All those participating in triage, chiropractic, massage, physical therapy, podiatry must be licensed/certified in their field of chiropractic, massage therapy, podiatry, physical therapy or occupational therapy. This also applies to medical providers including doctors, RNs, LPNs, paramedics, EMTS and ATCS. All members of this crew will be expected to be capable of performing basic first aid.
Other duties include triage, basic history taking, sports medicine (overuse syndrome, sprains), and in some instances, basic and advanced life-support duties, depending on the crew member’s level of training and expertise.
Medical problems that may be encountered include, but are not limited to, sprains, sunburn, allergic reactions, abrasions, lacerations, mild to moderate dehydration, hyponatremia, asthma, some respiratory problems, hypo- and hyperthermia, and blisters.
The medical team will be assigned to the stops along the walk route, as well as in the hotel.