Course Description: With the CAATE coming out with the “New” standards in athletic training education, 5 of the standards are based around patient centered care. Understanding of these new standards need to be addressed with all athletic trainers, not only the new grad population. The understanding of patient-centered care relates to the athletic trainer’s ability to serve as an advocate for a patient’s best interests, to educate the patient about health-related concerns and intervention options, and to recognize any conflict of interest that could adversely affect the patient’s health. It also facilitates collaboration among the patient, physician, family, and other members of the patient’s social network or healthcare system to develop an effective treatment plan that includes agreed-upon implementation steps, short-term and long-term goals.
Patient Centered Care