Posted by: Sunita Gill5 APR 2012
After making myself a green tea, I settled down at the pc.
My mind was still pondering on the case studies of lastnight.
I began to read the thesecond instalment of our training trilogy
This was called’ The use of drugs in sport: a healthcareprofessional’s perspective’.
It covers common sports injuries and minor ailments.
Much of this overlaps and serves as a refresher to theknowledge we would already have.
There is also a guide to the use of dietary supplements.
I collated a list of questions to ask the clinical lead.
Unfortunately, this training information is only formattedas an e-learning course so there isn’t a booklet to keep for reference.
I am hoping that we will be given a booklet or guide to keepwith us at all times during the Olympics.
Having completed this section Iwas then onto my final instalment.
Medical services at international sporting events: ahealthcare professional's perspective
This covered the key priorities of the Pharmacist at theOlympics and Paralympics.
We learnt about the various health provisions that would beprovided to the athletes.
On completing these e-learning programmes I couldn’t helpbut feel much more confident about the expectations and knowledge required of us.
If you’re a pharmacist then I strongly recommend completingthe e-learning packs as they make great reading and give a much clearerunderstanding of how pharmacy plays a key role for the athletes.
Next week I will be meeting my Pharmacist games maker peersfor the first time.
I wonder what inspired them to be a games maker.
Do they feel equipped for their role?
I look forward to sharing their experiences with you.