The Medical team during the Oman Desert Marathon

The Medical team during the Oman Desert Marathon

The medical team of the Oman Desert Marathon is backed by Oman Medical staff who provides all the necessary material and medication and who are  present with a fully equipped ambulance during the different stages and in the different camps during the week of running.

The medical team of the Oman Desert Marathon is backed by Oman Medical staff consisting in heart specialist, a physiotherapiest  and several medical assistants.

The Omani medical Staff will provide all the necessary material and medication and is present with a fully equipped ambulance during the different stages and in the different camps during the week of running.

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Living and working as a physiotherapist in England, Debbie has completed a variety of marathons, multi stage events and adventure races, both running and biking.  She ran the MdS in 2013 and raised money for the charity Facing Africa.  Debbie has been a volunteer at the MdS in 2014 and 2015.  During the Oman Desert Marathon Debbie will gladly help you with troublesome muscles, painful legs, taping …

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Patricia is a registered nurse working at the emergency department of the University Hospital Antwerp in Belgium.  She has run multiple marathons and worked as a volunteer during different multistage events ( MdS, Andalusia Trail, Grand 2 Grand).  She was part of the medical team of the Andalusia trail 2015.

Patricia will advice and help you with all the medical problems common during a multi stage event.

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Geert is an anesthesiologist with qualifications in emergency medicine, intensive care medicine and wilderness medicine.  He has done several multistage runs himself and worked in the medical team of different events ( Andalusia Trail, Oman Desert marathon, Crossroads Portugal …)
Geert will help Debbie and Patricia during their work and will supervise the medical side of the Oman desert marathon event.

DESERT MARATHON MEDICAL KIT COMUPULSORY AND SUGGESTED ITEMS

COMPULSORY ITEMS

A gel to disinfect and clean the hands ( most brands are based on alcohol)

A disinfectant to clean blisters, small wounds : antiseptic fluid or antiseptic wipes

Plasters of Varying Sizes

Bandage

1 Roll of Micro-Pore Tape

Tweezers

1 Crepe Bandage or 80 cm of kinesio taping

SPECIFIC BLISTER CARE ITEMS suggested

Needles (2 x 18 and 21 gauge will do) – package with care!

Scalpel blades -package with care!

Blister Care 4 x Compeed Plasters or other brand

DRUGS LIST suggested items
(please ask your doctor about possible allergies or intolerance)

Paracetamol (Acetaminophen)

Loperamide (Imodium)

Diarolyte, ORS, or other brand

Ondansetron 4 mg ( 10 X)

Ciporfoxacine 500 mg ( 6 X)

PERSONAL CARE suggested items
(please ask your doctor about possible allergies or intolerance)

Sting / Bite Relief Cream

Cream to prevent/ ease chafting

Suncream

  1. During the race and at camp the medical and phsio staff will be available to treat you in case of need, the medical kit is intended for safety and emergency purposes only.
  2. Don’t take to the desert anti inflammatory drugs like diclofenac, ibuprofen. This kind of drugs can be very danger in warm + sports environments and lead to severe dehydration.
  3. Ask your doctor before taking drugs and this kit to find possible individual contraindications.
  4. During the race, always notify our doctor of any kind of drug you are taking
  5. During the race, ask our doctor before taking any drug.
  6. When using the cream for chafting be sure to remove any trace of sand and dirt, attention not to mix it with sand and dirt
  7. If there are medical issues that one of you want advice about before the start of the race I gladly will answer your questions in full confidence Mail: geert.meese@pandora.be

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