Sports Emergency Care: A Team Approach, Third Edition

Robb Rehberg, PhD, ATC, CSCS, NREMT, CF; Jeff G. Konin, PhD, ATC, PT, FACSM
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For more than a decade, Sports Emergency Care: A Team Approach has filled a void in athletic training education on the subject of emergency care. Now, this updated Third Edition continues to pave the way to prepare athletic training students beyond traditional first aid training as well as providing specific information on emergency situations in sports for emergency medical services (EMS) professionals.
In this updated Third Edition, Dr. Robb S. Rehberg and Dr. Jeff G. Konin, along with their 13 contributors, have created a resource that can be used in athletic training education programs as a core text in a sports emergency care course; a supplemental text in several courses that address immediate care within an athletic training education curriculum; and it can be used by EMS educators in developing continuing education programs for prehospital providers.
Some of the topics included in the Third Edition:
  • Assessment of Sports Emergencies
  • Cardiovascular Emergencies
  • Management of Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Fractures and Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Managing Mental Health Emergencies
  • Care of Athletes with Disabilities
  • Emergencies in Sports for the Aging Athlete
Regardless of discipline, it is important for all health care providers caring for ill or injured athletes to be knowledgeable and proficient in managing sports emergencies. This ability can only be achieved through preparation and practice, and Sports Emergency Care: A Team Approach, Third Edition continues to be a groundbreaking text that gives access to the essential resources health care providers need to address sports emergencies. This includes but is not limited to athletic trainers, emergency medical technicians and paramedics, and physicians.
From the Foreword:
“Emergencies can occur anytime and anywhere in sports, including at a practice or on the bus traveling to an event. After nearly 40 years as a professional sports athletic trainer, these emergency moments give me pause. Preparation is the key to successful outcomes in all emergencies.”
Ronnie P. Barnes, MS, ATC
Senior Vice President, Medical Services
Head Athletic Trainer
New York Football Giants

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About the Authors

Contributing Authors


Foreword by Ronnie P. Barnes, MS, ATC

Chapter 1 Introduction to Sports Emergency Care

Robb S. Rehberg, PhD, ATC, NREMT

Chapter 2 Preparing for Sports Emergencies

Robb S. Rehberg, PhD, ATC, NREMT and Jim Kyle, MD, FACSM

Chapter 3 Assessment of Sports Emergencies

Robb S. Rehberg, PhD, ATC, NREMT

Chapter 4 Airway Management and Breathing

Robb S. Rehberg, PhD, ATC, NREMT

Chapter 5 Cardiovascular Emergencies

Robb S. Rehberg, PhD, ATC, NREMT

Chapter 6 Care Concepts in Management of the Spine-Injured Athlete

Ron Courson, ATC, PT, NRAEMT, CSCS;

