Position Statements

Sport pre-participation screening for AAI in Down Syndrome patients

Position Statement - Sport pre-participation screening for AAI in Down Syndrome patients Introduction Down Syndrome (DS) is a clinical syndrome comprising of typical facial features and various physical and intellectual disabilities…

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Medical Record Keeping in Sport

Position Statement - Medical Record Keeping in Sport Medical record keeping in sport. Doctors giving medical advice and treatment at any level of sport are required, under the GMC's Good…

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Cardiac Arrest in Young People

Position Statement - Cardiac Arrest in Young People The FSEM supports the work of CRY in screening for cardiac abnormalities in the young, including young athletes. There are many different causes…

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Performance Enhancing Drugs in Sport

Position Statement - Performance Enhancing Drugs in Sport Performance enhancing drugs in sport. The Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (FSEM) UK does not support the use of performance enhancing…

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Cross Recognition of Emergency Care Courses in Sport

Position Statement - Cross Recognition of Emergency Care Courses in Sport Joint statement by the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (FSEM), the Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care (FPHC) and the…

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Mouthguard Use in Sport

Position Statement - Mouthguard Use in Sport Dental trauma sustained as a result of sports participation can be prevented and minimised by wearing a properly fitting and custom made mouthguard.…

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A Doctor’s Duty of Care When Attending a Football Game

A Doctor's Duty of Care When Attending a Football Game Joint Statement by the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine UK (FSEM) and the British Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine (BASEM) When…

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Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) in Public Places

Position Statement - Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) in Public Places Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is a major cause of death in developed Western countries with an estimated 60,000 cases annually…

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Youth Resistance Training

Position Statement - Youth Resistance Training There has been an increase in the popularity of formalised training within young athletes, including the use of resistance training modalities. This is a…

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DEXA Use in Sports Medicine

Position Statement - DEXA Use in Sports Medicine DEXA (Dual Energy Xray Absorptiometry) has been available for over 25 years and it is now an established diagnostic tool for measuring…

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