- 2014 RC #
- Medical personnel qualification
- Date Received
- Ruth Graves
- Change Date
- Next Rulebook
- Closed for comments: 01Sep13
Recommended for Approval: 15Sep13
- Initial Posting: 01Jun13
Modified Wording: “a qualified, licensed EMT or para-medic must be on the grounds during marathon.”
Current Wording – Combined Driving Appendix A.3 – Driving Trials
A Veterinarian and medical personnel must be on the grounds during the Marathon.
Suggested Wording – Combined Driving Appendix A.3 – Driving Trials
A Veterinarian and a qualified, licensed EMT or para-medic must be on the grounds during the Marathon.
Reason for change
To clarify for organizers what skill set is required of “medical personnel and to specify what type of medical personnel meets the spirit of the rule. Currently organizers must reference Art.126.6 which addresses “qualified medical personnel “with reference to state requirements that are NOT easily accessible.
This language should also be included in Combined Driving Appendix E where there is currently no mention of the necessity of medical personnel at all.
MikeRider says :August 5, 2013
I agree with this – it might possibly be rewritten to include “Advanced Trauma Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, etc”
Ted Campbell says :August 6, 2013
hoofnit says :August 6, 2013
I disagree with the wording as selected, but agree with the intent of the change. It is generally not cardio related issues we deal with on marathon day, but trauma for both the equine and human if something goes terribly wrong. Being a former first responder and focused on trauma, the most important elements for the qualified medical professional immediate trauma care and control of the scene. Having at minimum a two person EMT team with direct communication to the region’s EMS communication network would be the minimum I accept at an event. Having a Doctor (who practices podiatry) or a Nurse (Hospice specialty) does not add the value or experience required to satisfy the intent of the rule change. If you are going to specify the medical requirements, make them make sense, or leave it to the organizer.
keithy says :August 6, 2013
I agree with the intent of this RCS but the wording needs change. It needs to include some type of wording on experience in trauma and first responder.
rules says :August 30, 2013
On behalf of Audrey Bostwick:
Agree with Ruthie Graves’ suggested wording
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