Sports Medicine: Things that Keep You Up at Night

1 AMA PRA Category 1/ 1 BOC – Category A
Section CEUs: 1 CEU

Presenter Bio: Michael D. Milligan, MD, CAQSM; Orthopaedic Surgeon

Disclosure: Neither the speaker or planners of this activity have any relevant relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Materials: Participants have no equipment or materials required to take this education course.

Twenty-five percent of deaths in sports are not related to accidents, so it is vital for health care professionals to acknowledge and recognize these general medical conditions. Team physicians are ultimately responsible for reviewing old medical records, athletes’ clearance, and knowledge of where to find resources. History and physicals remain the mainstay of recommendations for cardiac screening. This is done by the AHA 14 Point Evaluation, which includes: personal medical history, family medical history, and physical exam. Sickle cell trait is also a condition that needs to be regularly screened for in PPE’s, according to the NATA position statement the deaths in football regarding sickle cell trait have been due to a lack of screening or precautions.


This course explains everything you need to know about cardiac conditions and screening, sickle cell trait, mononucleosis, diabetes, heat illness and stroke, infectious disease, pulmonary conditions, steroids and stimulants. Dr. Milligan demonstrates these conditions/diseases through real world sports medicine cases.


Describe the general medical conditions that commonly affect athletes
Explain the severe impact that heat illnesses and SCT can have on the athlete
Recognize the responsibility as a team physician to ensure the athlete’s safety by screening for these medical conditions

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This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Florida Medical Association. The Florida Medical Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.   

Baptist Health Care is accredited by the Florida Medical Association to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.

Baptist Health Care designates this activity for a maximum of 1 hour(s) in AMA PRA Category 1 creditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Andrews Research & Education Foundation (BOC AP# P10024) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for a maximum of 1 of Category A hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.