Mass screenings at mass participation events: MedFest at special olympics

Peter Seidenberg, Jason L. Eggers

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Abstract

MedFest events offer preparticipation physical evaluations to Special Olympics athletes. This free service can occur as free-standing events or can take place during Special Olympics Games. The goals of MedFest are to screen for conditions that are potentially life threatening or disabling or may predispose the athlete to injury or illness. The medication, cardiac, and neurologic histories are essential components of the evaluation. The majority of athletes screened during a MedFest event will be cleared for sports participation, but many will require some type of referral for further care. It is important for the organizers of the MedFest to have prearranged protocols to ensure that the athletes efficiently receive the required evaluations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)176-181
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent sports medicine reports
Volume14
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 4 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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