Authors: American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Family Physicians, American College of Sports Medicine, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, and American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine
This best-selling resource guides health care professionals through the preparticipation physical evaluation PPE process in the medical home for young athletes from middle school through college.
Included are recommendations on PPE timing, setting, and structure; medical history questions; and how to determine participation eligibility. This resource also lists return-to-play guidelines, addresses medicolegal and ethical concerns, and explores future research and use of electronic formats. Contents cover physical examination and eligibility, systems-based examinations, cardiovascular problems, central nervous system, respiratory, gastrointestinal and urogenital, musculoskeletal, dermatologic, mental health, and more.
New in the fifth edition
The Preparticipation Physical Evaluation, 5th Edition is nationally endorsed by the National Athletic Trainers' Association and the National Federation of State High School Associations.
American Academy of Pediatrics
The American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 67,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists and pediatric surgical specialists dedicated to the health, safety and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults. The AAP is the largest pediatric publisher in the world, with a diverse list of resources that includes essential clinical and practice management titles and award-winning books for parents.