During public events in any section including art and culture, dance and performance, theatre, concerts, music festival, sports events, competitions, trade fairs and shows, there will be a lot of participants in the field. It’s a major responsibility to ensure the safety of each individual. There will be a clinic and ambulance on the site.
Whether you are at a high school football game, a music festival or a major league sports event, EMTs providing event medical services need to be able to respond quickly to any call for help. Responding quickly is half of the equation to success. Having the right tools to render the appropriate care is the other half.
The majority of responses or patient contacts often don’t require a visit to the onsite medical office, much less transportation to an emergency room. Improving a guest’s condition so they can enjoy the rest of their time in the venue is the primary goal of every event medical service provider.
In order to meet expectations of the organizer and their guests, event medical service providers need to have the tools on hand to be prepared to face a variety of possible issues. Knowing the organizer’s expectations for event medical services, as well as the capacity of on-location medical services and the availability of a dedicated transport unit is important to fine-tuning the supply list. While traditional emergency medical services often stock to regulatory minimums with just enough to get the patient to the hospital for definitive care, event medical services workers often add additional items so that guests who have received treatment can stay and keep enjoying the event. While remaining in the venue is not always possible due to the guest’s condition, transporting every patient that comes to a first aid station is simply unnecessary.