!�\�!Y\ Q�4����p J0 endobj !�\�!Y\ Q�4����p J0 Readers should look for both LOEs and SORs in position statements to fully comprehend each recommendation and its application to clinical practice. x�s Ɩ�z&� x�S�*�*T0T0 B�����id�����]���D.� qdj The clinician should be able to recognize the advantages (eg, the intervention is good for increasing ROM) and limitations (eg, increasing ROM may not affect patient-oriented outcomes, such as morbidity, pain, or the return-to-play time frame) of the recommendation. <>stream We understand that clinicians may not have the time to read all the literature on a topic and, therefore, may depend on position statements to help summarize key concepts in the area. <>>>/BBox[0 0 602.99 782.99]/Length 56>>stream endobj ��w3T04PI�2P0T�5T0P02S0�4�3�T���������A$P�5� I�/ x�s Ɩ�z&� For example, range of motion (ROM) is generally considered a disease-oriented outcome that can be very meaningful in clinical practice. As of 2016, readers could find LOEs for all references cited in NATA position statements. 16 0 obj <>>>/BBox[0 0 602.99 782.99]/Length 57>>stream 48 0 obj 76 0 obj untitled endobj 18–21. endobj endstream ��w3T04PI�2P0T�5T0 q�- �L,Br�44C��@� i s � H�( Ɩ�z&� ��ъ��!&��"�t ��o4U��IV��`�D��c}�W>d?>�g����;���RUXx[�Z �Vʿ1�e��i�=8+�� ��?A,Nv���(���:\����#&>�&d�#�8��]ϙ��*�g��P4A ��lX*ڌK���7�H endobj Ɩ�z&� One of the major hallmarks of science is that results are independently and consistently reproducible. 47 0 obj ��w3T04PI�2P0T�5T R It is the position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Dietitians of Canada, and the American College of Sports Medicine that the performance of, and recovery from, sporting activities are enhanced by well-chosen nutrition strategies. <>>>/BBox[0 0 602.99 782.99]/Length 56>>stream <>stream The SORT was specifically designed to help practicing clinicians gauge the external evidence derived from clinical research when various sources of information are considered together in the literature (eg, systematic review, clinically appraised topics). endstream x�s Individual articles are evaluated using the 3 levels of evidence (LOE 1–3), whereas the body of literature is graded using the SORs (A–C). 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Home. endstream <>>>/BBox[0 0 602.99 782.99]/Length 58>>stream Further, position statements are only one aspect related to the standard of care, which encompasses many other aspects: state practice acts, standing orders (if applicable), situational factors, educational competencies, and institutional policies. endstream 57 0 obj endobj <>>>/BBox[0 0 602.99 782.99]/Length 56>>stream <>stream <>>>/BBox[0 0 602.99 782.99]/Length 56>>stream Not all evidence is created equally,7  and the SORT provides a universal system for ranking the evidence used to support clinical recommendations.4  The SORT has been adopted by several health care professional organizations along with the NATA, including the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Academy of Family Physicians. endstream Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. endstream x�s x�S�*�*T0T0 B�����i�����U�� ��!D.� _e1 endstream x�s endobj <>>>/BBox[0 0 602.99 782.99]/Length 58>>stream <>stream 31 0 obj <>>>/BBox[0 0 602.99 782.99]/Length 58>>stream The ranks (LOEs) of individual studies and grades of recommendations (SORs), both separately and in combination, provide the foundation for position statements supporting an athletic trainer's standard of care. <>>>/BBox[0 0 602.99 782.99]/Length 58>>stream One additional note: even with a grade A recommendation, clinicians should recognize that similar results should be expected when they follow the recommendation but only if the circumstances are also similar. 