to administrative and time barriers. Practical solutions to these common barriers experienced by ATs in different sport settings will be provided. Moving beyond basic use of weight chart data (i.e. pre-post weight loss), attendees will learn how to establish valid baseline weights, calculate percent hydration changes, and quickly determine individual fluid interventions. Developing policies and using an intra-professional approach will allow clinicians to address athlete hydration concerns individually to improve performance and prevent clinical conditions.
In order to receive credit for this webinar participants must attend the webinar for the full duration, complete the quiz with a minimum score of 70%, and complete the participant survey.
Those who do not pass initially are given the opportunity to re-take the quiz.
Susan Yeargin is an Associate Professor of Athletic Training at the University of South Carolina. She serves on NATA’s Pronouncement’s and Research Committees. She was a task force member and author of the Pre-Season Heat-Acclimatization Guidelines for Secondary School Athletics and a co-author of the recent NATA Position Statement update on Exertional Heat Illnesses. She also serves as an expert for the Korey Stringer Institute’s Medical Board. She has 15 years of experience conducting research, over 40 peer-reviewed publications in the content area, and over 20 professional presentations at the local, national, and international level on thermoregulation and hydration behaviors.
Past studies include hydration status measurements, hydration behaviors of children and adolescents, heat acclimatization of youth, pre-cooling ergogenic aids, cooling for heat illness treatment, core body temperature validity, and thermoregulation in exercising individuals. She has clinical experience with national cross country and marathon competitions as well as Division I collegiate sports. She has been a professor for 10 years teaching both undergraduate and graduate Athletic Training courses such as Preventing Sudden Death in Sport and Orthopedic Evaluation.
Establish valid baseline weights before starting weight charts
Calculate a) absolute fluid loss, b) percent hydration change within practices and c) percent hydration changes across practices using weight chart results
Analyze weight chart calculations to efficiently determine individualized fluid interventions
Implement solutions to common barriers in different clinical settings and create an intra-professional health care approach using weight charts
Develop policies using weight chart calculations to prevent clinical conditions involving hydration changes (i.e. dehydration, hyponatremia)