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First aid in motor sport
  1. Paul McCrory
  1. 31 Grosvenor Parade, Balwyn, Victoria 3103, Australia

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    (video). Motorsport Safety Fund, PO Box 239, West Malling, Kent ME19 4BL, UK. (£10.00 including post and packing.)

    This video is designed to cover first aid practices in motor sport. The authors claim that it is aimed at giving everyone involved in all disciplines of motor sport a basic understanding of first aid. Having watched the video through twice, I remain unclear as to whether this aim is actually achieved.

    Clearly in a 13 minute video, one cannot hope to cover first aid in any detail. Therefore people who watch the video need to be familiar with first aid beforehand. Why would you then watch such a video? Perhaps as a quick update of the issues before a sporting event. I would think for most first aiders this information is almost too basic and would suspect that they may gain little from the exercise.

    The problem is that the video concentrates primarily on the basics of first aid—that is, the “ABC” approach as well as other issues of hypothermia, burns, and so forth which are covered in a very superficial …

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