General Consideration in the History, Physical Examination, and Safety Determination.
Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine
Sports; Natural Environment; Physical Examination, Preparticipation; Patient History Taking; Clinical Assessment Tools; Sports Classification; Risk Assessment; Decision Making, Clinical; Sports Participation
A thorough medical history is perhaps the most important aspect when evaluating an athlete before wilderness adventure. A physical examination should follow focusing on conditions that may be affected by changes in atmospheric pressure, extremes of temperature, or altitude. This information can then be used to make safety recommendations ensuring that adventurers are able to safely enjoy participation in the wilderness pursuit of their choice.
Buchanan, Jonathan; Dexter, William; Powell, Amy; and Wright, Justin, "General Consideration in the History, Physical Examination, and Safety Determination." (2015). Maine Medical Center. 1080.