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Infographic. Prehospital management of exertional heat stroke at sports competitions for Paralympic athletes
  1. Victoria L Goosey-Tolfrey1,
  2. Yuri Hosokawa2,
  3. Nick Webborn3,
  4. Cheri Blauwet4,
  5. Paolo Emilio Adami5
  1. 1School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, The Peter Harrison Centre for Disability Sport, Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK
  2. 2Faculty of Sport Sciences, Waseda University, Tokorozawa, Saitama, Japan
  3. 3School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK
  4. 4Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Spaulding Rehabilitation; Spaulding Hospital/Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Charlestown, Massachusetts, USA
  5. 5Health and Science, IAAF Health & Science Department, International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), Monaco
  1. Correspondence to Dr Victoria L Goosey-Tolfrey, Peter Harrison Centre for Disability Sport, Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK; v.l.tolfrey{at}

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This infographic presents a summary of the prehospital management of exertional heat stroke (EHS) at sports competitions for Para athletes.1 Our original article was designed to provide Para athlete-specific modifications to the original EHS algorithm that was developed and implemented at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.2 Both the Olympic and Paralympic algorithms were successfully rolled out during educational workshops leading into the games, and implemented with support of the organising committee medical volunteers in Tokyo. It is the authors’ intention that these algorithms can be used at other events where Para athletes compete, given that competitive para sport opportunities are expanding. For example, …

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  • Correction notice This article has been corrected since it published Online First. The figure legend has been corrected.

  • Collaborators Infographic developed by the translational team from the orginal BJSM article that involved the wider group - B. Stephenson, S. Bermon, S Racinais and W Derman.

  • Contributors All the authors were involved with the wider international working group in the writing of the main manuscript highlighted in BJSM. VLG-T and the design team at Loughborough University were involved in the main design of this infographic, with input from the translational working group of PEA, YH, NW and CB. The infographic has also involved the input from two current Paralympic athletes.

  • Funding This study was funded by Peter Harrison Foundation

  • Competing interests None declared.

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