Robb S. Rehberg, PhD, ATC, NREMT; and Michele J. Monaco, DSc, ATC

Chapter 7 Unconsciousness and Seizures

David A. Middlemas, EdD, ATC, CCISM

Chapter 8 Management of Traumatic Brain Injury

Casey Christy, MA, ATC, CSCS

Chapter 9 Injuries to the Thoracic Region

Michael A. Prybicien, MA, ATC, PES, CES

Chapter 10 Abdominal and Pelvic Injuries

David A. Middlemas, EdD, ATC, CCISM

Chapter 11 Fractures and Soft Tissue Injuries

Michael A. Prybicien, MA, ATC, PES, CES and

Louis Rizio III, MD

Chapter 12 General Medical Emergencies

John L. Davis, MS, ATC

Chapter 13 Environmental Emergencies

Rebecca M. Lopez, PhD, ATC, CSCS

Chapter 14 Managing Mental Health Emergencies

Eileen Lubeck, PsyD

Chapter 15 Emergency Care Considerations for the Pediatric and Youth Athlete

Rebecca M. Lopez, PhD, ATC, CSCS and

Jeff G. Konin, PhD, ATC, PT, FACSM, FNATA

Chapter 16 Care of Athletes With Disabilities

Aaron Rubin, MD, FAAFP, FACSM and

Lauren M. Simon, MD, MPH, FACSM, FAAFP

Chapter 17 Emergencies in Sports for the Aging Athlete

David Pezzullo, MS, PT, SCS, ATC

Appendix Equipment Removal Techniques

Financial Disclosures


About the Editors

Robb S. Rehberg, PhD, ATC, NREMT, is a Professor and Coordinator of Athletic Training
Clinical Education at William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey. He is also a founding
partner of The Rehberg Konin Group, and serves as cofounder, President, and CEO of Sport
Safety International. He currently serves as an ATC Medical Spotter for the National Football
League during New York Jets home games. He also serves as the subject matter expert for first
aid programs for the National Safety Council. Dr. Rehberg previously served as the Director and
Chief of Emergency Services at Montclair State University in Montclair, New Jersey, and spent 13
years as the head athletic trainer at Westwood Regional High School in Westwood, New Jersey.
A graduate of West Chester University (BS), the US Sports Academy (MSS), and Touro
University International (PhD), Dr. Rehberg has authored several refereed papers, 2 textbooks,
and more than a dozen peer-reviewed online courses that have trained over 750,000 coaches,
parents, and athletes in 52 countries. An award-winning lecturer, Dr. Rehberg frequently speaks
at state and national meetings on sports emergency care, spinal injuries in sports, sudden cardiac
arrest in athletes, and concussion management. He is also the executive producer of the National
Safety Council First Aid, CPR, and Emergency Medical Response training videos.
Dr. Rehberg served as a member of the medical staff for athletics (track and field) at the
1996 Olympic Games. He has been active on both state and national levels, having served on the
First and Second National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) Inter-Association Task Forces
for the Appropriate Care of the Spine-Injured Athlete, the Task Force on Appropriate Medical
Coverage for the Secondary School-Aged Athlete, and several other committees at the state level.
Dr. Rehberg has also served as a technical adviser to the National Safety Council since 1992 and
as a member of the American Heart Association Task Force that developed the first-ever international
guidelines for first aid in 2000. He was a charter member of the New Jersey Disaster
Medical Assistance Team.
Dr. Rehberg is a former member of the NATA Foundation Board of Directors, is the District
2 Treasurer of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, is a Trustee of the Brain Injury
Alliance of New Jersey, and served as president of the Athletic Trainers’ Society of New Jersey
from 2007 to 2009.
Dr. Rehberg has received numerous awards in recognition of his professional accomplishments.
Most notably, he is an inductee in both the New Jersey Scholastic Coaches Association
Hall of Fame and the Athletic Trainers’ Society of New Jersey (ATSNJ) Hall of Fame. He is also
the recipient of both the NATA and ATSNJ Service Award, and in 2014 received distinction as a
Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer.
Jeff G. Konin, PhD, ATC, PT, FACSM, FNATA, earned a BS in Physical Education from
Eastern Connecticut State University, an MEd in Sports Medicine from the University of
Virginia, an MPT in Physical Therapy from the University of Delaware, and a PhD in Physical
Therapy from Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Konin is recognized as a Fellow by both the
American College of Sports Medicine and the National Athletic Trainers’ Association for his
career contributions.
Dr. Konin has held the positions of Professor and the Chair of the Physical Therapy
Department at the University of Rhode Island in Kingston, Rhode Island, Director of Athletics at
Eastern Connecticut State University, Faculty & Vice Chair of Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
at the University of South Florida (USF), Executive Director of the Sports Medicine and Athletic
Related Trauma (SMART) Institute at USF, Director of the Graduate Athletic Training Program
at USF, and Health Sciences faculty and Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine at James
Madison University. Dr. Konin is also founding partner in The Rehberg Konin Group, a firm
providing consulting in the areas of sport safety and education, and founding member of Sport
Safety International, specializing in the delivery of sport safety educational resources.
Dr. Konin’s published work and invited presentations have focused in the area of sports medicine
with a particular interest in injury prevention and sport safety. He has shared his expertise at
professional conferences throughout the United States as well as in Australia, New Zealand, Italy,
Norway, Romania, England, and Austria. His experiences have included serving on the medical
staff for the 1996 Olympic Games and as a medical coordinator for the USA Wheelchair Rugby
Paralympic Team. Dr. Konin has been awarded by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association
with the following recognitions: Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer, Athletic Training Service
Award, and Continuing Education Excellence Award.
Dr. Konin is also the author of the following textbooks: Documentation for Athletic Training;
Special Tests for Orthopedic Examination; Management Strategies in Athletic Training; Sports Medicine
Conditions: Return to Play: Recognition, Treatment, Planning; Rehabilitation from the Perspective
of the Athletic Trainer/Physical Therapist; Working as a Team Physician; Practical Kinesiology;
Reimbursement for Athletic Training; and Clinical Athletic Training.