This best-selling resource guides health care professionals through the preparticipation physical evaluation PPE process 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 clearance. 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 clearance, systems-based examinations, cardiovascular problems, central nervous system, pulmonary system, musculoskeletal conditions, and more. New in the Fifth Edition: New chapter for the female athlete New sections on mental health and the transgender athlete Includes English and Spanish versions of the History Form
The Preparticipation Physical Evaluation, 5th Edition is nationally endorsed by the National Athletic Trainers' Association and the National Federation of State High School Association.