Medical support for Adventure Racing

Greenland, Keith (2004) Medical support for Adventure Racing. Emergency Medicine Australasia, 16 5/6: 465-468. doi:10.1111/j.1742-6723.2004.00651.x


Author Greenland, Keith
Title Medical support for Adventure Racing
Journal name Emergency Medicine Australasia   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1442-2026
1742-6731
1742-6723
Publication date 2004-01-01
DOI 10.1111/j.1742-6723.2004.00651.x
Open Access Status
Volume 16
Issue 5/6
Start page 465
End page 468
Total pages 4
Place of publication Carlton, Vic.
Publisher Blackwell Science
Language eng
Subject 110301 Anaesthesiology
Abstract Adventure Racing has recently become a popular sport. In the past medical and paramedical staff were frequently positioned at checkpoints throughout the course of the race. Presently there is a developing role for appropriately qualified individuals to access the course by biking, running or swimming and then providing injured racers with onsite first aid prior to their transfer to the nearest medical checkpoint. These medical staff should have not only appropriate first aid skills but also rock rescue techniques, rappelling and other basic rope work as well as be athletically fit. This article explores the new role and attempts to outline what characteristics may be required.
Keyword Adventure Racing
Endurance
Rescue
First aid
Additional Notes Perspective

 
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