter coverage of how to recognize and treat the signs and symptoms of injuries to the head and cervical spine, and the musculoskeletal, abdominal, and thoracic systems. It discusses how environmental factors such as adverse weather conditions and altitude can affect athletes. It addresses the implications and potential complications associated with existing medical conditions, including asthma, diabetes, cardiac disease, sickle cell anemia, seizure disorders, migraines, mononucleosis, and anaphylaxis. It identifies and describes the methods necessary to immobilize and transport patients from specific locations as well as areas of limited access. It reviews return-to-play criteria.