National Athletic Trainers’ Association
Position Statement: Preparticipation Physical Examinations and Disqualifying Conditions
Conley KM,
Bolin DJ, Carek PJ, Konin JG, Neal TL, Violette D. J Athl Train. 2014
Jan-Feb;49(1):102-20. doi: 10.4085/1062-6050-48.6.05.
The National Athletic Trainers’ Association released a new position
statement “to present athletic trainers with recommendations for the content
and administration of the preparticipation physical examination (PPE) as well
as considerations for determining safe participation in sports and identifying
disqualifying conditions”. The recommendations include items regarding medical
and family history, physical examination (i.e., general health screening,
cardiovascular screening, neurologic screening, orthopaedic screening, general
medical screening, medication use, nutritional assessment, heat- and
hydration-related illness risk factors, and mental health considerations), and administration
of PPE, determining clearance. The statement also includes a comprehensive
literature review.