Key Learning Points

  • Equipment list: equipment choices should be based on the epidemiology of injury and illness of the sport being covered, combined with a risk assessment.
  • Equipment maintenance: all medical equipment should be used and maintained in line with manufacturers recommendations
  • Equipment storage: All equipment should be stored in suitable, secure facilities and when in transit in adequately sturdy containers, to protect and secure the equipment.
  • Medicines management: all medicines should be ordered, received, stored, administered, dispensed and disposed of, in accordance with the law and current legislation
  • Equipment and medicines abroad: early planning is essential to identify equipment andmedicines required for a tour with the appropriate documentation and liaison with local medical services and other amenities.