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‘Sideline Guidelines’ by Cleveland Clinic Innovations: a smartphone application for the on-field healthcare practitioner
  1. Hopin Lee1,2,
  2. Laura Struik3,
  3. Osman Hassan Ahmed4,5
  1. 1Neuroscience Research Australia, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  2. 2Prince of Wales Clinical School, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  3. 3School of Nursing, University of British Columbia's Okanagan Campus, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
  4. 4Department of Physiotherapy, Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Poole, Dorset, UK
  5. 5The FA Centre for Disability Football Research, Burton-Upon-Trent, Staffordshire, UK
  1. Correspondence to Hopin Lee, Neuroscience Research Australia, Barker Street, Randwick, Sydney, NSW 2033, Australia; hopinlee{at}

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Name of mobile application

Sideline Guidelines—Cleveland Clinic Innovations.


Health and Fitness.


iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone and iPad.


Free (no in-app purchases)—V.1.0 (9 July 2015).

About the app

A key role of the sports doctor, physiotherapist and athletic trainer is to detect, diagnose and treat sports injuries and medical emergencies on the sideline to ensure the health and safety of athletes.1 Sideline Guidelines, developed by Cleveland Clinic Innovations, is an app that is informed by a respected (US) national faculty, with the aim of assisting healthcare practitioners to manage sports injuries for high school, college and professional athletes from the sideline. The developers claim Sideline Guidelines to be the ‘first of its kind’.2 The overall purpose of this app is to provide sports …

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  • Twitter Follow Hopin Lee at @hopinlee and Osman Ahmed at @osmanhahmed

  • Contributors All three authors (HL, LS and OHA) independently reviewed the smartphone app and wrote this article together.

  • Competing interests HL—Grants (National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia).

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.