85 0 obj Clinicians should understand how a grading taxonomy is applied and what the level of evidence and strength of recommendation mean before using the recommendations to inform clinical practice. National Athletic Trainers' Association Position Statement: Prevention of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury J Athl Train . ��w3T04PI�2P0T�5T0P02S0�4�3�T���������A$P�5� I�/ The NATA Pronouncements Committee strives to guide author groups in developing thorough and clinically applicable position statements. These organizations provide guidelines for the appropriate … 27 0 obj endobj endstream endobj However, to understand how the NATA establishes an SOR grade, it is crucial to understand how the quality of evidence is evaluated. J Athl Train. 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Outcomes that display consistent results across studies are graded higher on the SORT; inconsistent results across studies are graded lower.4. Get new journal Tables of Contents sent right to your email inbox Get New Issue Alerts. <>>>/BBox[0 0 602.99 782.99]/Length 57>>stream endstream endobj Ɩ�z&� J Athl Train. !�\�!Y\ Q�4����p J0 The purpose of our position statement is to illustrate the concept of work-life balance and those factors that influence it and to provide recommendations to facilitate work-life balance in athletic training practice settings. opening, closing, stocking, cleaning equipment EDUCATION: Minimum of a Bachelors of Athletic Training from a CAATE accredited athletic training education program. endstream endobj Athletes. Position statements are scientifically based, peer reviewed research with a team of authors who are experts on the subject. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS We gratefully acknowledge the efforts of Don Hooton; Cindy Thomas, MS, ATC; Teresa Seefeldt, PhD; and Andrew P. Winterstein, PhD, ATC in the review of this position statement. <>>>/BBox[0 0 602.99 782.99]/Length 58>>stream x�s endobj endstream x�S�*�*T0T0 B�����il�����]���D.� r�s endstream Casa, DJ , LE Armstrong , and SK Hillman . 1. x�s Videos. endobj x�+� � | The Athletic Training Room is staffed on days until all home practices/games are completed. The first factor for determining the SORT LOE is the nature of the outcomes (dependent variables) used in clinical research. endobj endstream endobj 2019-10-09T11:59:06-07:00 endobj <>>>/BBox[0 0 602.99 782.99]/Length 57>>stream ertified athletic trainers (ATs) care for a variety of musculoskeletal injuries, but one area of persistent controversy is the immediate management of patients with joint dislocations, both acute and recurrent. Journal of Athletic Training 5. injury rates. endobj x�+� � | Strength of recommendation B is defined as a “recommendation based on inconsistent or limited-quality patient-oriented evidence.”4  The recommendation is based on evidence that is inconsistent, but the outcomes used to generate that recommendation were patient oriented. <>>>/BBox[0 0 602.99 782.99]/Length 56>>stream x�+� � | It is the position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Dietitians of Canada, and the American College of Sports Medicine that the performance of, and recovery from, sporting activities are enhanced by well-chosen nutrition strategies. Smith and Pell14  pointed out that designing a randomized controlled trial to determine if parachutes can prevent death after free fall would be ludicrous, so challenging the results of observational studies looking into such matters would be the same. uuid:1a6f5fe9-8a52-2b36-75d9-1bfe35206280 In this way, the NATA position statements provide readers with immediately interpretable recommendations from the writing groups. However, by themselves, disease-oriented outcomes do not necessarily indicate changes in health status or patient-oriented outcomes. Search. endobj 35 0 obj 3B2 Total Publishing System 8.07c/W x�s 82 0 obj endobj <>stream ��w3T04PI�2P0T�5T0P02S0�4�3�T���������A$P�5� I�/ This can be visualized as a continuum (Figure 2) from do not recommend to strongly recommend. 2018-10-08T12:30:39-05:00 ��w3T04PI�2P0T�5T0 q�- �L,Br�44C��@� i s � H�( endstream endstream x�s <>>>/BBox[0 0 602.99 782.99]/Length 58>>stream 70 0 obj endobj ��w3T04PI�2P0T�5T R Ultimately, the position statement authors choose the LOE based on the study's design, outcomes, and quality. Thus, athletic trainers were strongly advised to not use this evaluation method when making a clinical decision. x�S�*�*T0T0 B�����id�����]���%D.