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Selected Issues in Injury and Illness Prevention and the Team Physician: A Consensus ...

This document provides an overview of selected medical issues that are important to team physicians who are responsible for the care and treatment of athletes. It is not intended as a standard of care, and should not be interpreted as such.

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/fitness/ACSMinjuryandillness.pdf

Psychological Issues Related to Injury in Athletes and the Team Physician: A Consensus ...

Team physicians must address the physical and psychological issues related to athletic activity. This athletic activity may result in physical injuries, and these injuries produce a variety of psychological reactions. Additionally, psychological factors, especially stress, are an ...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/fitness/ACSMissuesrelatedtoinjury.pdf

Concussion (Mild Traumatic Brain Injury) adn the Team Physician: A Consensus Statement

This document provides an overview of select medical issues that are important to team physicians who are responsible for athletes with concussion. It is not intended as a standard of care, and should not be interpreted as such. This document is only a guide, and as such, is of a ...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/fitness/ACSMconcussion.pdf

Concussions in Sports: Understanding Brain Injuries

A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury caused by a blow to the head. This type of brain injury can be common in athletes who play sports, or people who participate in recreational activities. It is also possible to get a concussion from a blow to the body if it causes sudden ...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/concussion/concussions-in-sports.pdf

Female Athlete Issues for the Team Physician: A Consensus Statement

This document provides an overview of select musculoskeletal and medical issues that are important to team physicians who are responsible for the medical care of female athletes. It is not intended as a standard of care and should not be interpreted as such. This document is only a ...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/fitness/ACSMfemaleathlete.pdf

Selected Issues for the Adolescent Athlete and the Team Physician: A Consensus Statement

This document provides an overview of selected medical issues that are important to team physicians who are responsible for the care and treatment of athletes. It is not intended as a standard of care and should not be interpreted as such.

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/fitness/ACSMadolescentathlete.pdf

PTSD and TBI: Joining Forces in Caring for Veterans

Apr 2, 2015 - Read about the Joining Forces program, which helps physicians care for returning veterans.

Patient Care : Social Determinants of Health

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/social-determinants-of-health/joining-forces.html

The Team Physician and Conditioning of Athletes for Sports: A Consensus Statement

The objective of this Consensus Statement is to provide physicians who are responsible for the healthcare of teams with guidelines regarding conditioning for sports. This statement specifically addresses the role of exercise in conditioning. Nutrition and supplements are outside the ...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/fitness/ACSMconditioningofathletes.pdf

Sideline Preparedness for the Team Physician: A Consensus Statement

The objective of the Sideline Preparedness Statement is to provide physi- cians who are responsible for making decisions regarding the medical care of athletes with guidelines for identifying and planning for medical care and services at the site of practice or competition. It is not ...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/fitness/ACSMsidelinepreparedness.pdf

The Team Physician and Return-to-Play Issues: A Consensus Statement

The objective of this consensus statement is to provide physicians who are responsible for the healthcare of teams with a decision process for determining when to return an injured or ill athlete to practice or competition. This statement is not intended as a standard of care, and ...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/fitness/ACSMreturntoplayissues.pdf

Clinical practice guideline: Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo

The primary purposes of this guideline are to improve quality of care and outcomes for BPPV by improving the accurate and efficient diagnosis of BPPV, reducing the inappropriate use of vestibular suppressant medications, decreasing the inappropriate use of ancillary tests such as ...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/clinical_recommendations/RecToBOD-020810-Attachment1BPPV-Jan2010Cluster.pdf

Dear Colleagues Letter

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/influenza/dear-colleague.pdf

FP Essentials #432: Chronic Pain Management

...to me along the way, I vividly remember the accusation Why are you still in pain? made by my physiatrist; as if there was some- thing I should have done about the burning that at times seemed like it would consume a foot that was no longer there. There is a great deal of useful...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/restricted/432_fp-essentials_chronic-pain-management.pdf

FP Essentials #432: Chronic Pain Management

...to me along the way, I vividly remember the accusation Why are you still in pain? made by my physiatrist; as if there was some- thing I should have done about the burning that at times seemed like it would consume a foot that was no longer there. There is a great deal of useful...

