29.10.2012 | Multi-Language Medicine in Motor Sport
New language versions of motor sport medicine book launched
The FIA Institute's Medicine in Motor Sport book has been published in Arabic and Spanish for the first time. It adds to the version already available in English, which was launched last year, ensuring that it is accessible to most motor sport medical practitioners around the world.
The publication provides medical personnel with an in-depth understanding of a broad range of topics from medical infrastructure at motor sport events to extrication techniques and advice on dealing with motor sport-specific injuries. The book is not intended for academic study but rather for practical use at motor sport events from karting to Formula One. It presents safe, accepted approaches for the trackside treatment of motor sport trauma patients.
The 250-page book, edited by Formula One Medical Rescue Coordinator Professor Gary Hartstein, brings together medical and motor sport expertise from more than 20 contributors across 10 countries.
Medicine in Motor Sport is split into two parts. The first part, entitled The Motor Sport Environment, provides an overview of the organisation of motor sport, the role of the FIA, the Medical Commission, circuit procedures, racecar types, driver equipment, and the role of the Chief Medical Officer.
The second part, Motor Sport Medicine, outlines detailed medical guidance for all types of accidents and injuries. This includes extrication and primary survey procedures, as well as guidelines for numerous injuries including thoracic injury, abdominal trauma, head injury and spinal trauma.
A second edition of the book is currently being prepared by the FIA Institute and will be published at the end of 2013.
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