Sports Preparticipation Screening

Return to all Child and Adolescent Health sessions.

Estimated time to complete session: 60 min.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this session, you should be able to:

1. Evaluate the components of a Preparticipation Exam (PPE) and ensure that they are included in the assessment of patients prior to athletic participation.
2. Include a query of behavioral risk factors and psychosocial assessment in the PPE for patients who require such screening for organized athletics.
3. Determine when history or exam findings on PPE warrant additional testing prior to clearance, or when an athlete should not be cleared to participate.
4. Identify patients at increased risk for sudden cardiac death as part of a thorough PPE. 

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AAFP prescribed
Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
01/08/2021

Carrie A. Jaworski, MD, FAFAP, FACSM, Director, Division of Primary Care Sports Medicine; Director, Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship; Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, NOI/North Shore University Health System-Orthopedics, Glenview, Illinois

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AAFP prescribed

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
01/08/2021
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