Inter-Association Consensus Statement: The
Management of Medications by the Sports Medicine Team.
Chang
CJ, Weston T, Higgs JD, Ohkubo M, Sauls A, Tedeschi F, White M, Young CC. J
Athl Train. 2018 Dec 7. doi: 10.4085/1062-6050-53-11. [Epub ahead of print]
“This
‘‘Inter-Association Consensus Statement’’ can serve as a resource for all
members of the sports medicine team and their affiliated organizations when
reviewing best practice guidelines for the management of medications in sports
medicine facilities and other settings.” Major sections of the document cover an array of topics:
  • Description
    of a Sports Medicine Facility
  • Overview
    of Current Federal and State Laws
  • The Sports
    Medicine Team
  • Medication
    in Athletic Training Clinical Settings
  • Roles
    and Responsibilities
  • Recommendations
    and Best Practices
  • Consequences
    of Noncompliance
  • Avoiding
    Opioid Misuse and Abuse
This
statement has been endorsed by the American College Health Association,
American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports
Medicine, Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions, National
Athletic Trainers’ Association, National Basketball Athletic Trainers’ Association,
Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers’ Society, and Professional Hockey
Athletic Trainers’ Society.