What should a preparticipation examination include?

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These factors should be assessed during a preparticipation examination:
  • Height
  • Weight
  • Blood pressure
  • Vision
  • Pulse
  • Screening of orthopedic, cardiovascular, respiratory, abdominal, genital, ear, nose, and throat systems.
(This answer provided for NATA by the Washington State University Athletic Training Education Program.)

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