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Sports doctors' resuscitation skills under examination: do they take it seriously?
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    Examination of resuscitaion skills
    • Arturo Lupoli, General Practitioner
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      • Treasurer BASICS-SoliCARE Prehospital Care Scheme

    Dear Editor

    Lavis et al [1] seek to explain the poor results obtained by candidates undertaking the Bath University diploma in sports and exercise medicine as a failure of the candidate to take the subject seriously. They expect the standard to be comparable to “that required of a candidate completing the same task on an ATLS, PHTLS or ALS course.”

    A candidate undertaking any of the above courses, or a...

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    Sports doctors' first aid skills
    Dear Editor,

    I cannot resist the temptation to join the debate on sports doctors’ resuscitation skills [1,2]. The study by Thompson et al [3] suggested that there is a perceived need amongst Sports specialists for first aid skills. However I received no response to my letter concerning this, [4] which indirectly posed the question, ‘should doctors who attend aquatic sports be able to deal with a suspected cervical...

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