Proper Management and Handling of Medications in the Athletic Training Facility to Reduce Patient Risks
1.00 1.00 EBP BOC CEU's to ATs nationally who complete this BOC Home Study Course.
COST: $ 49.99 - EXPIRATION DATE: 2020-12-31
Athletic trainers need to learn what medications they can store, administer and dispense according to federal law, state practice act and state pharmacy laws to assure they are not placing their patients or themselves at legal risks. Again, “data suggest that ATCs in most athletic training rooms are still not complying with federal drug laws. Drug-dispensation and -administration adherence scores ranged from 5 to 20 (20% to 80% adherence) of 25 points. On average, 49.3% of ATCs in athletic training rooms had marginal adherence to federal regulations (12.34 adherence score). 49.5% are not compliant with federal regulations” (Kahanov, Furst, Johnson & Roberts, 2005) Patients of athletic trainers must be assured they are receiving medication that has been properly stored, is being legally and properly dispensed and administered. Medications should be properly received, documented, inventoried and stored prior to administration and dispensing to assure compliance with federal and state laws, patient safety and efficacy of medications when needed. This course is designed to provide AT’s with the base knowledge and ability necessary to develop policies and procedures for medications within their AT facility, which are compliant with state and federal regulations.
Participants will be able to identify the methods for proper handling, storage and dispensing of medications to reduce legal and medical risks to patients receiving medications from an athletic trainer.
Participants will learn to identify the methods and procedures to follow to assure the patients/athletes needed medication can be available, while traveling to other states or jurisdictions without putting the athletic trainer or patient at any legal risks.
Participants will be able to identify the required minimum information that must be documented with the storage, dispensing and administration of medication in an athletic training facility, to include during practices or playing field.
Participants will be able to prepare the AT Facility for proper handling, storage and administration of the medications identified in the CAATE 2020 standards.
TAKING THIS COURSE
This course consists of 4 lessons and a final exam.
Lesson 1: Rules and Regulations
Lesson 2: Legal Case Review
Lesson 3: State Laws and Practice Acts
Lesson 4: Clinical Implications
The lessons consist of video with one comprehensive final examination. For the final exam, participants can take a maximum of 3 attempts to achieve a passing score of 80% or higher. Participants who achieve a passing score can print out a course certificate of completion. Participants who do not pass the final exam after 3 attempts will need to re-pay for and repeat the entire course to attempt to earn credit.
Student Registration and EKU ATEP Course Instructions
Participants will first have to register as a student by filling out and submitting a completed Innovative CEUs, LLC (ICEU) Student Registration Page. student registration page .
After registration, click on the ICEU student Home page (Top Navigation button – HOME) to view all available Eastern Kentucky University Athletic Training Program BOC courses, and click Add to Cart to select the desired course.
After selecting one or more courses, the student may enter COUPON Code (if applicable) and complete the secure CHECKOUT process.
Course Completion Information:
A. 14 days to start course
B. Once course started, 60 days to complete course
After purchase, the course will show on the student Courses Not Started page. (Top Navigation button - Courses Not Started).
To begin the course, just click on the CLICK TO START link next to the course. Once a course has been started, it will then be moved to the Courses in Process, where course lessons (videos) may be viewed and completed.
Complete the Course Final Exam. Once the exam is passed, the course will be posted to the student Completed Courses page.
Complete the End of Course Survey on the Completed Courses Page in order to generate the course completion certificate. Certificates are always available for all completed courses on Completed Courses Page.
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PLEASE BE ADVISED, REFUNDS ARE NOT AVAILABLE ON COURSES ONCE THE COURSE HAS BEEN STARTED.
About the Instructor
Dr. Eric J. Fuchs, Ph.D., ATC, NRAEMT
Department Chair of Exercise & Sport Science at Eastern Kentucky University
Dr. Eric J. Fuchs, ATC, NRAEMT, is currently the Department Chair of Exercise & Sport Science at Eastern Kentucky University, where he is a Professor of Athletic Training and an Associate Graduate faculty member. Dr. Fuchs served as the Program Director for EKU’s CAATE-accredited Athletic Training Program for the previous 10 years and oversaw the program’s transition to an MS in Athletic Training CAATE-accredited program prior to becoming chair. Dr. Fuchs currently teaches both Graduate and Undergraduate Courses in Pharmacology and has taught both courses for the past 10 years. Dr. Fuchs has a research focus in emergency care of critically injured athletes, emergency skill acquisition in athletic training education, wound care, and medication administration in athletic training. Dr. Fuchs earned his Doctor of Arts from Middle Tennessee State University in 2003, his Post Professional Master’s degree in Athletic Training in 1994 from San Jose State University, and his Bachelor’s degree in 1992 from Ohio University. Dr. Fuchs has served in many leadership roles both on university, college and department committees as well as within various professional organizations at the state, district and national level. Dr. Fuchs currently serves as the Medical Director for Festival Sports and oversees two international junior elite girls’ volleyball tournaments which hosts 500 plus teams. Dr. Fuchs currently is a member of the USOC volunteer medical committee and has served as a member of medical staff for the UCI BMX Supercross World Cups in 2014 and 2015, and 2014.