� r�s endstream 4 0 obj endstream x�s endstream endstream 51 0 obj endobj endstream … endobj 37 0 obj Mar-Apr 2011;46(2):206-20. doi: 10.4085/1062-6050-46.2.206. 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Welch Bacon, PhD, ATC, Alicia M. Pike Lacy, PhD, ATC, Kenneth C. Lam, ScD, ATC, Benjamin Drury, Daniel Peacock, Jason Moran, Chris Cone, Rodrigo Ramirez-Campillo, Yu-Lun Huang, PhD, ATC, LAT, Colin MS Mulligan, MA, ATC, Samuel T Johnson, PhD, ATC, CSCS, Christine D Pollard, PhD, MPT, Kim Hannigan, PhD, ATC, Lyndsay Stutzenberger, PhD, DPT, Marc F Norcross, PhD, ATC, Allyssa K. Memmini, MS, ATC, Michael F. La Fountaine, EdD, ATC, FACSM, Steven P. Broglio, PhD, ATC, FACSM, Robert D. Moore, PhD, ATC, Yuri Hosokawa, PhD, ATC, William M. Adams, PhD, ATC, Douglas J. Casa, PhD, ATC, FNATA, FACSM, Jennifer K. Vanos, PhD, Earl R. Cooper, EdD, ATC, CSCS, Andrew J. Grundstein, PhD, Ollie Jay, PhD, Brendon P. McDermott, PhD, ATC, Hidenori Otani, PhD, Neha P. Raukar, MD, MS, Rebecca L. Stearns, PhD, ATC, Brady L. Tripp, PhD, ATC, Abbis Haider Jaffri, PhD, PT, Maggie Lynch, ATC, MEd, Susan A. Saliba, PhD, PT, ATC, FNATA, Joseph M. 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However, both patient- and disease-oriented outcomes can be important to the clinician. x�S�*�*T0T0 B�����il�����]���D.� pa In April 2010, the Gatorade Sports Science Institute33 supported the transla-tion of those guidelines into practical advice using food and fluids. endstream x�+� � | An example of an SOR grade of C, with a weaker recommendation (as compared with grades A and B) based on the nature of the outcomes (disease oriented), is given in Figure 4. 59 0 obj 83 0 obj endstream <>>>/BBox[0 0 602.99 782.99]/Length 58>>stream <>stream %���� ��w3T04PI�2P0T�5T0 q�- �L,Br�44C��@� i s � H�( x�+� � | x�+� � | 11 0 obj x�+� � | endstream endstream 14 0 obj ��w3T04PI�2P0T�5T0 q�- �L,Br�44C��@� i s � H�( endobj ��w3T04PI�2P0T�5T R <>>>/BBox[0 0 602.99 782.99]/Length 57>>stream <>>>/BBox[0 0 602.99 782.99]/Length 58>>stream 41 0 obj endstream Adobe LiveCycle PDF Generator; modified using iText 4.2.0 by 1T3XT endobj <>stream endobj Ɩ�z&� The NATA Pronouncements Committee has oversight over position statements. endobj ��w3T04PI�2P0T�5T0 q�- �L,Br�44C��@� i s � H�( The purpose of this commentary is to provide an overview of the SORT, the process of generating a strength of recommendation (SOR), and the interpretation of the SOR as it relates to recommendations made in position statements. For example, a C recommendation for applying an automatic external defibrillator within 3 minutes of a sudden cardiac event would not mean a clinician does not need to follow that recommendation. Within the SORT, outcomes of interest are separated into patient-oriented and disease-oriented outcomes.4 Patient-oriented outcomes are variables measured in research studies that are typically important to a patient (eg, decrease in pain or symptoms, improved quality of life, the ability to return to play after an injury or illness). 67 0 obj Position statement example with strength of recommendation B. endstream Because evidence can come in many forms (eg, expert opinion, published research, current standard of practice), readers should understand how the evidence is used to support each recommendation in a position statement. [Google Scholar] 95. �q���*�O x�s endobj 34 0 obj endobj x�s Yet in some cases, disease-oriented evidence describes critical outcomes that are important to clinicians. endobj <>>>/BBox[0 0 602.99 782.99]/Length 58>>stream endobj J Athl Train 1 August 2020; 55 (8): 863–868. endstream 54 0 obj The NATA Foundation’s Pronouncements Committee works with the NATA to develop these position statements. 