Documentation for Athletic Training, Third Edition provides all the important and relevant information that a practicing athletic trainer needs to possess to provide accurate documentation. These topics include legal considerations, electronic medical records, and numerous tips for effective verbal and written communication styles.
    This Third Edition by Drs. Jeff G. Konin and Margaret Frederick Thompson continues to provide a plethora of standard templates to refer to as examples of the most commonly used forms in athletic training practice settings. The authors represent decades of collective experience as clinicians, educators, and administrators and offer insight on the importance of timely and appropriate methods for athletic training documentation.
    Documentation for Athletic Training, Third Edition has strengthened chapters on electronic documentation and documentation for reimbursement. These are continuously-evolving areas that require an understanding of not just a single type of software system, but rather a foundation of knowledge related to the principles of each.

    Additionally, a chapter has been added on contemporary type of documentation. Communication in the forms of text messages, social media, and other common types of information sharing are discussed.
    Features inside the Third Edition:

    • Learning objectives for each chapter
    • “Pearls of Wisdom” on key points
    • Discussion and study questions
    • Worksheets and commonly used documentation forms
    • Glossary of terms
    • Symbols and medical terminology abbreviations
    Documentation for Athletic Training, Third Edition continues to be the only textbook dedicated to the topic of documentation and presents a wide array of methods and forms, providing students, educators, and clinicians with a multifaceted tool box for their documentation needs.



    About the Authors

    Contributing AuthorsPreface

    Chapter 1 Introduction to Documentation

    Chapter 2 Basic Principles of Medical Documentation

    Chapter 3 Types of Written Documentation

    Chapter 4 Styles of Writing

    Chapter 5 Legal Considerations in Documentation

    Chapter 6 Electronic Documentation

    Chapter 7 Documentation for Reimbursement

    Chapter 8 Contemporary Documentation Issues in Athletic TrainingAppendix A Board of Certification Standards for DocumentationAppendix B Symbols and Medical Terminology AbbreviationsAppendix C Worksheets for Documentation AbbreviationsAppendix D Worksheets for Documentation Writing StylesAppendix E Commonly Used Forms—Information FormsAppendix F Commonly Used Forms—Insurance FormsAppendix G Commonly Used Forms—Consent FormsAppendix H Commonly Used Forms—Injury-Management FormsAppendix I Commonly Used Forms—Policies, Procedures, and Plans FormsAppendix J Commonly Used Forms—Miscellaneous FormsAppendix K Glossary of TermsFinancial Disclosures



    Jeff G. Konin, PhD, ATC, PT, FACSM, FNATA is a professor and the Chair of the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Rhode Island in Kingston, Rhode Island. He previously served as an Associate Professor and the Vice Chair of the Department of Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida, and as an Associate professor and the Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. He received his undergraduate degree in physical education in 1988 from Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic; a Master of Education in athletic training/sports medicine in 1989 from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville; and a Master of Physical Therapy degree in 1994 from the University of Delaware, Newark. He earned his PhD in 2004 in Physical Therapy from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale-Davie, Florida.

    Dr. Konin has worked in numerous high school, college, clinical, and professional environments. His experiences have included providing care at NASCAR and rodeo events; the Olympic Training Centers in Lake Placid, New York, and Colorado Springs, Colorado; professional baseball spring training; the American Basketball Association (ABA); professional baseball summer camps; USA Quad Rugby, as well as serving on the track and field medical staff for the 1996 Atlanta Committee for Olympic Games.

    Dr. Konin is and has been very involved in the athletic training profession. He has served as the Vice President and Newsletter Editor for the Delaware Athletic Trainers’ Association, and as a member of the Examining Board for Physical Therapy in the State of Delaware as the athletic training representative. He has also been a committee member for the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) Clinical/Industrial/Corporate athletic trainer’s committee and the reimbursement advisory group. For a number of years, Dr. Konin served as the NATA’s liaison to the American Physical Therapy Association. Dr. Konin served as a coauthor for NATA’s position statement on Pre-participation Physical Examinations, and currently is a member of the Best Practices Documentation for Athletic Training Work Group and the Professional Responsibility in Athletic Training Committee.

    Dr. Konin has published numerous articles, textbook chapters, and textbooks in the areas of sports medicine, athletic training, and physical therapy. He has also served as an editorial board member and in an advisory capacity to many journals and organizations. He is a frequent speaker on similar topics at state, regional and national meetings throughout the United States, and has also presented his work at conferences in the United Kingdom, Italy, Norway, Romania, Australia, Austria, and New Zealand.

    Margaret Frederick Thompson, EdD, ATC, LAT is an associate professor in the Athletic Training program at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia. She holds a BS degree in Health Science with a concentration in Athletic Training from James Madison University, where she also earned a Master of Science degree in kinesiology. Thompson received her Doctorate of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina.

    A certified athletic trainer for more than a 20 years, she has experience as a high school athletic trainer and as an educator at the undergraduate and master’s levels. Other professional roles include past president of the Virginia Athletic Trainers’ Association and member of the NATA’s Component Relations Project Team. She lives in Richmond, Virginia.


    "This book covers all aspects of documentation for athletic training. The organization of material and the clarity of the writing add value. This is the best book on the subject and it is extremely useful to athletic training students and experienced athletic training trainers alike. The format is creative and makes reading enjoyable and engaging. I don’t know of any other book on documentation specifically for athletic training. This edition addresses new areas for documentation requirements such as billing/reimbursement and various electronic forms of documentation.”

                   - Keith Webster, MA, LAT, ATC, Doody’s Book Review Service