Title

General consideration in the history, physical examination, and safety determination.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-2015

Institution/Department

Sports Medicine

Journal Title

Wilderness & environmental medicine

MeSH Headings

Athletes, Humans, Medical History Taking, Pediatrics, Physical Examination, Risk Assessment, Safety, Societies, Medical, Sports, Sports Medicine, Wilderness

ISSN

1545-1534

Abstract

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.

First Page

15

Last Page

19

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