23 0 obj x�s Influence of hydration on physiological function and performance during trail running in the heat. Ɩ�z&� The results of studies with less control and generalizability are ranked lower and should be interpreted with more caution. Readers should note that patient-oriented outcomes as recognized by SORT can encompass a wide variety of variables that are not solely in the format of patient-reported outcome measures. <>stream !�\�!Y\ Q�4����p J0 It is published in the March 2013 Journal of Athletic Training, the … !�\�!Y\ Q�4����p J0 <>>>/BBox[0 0 602.99 782.99]/Length 56>>stream 80 0 obj x�+� � | x�s 39 0 obj 8 0 obj endstream <>stream The National Athletic Trainers’ Association’s new position statement, “Lightning Safety for Athletics and Recreation,” was created by the NATA Research & Education Foundation to minimize risk and incidence of injury. Make sure to introduce yourself to the EMS providers at games. !�\�!Y\ Q�4����p J0 Parents ... Consensus/Position Statements. endstream endobj 58 0 obj endstream endobj Health & Wellness. Search for other works by this author on: Jennifer M. Medina McKeon, PhD, ATC, CSCS, National Athletic Trainers' Association position statement: management of acute skin trauma, National Athletic Trainers' Association position statement: exertional heat illnesses, National Athletic Trainers' Association position statement: conservative management and prevention of ankle sprains in athletes, Strength of recommendation taxonomy (SORT): a patient-centered approach to grading evidence in the medical literature. The following provides a list of position statements. Ɩ�z&� 3 0 obj endstream Objective Statements: Obtain a position of a Personal Trainer or Strength Coach. endstream endobj x�s National Athletic Trainers' Association Position Statement: Exertional Heat Illnesses J Athl Train. ��w3T04PI�2P0T�5T0P02S0�4�3�T���������A$P�5� I�/ An example of an SOR grade of A, with a strong recommendation to offer intervention is shown in Figure 2. endstream x�+� � | ��w3T04PI�2P0T�5T0 q�- �L,Br�44C��@� i s � H�( 6 0 obj endobj Grading is vital for health care providers seeking to determine how to apply recommendations in their clinical practices. Clinical research typically centers on pathologic conditions (diseases and injuries) that occur within a given population. endstream National Athletic Trainers' Association position statement: prevention of anterior cruciate ligament injury. <>>>/BBox[0 0 602.99 782.99]/Length 58>>stream <>>>/BBox[0 0 602.99 782.99]/Length 58>>stream ��w3T04PI�2P0T�5T0P02S0�4�3�T���������A$P�5� I�/ x�+� � | Disease-oriented outcomes contextualize the potential changes in patient-oriented outcomes. x�s <>>>/BBox[0 0 602.99 782.99]/Length 56>>stream Therefore, the goal of this position statement is to provide ATs with recommendations for … Never Miss an Issue. Given the growing interest surrounding youth strength and conditioning, the NSCA recently engaged a group of leading experts to author a position statement on long-term athletic development. doi: https://doi.org/10.4085/1062-6050-240-19. endstream 44 0 obj <>>>/BBox[0 0 602.99 782.99]/Length 57>>stream The supporting evidence is strongly in favor of that intervention (offer the intervention and similar results can be expected in similar circumstances). Athletic Health Care Team. x�s endobj x�S�*�*T0T0 B�����il�����]���)D.� qgj It is the hope that this position statement may have a positive impact addressing these issues and on empowering healthier aging. x�+� � | endstream 33 0 obj National Athletic Trainers' Association Position Statement: Facilitating Work-Life Balance in Athletic Training Practice Settings. endstream <>stream <>stream endobj x�s 32 0 obj x�s Process examples of strength of recommendation decisions. The SOR is weak, either for or against a given intervention. 