Issues for the Traveling Team Physician

Abstract

This article outlines the value of having the team physician traveling with athletes to away venues for competitions or training sessions. At present, this travel presents several issues for the team physician who crosses state lines for taking care of the athletes. In this article, these issues and their possible remedies are discussed. A concern for the travelling team physician is practicing medicine while caring for the team in a state where the physician is not licensed. Another issue can be the transportation of controlled substances in the course of providing optimal care for the team athletes. These two issues are regulatory and legislative issues at both the state and federal levels. On the practical side of being a team physician, the issues of emergency action plans, supplies, and when to transport injured or ill patients are also reviewed.


Autor / Fonte:Christopher C Kaeding, James Borchers Journal of Knee Surgery 2016 June 6
Link: https://www.thieme-connect.de/DOI/DOI?10.1055/s-0036-1584193