Medical Services provide guidance on the first aid and medical support which is required and should be in place for any Special Olympics training or at any event or games.
The organisation is guided and governed in the identification of these medical/first aid requirements by Section 6.02 Special Olympics International Official General Rules, insurance requirements, international laws, regulations, standards and any other legal and mandatory obligations of the jurisdictions, north and south.
Key areas of responsibility include
Monitoring that all athletes have a completed Athlete Participation Form prior to their participation in any Special Olympics Ireland training or competition opportunity. The Athlete Participation Form is a combination of previous forms used, i.e. medical and consent forms.
Identifying and auditing the framework of service provided by the organization ensuring that standards are in line with Special Olympics Ireland requirements, international laws, regulations, standards and any other legal and mandatory obligations
Ensuring that the relevant medical operations, polices and procedures and operational forms are in place for use at any training, event or Games to ensure the health and wellbeing of all stakeholders of the organisation
Liaising with existing health services, first aid and other agencies
Volunteer for Medical Services
Use your medical skills to volunteer...
Do you have a medical professional qualification e.g. nurse, doctor or physio etc?
Would you like to use this to support the Special Olympics Ireland programme? You could support the athletes by providing medical cover at one of our competition events.
Find our more about volunteering
MNR November 2015