5 0 obj The benefits of resistance training are almost overwhelming, however, too few older adults participate in resistance training, largely because of fear, confusion, and lack of consensus to guide implementation. Recipient(s) will receive an email with a link to 'Navigating Athletic Training Position Statements: The Strength of Recommendation Taxonomy System' and will not need an account to access the content. x�s An evidence-grading taxonomy is a practical system that helps readers readily assess the relevance and validity of evidence that supports a clinical recommendation. endobj Back to Top. x�s 72 0 obj Ɩ�z&� endstream endobj endstream National Athletic Trainers' Association position statement: prevention of anterior cruciate ligament injury. 17 0 obj endstream endobj endstream <>>>/BBox[0 0 602.99 782.99]/Length 57>>stream ��w3T04PI�2P0T�5T0P02S0�4�3�T���������A$P�5� I�/ !�\�!Y\ Q�4����p J0 71 0 obj 22 0 obj A study published in the Journal of Athletic Training compared the different spine boarding techniques with the amount of spine movement. endstream 66 0 obj A recommendation for an intervention that increases ROM can be based on consistent evidence but graded C in the SORT system. Disease-oriented outcomes are markers of biological or physiological changes (or both) within the patient (eg, increases in range of motion, strength improvements, or changes in blood cell count). The authors are current or former members of the Pronouncements Committee. 73 0 obj endstream This document serves as the current position statement for the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) and replaces the document that was published in 2002. endobj endstream endstream x�s It is important to note that grade A recommendations can be generated for interventions that are detrimental; the supporting evidence can be strongly against the use of a given intervention (do not offer the intervention as the same poor results are expected). 35 1: 212 – 224. 42 0 obj x�s The Back Squat: Targeted Training Techniques to Correct Functional Deficits and Technical Factors That Limit Performance; Optimizing Squat Technique; Are Deep Squats a Safe and Viable Exercise? 20 0 obj 38 0 obj <>stream 28 0 obj Strength of recommendation C is defined as a “recommendation based on consensus, usual practice, opinion, disease-oriented evidence, or case series.”4  This recommendation is based on studies that are typically at the lowest level of the clinical research hierarchy. 26 0 obj 7 0 obj ��w3T04PI�2P0T�5T R endobj Ɩ�z&� ��w3T04PI�2P0T�5T0P02S0�4�3�T���������A$P�5� I�/ ��w3T04PI�2P0T�5T0 q�- �L,Br�44C��@� i s � H�( endstream 21 0 obj Oversee 10-15 work study students involved in athletic training facility positions Coordinate and certify all coaches and required staff in AHA First Aid & CPR/AED Assist in budgeting, purchasing, contract agreements, hiring processes x�s endobj endstream endobj For example, many recommendations regarding lightning have a grade C because they were largely based on expert opinions rather than randomized controlled trials. <>stream <>stream Designing a randomized controlled trial in which withholding an automatic external defibrillator for different times would be unethical. ��w3T04PI�2P0T�5T0P02S0�4�3�T���������A$P�5� I�/ 78 0 obj x�s 29 0 obj On a scale of control, these research designs range from basic research to epidemiologic investigations.6  Along this scale, a subset of applied research involves investigations of patients, known as clinical research. <>>>/BBox[0 0 602.99 782.99]/Length 57>>stream <>stream endstream endobj <>>>/BBox[0 0 602.99 782.99]/Length 57>>stream endobj 81 0 obj endobj 2018 Jan;53(1):5-19. doi: 10.4085/1062-6050-99-16. ��w3T04PI�2P0T�5T R 1 The care of exertional heat-stroke (EHS) patients has come a long way in the past millennia. !�\�!Y\ Q�4����p J0 %PDF-1.4 x�s x�s 2018;53(1):5–19. ��w3T04PI�2P0T�5T0 q�- �L,Br�44C��@� i s � H�( endstream endstream ��w3T04PI�2P0T�5T R <>stream ��w3T04PI�2P0T�5T R 77 0 obj 75 0 obj 55 0 obj OBJECTIVE To present recommendations for the prevention, education, and management of skin infections in athletes. 68 0 obj In contrast, a C grade for a recommendation about the use of core exercises to prevent a low back injury may mean that more research is needed in this area. x�S�*�*T0T0 B�����ib�����]���9D.� r�s Helpful Links. 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