Medical care at isu events
The medical facilities at all ISU Events must follow the ISU Rules and the ISUmemorandum.
This appendix is to be used as a guide for local organizers in assisting their medical staffto provide the necessary medical coverage of ISU competitions.
Rinkside Medical Personnel and Equipment:
1) All medical personnel at rinkside must be trained in emergency procedures and
have advanced cardiac and trauma life support training or equivalent.
2) At rinkside there must be the following equipment:
- spine board and cervical hard collar- resuscitation equipment for airway maintenance (oral airways,
larygoscope, endotracheal tubes, pocket mask, bag valve mask /ambubag,portable suction)
- resuscitation equipment for major lacerations ( IV access and IV fluids,
- wheelchair- stretcher with wheels must be available for easy transport of skater
3) The emergency medical personnel must be present at both the practice rink and
the competition rink and must always be at rinkside whenever there is a skater onthe ice.
4) The medical personnel must have walkie talkies and be able to communicate with
personnel at either end of the ice, the medical room or the technical delegates.
5) The Medical Advisor must be provided with a means of communication.
6) The medical personnel must wear medical identification which is easily seen from
7) There must be adequate emergency medical personnel in order to provide care at
the rinkside should an athlete require transportation to the hospital.
8) The designated medical area(s) at rinkside must be well marked, have easy access
to the ice surface and be a large enough area for three designated medicalpersonnel (two host emergency personnel and one visiting team medical person).
The medical area must have an unobstructed view of the ice surface. See attacheddiagram.
9) The ice surface access and the medical room must be close to the ambulance
10) The ambulance egress and access must be secure and unobstructed.
11) There must be designated time for the emergency medical team to run through a
practice scenario with the ISU Medical Advisor or Technical Delegate prior to thecompetition. Visiting team physicians should also be invited to attend the practiceemergency procedures.
1) There must always be someone present in this room during the event (practice and
2) There should be a live TV feed to this room.
3) There must be a telephone line and communication to medical staff at rinkside
and technical delegates from this room.
4) Physiotherapy services can be provided at the rink, or the hotel or both, depending
5) A treatment area must be accessible to visiting team officials.
6) Ice must be available for the athletes for treatment of their acute injuries.
7) The room must be large enough to deal with the anticipated number of
8) There must be examination/physiotherapy treatment tables, blankets, table and
9) There must be washing facilities with a sink with running water and toilet
10) There must be an area for medical records and all records must be secure.
11) Each Medical/Physiotherapy encounter must be recorded on an ISU medical
12) There must be facilities and equipment available for the care of lacerations and
13) Suggested Pharmaceutical supplies are listed as an attachment.
Suggested List of Supplies for Medical Room
Oxygen if ambulance not onsiteLarge garbage cans
IOC list of banned and restricted substancesISU Medical Notification forms ISU medical withdraw formsISU Medical Injury/Illness encounter forms
disposable suture kits or sterile needle driver, forceps, scissorsstaple gun
topical antibiotic cream/ointmentgauze pads large and small
Anakit for anaphylaxisanti-emetic (gravol/stemetil) injectable and POnitrosprayglucogel and D50W 25ccanti-histamines (benadryl/ claritin/beconase)decongestants ( dimetap)
inhalers: ventolin, beclovent nebulizers-ventolin/atroventanti-seizure (ativan/valium), injectable and POSteroids: Prednisone 5mg tabs, depomedrol, topical steriodsanti-inflamatories: motrin, naproxen, voltaren PO and suppositoryanalgesics: ASA, Tylenol plain /paracetamol, , tylenol # 3 with codeine,antibiotics: penicillin, erythromycin, ceftin, Septra DS, doxycyclineGI: maalox/diovol, pepcid, immodium, kaopectate, proctosedyl, gravol,ducolax, lubricating jelly, occult blood samplers and solutionGU: ovral, anti-candidals (monistat)ENT: aluminum shield, otowicks, antibiotic ear/eye drops, soft eye patch, tape, floresceine, alcaine, surgicel, nasal packs, silver nitrate sticks otrivin, saline drops, #25 gauge needle, 4% xylocaine, mydriacil.5%, nasal speculum, Q-tips, throat lozenges
All drugs on the IOC banned list should be clearly marked
If physiotherapy is at the rink the area will be larger and require more supplies thatinclude: physiotherapy tables
Electrical modalities at the host discretionTape 1 ½”elastic tapePro wrapHeel lace padsSecond skinMoleskinAnti-septic. Anti-bacterial sprayTensors 2”, 4”, 6”Massage lotionCrutches availableAnkle splint availableSlings, Plaster to make splints if necessary
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