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Lightning and severe thunderstorms in event management.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22580490     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
There are a few national position stands/guidelines that address environmental conditions in athletics, yet they do not govern all outdoor sports. Extreme heat and cold, lightning, and severe wind can all be fatal, yet the majority of outdoor sports have no published guidelines addressing these conditions in relation to activity. Available research on extreme heat and cold conditions in athletics provides prevention strategies, to include acclimatization. Lightning and severe wind are two environmental conditions to which humans cannot accommodate, and they both can be deadly. There are strong positions on extreme heat/cold and lightning safety in athletics, but none affiliated with severe winds. Medical personnel involved in planning large outdoor sporting events must know of the presence of nationally published weather-related documents and apply them to their event. In addition, research needs to be expanded in the realm of establishing guidelines for safety to participants and spectators in severe wind conditions.
Authors:
Katie M Walsh
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current sports medicine reports     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1537-8918     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Sports Med Rep     Publication Date:    2012 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-05-14     Completed Date:  2012-10-23     Revised Date:  2012-11-05    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101134380     Medline TA:  Curr Sports Med Rep     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  131-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
245 Ward Sports Medicine Building, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858, USA. Walshk@ecu.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Anniversaries and Special Events
Guidelines as Topic
Humans
Lightning*
Safety / standards*
Sports*
Wind*

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