Providing medical care in a changing environment
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Providing medical care in a changing environment

Robert Shelswell Freelance emergency care nurse practitioner

An emergency care practitioner explains how the COVID-19 pandemic made event medicine disappear overnight

Uncertainty’ has been a commonly used word over the past 12 months with all things COVID-19, particularly for all of us who work in event medicine. Shortly after the start of the pandemic production companies cancelled their stadium tours, filming schedules were shelved and turnstiles at sporting venues were locked shut: work for event medics had all but dried up: Without live music shows, television productions, the summer outdoor festival season and the many tiers and fields of competitive sport, the work was simply not there.

Emergency Nurse. 29, 3, 12-12. doi: 10.7748/en.29.3.12.s10

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