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https://www.aafp.org/content/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/restricted/432_fp-essentials_chronic-pain-management.pdf

Mass Participation Event Management for the Team Physician: A Consensus Statement

...events. Medical management provides safety advice and care at the event that accounts for large numbers of participants, anticipated injury and illness, variable environment, repeated games or matches, and mixed age groups of varying athletic ability. This document does not pertain...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/fitness/ACSMeventmanagement.pdf

Four Strategies for Promoting Healthy Lifestyles in Your Practice

...briskly can all be part of increasing physi- cal activity. The idea is to build confidence and capacity, while avoiding injury or a sense of failure. Patients should feel positive about the goals they have selected. Ask them how confi- dent they are in their ability to complete each...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/nrn/mcandrews_aimfpm_2011.pdf

Team Physician Consensus statement

The objective of the Team Physician Consensus Statement is to provide physicians, school administrators, team owners, the general public, and individuals who are responsible for making decisions regarding the medical care of athletes and teams with guidelines for choosing a qualified ...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/fitness/ACSMteamphysicianconsensus.pdf

Clinical practice guideline: Hoarseness (Dysphonia)

...1) the clinician should not routinely prescribe antibiotics to treat hoarse- ness and 2) the clinician should advocate voice therapy for patients diagnosed with hoarseness that reduces voice-related QOL. The panel made recommendations that 1) the clinician should diagnose...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/clinical_recommendations/RecBoardChair-060810-Attachment-Hoarseness-Guideline.pdf

Clinical practice guideline: Cerumen impaction

...made a strong recommendation that 1) clinicians should treat cerumen impaction that causes symptoms expressed by the patient or prevents clinical examination when warranted. The panel made recommendations that 1) clinicians should diagnose cerumen impaction when an accumulation of...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/clinical_recommendations/RecToBOD-020810-Attachment-2-CerumenImpaction-Jan2010Cluster.pdf

COPD-Differential-Diagnosis-Module.ppt

...At the end of this presentation, the learner should be able to … Describe constellation of symptoms and evaluation leading to consideration of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) as diagnosis. Delineate modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors for chronic...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/copd/COPD-Differential-Diagnosis-Module.ppt

Clinical Practice Guideline : Tonsillectomy in Children

This guideline provides evidence-based recommendations on the preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative care and management of children 1 to 18 years old under consideration for tonsillectomy. In addition, this guideline is intended for all clinicians in any setting who interact ...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/clinical_recommendations/aaohns-tonsillectomy-in-children.pdf

Practice-Based Research Networks

...with practice-based research and where we should be going. The Academy has invested $7.72 million in a research initiative that has five components. First, the launching of the Family Practice Research Center Program. Second, the granting of funds for advanced research training....

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/nrn/pearlsofresearch.pdf

Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update

...range of populations. Clinicians should encourage every patient willing to make a quit attempt to use the counseling treatments and medications recom- mended in this Guideline. 4. Brief tobacco dependence treatment is effective. Clinicians should offer every patient who uses...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/clinical_recommendations/TreatingTobaccoUseandDependence-2008Update.pdf

Advances in the Prevention and Control of Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs)

For over a decade, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has invested in research and implementation projects to prevent healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in diverse health care settings. AHRQ’s commitment to HAI prevention has been expressed in activities within ...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/nrn/brandt-advances-prevention-control-hais.pdf

RecToBOD 022111 from Jan Cluster- Low Back Pain Guideline

...Recommendation 1: Clinicians should conduct a focused history and physical examination to help place patients with low back pain into 1 of 3 broad categories: nonspecific low back pain, back pain potentially associated with radiculopathy or spinal stenosis, or back pain...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/clinical_recommendations/Rec022111lowbackpain.pdf

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