n International SportMed Journal - Emergency medical cover for road races : review article

Volume 4, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1528-3356



This article offers practical guidelines to the provision of an emergency medical service to athletes competing in a road race. The article outlines what pre-race planning and organisation is required to (1) predict the number and type of casualties expected on the day of the event, (2) detail prevention strategies to reduce the number of casualties, (3) describe the layout and equipping of a finish line medical facility. The triage system outlined is designed to efficiently and safely manage a large number of collapsed and injured athletes at a road race.

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