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General approach to the injured or unwell athlete 

General approach to the injured or unwell athlete
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General approach to the injured or unwell athlete
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10.1093/med/9780199602674.003.0013
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date: 21 October 2019

Introduction 12

Proper planning prevents poor performance.

Doctors and other healthcare professionals will be called upon to deal with both traumatic and medical emergencies. The general principles in the treatment of these patients are the same. Often there will be little or no information available to the attending professional, and so the priorities must be to restore the patient's vital functions first, and then, when time allows a more detailed head to toe assessment can be carried out....

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