There is a heightened awareness of terrorism in this country. There always remains the possibility of nonterrorist disasters at sporting venues. The team physician will be among the first medical responders to a disaster at a sporting venue. By being involved in the creation of an emergency action plan, learning the incident command system, understanding triage, and obtaining basic trauma life support skills, the team physician can be prepared to respond to mass casualty incidents at sporting events.
Address: Kaiser Permanente Sports Medicine Fellowship Program, 9985 Sierra Avenue, Fontana, CA 92335, USA. E-mail: AARON.L.RUBIN@KP.ORG
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