Code Blue offer a flexible package of trained personnel, equipment and logistics to match a promoter's specific requirements, nationwide, 7 days a week.
Code Blue can provide medical services to both the participants and the spectators. Our experts in sports medicine can assess and manage on-field injuries and advise on return-to-play decisions or liaise with clinics/hospitals regarding further treatment.
Spectators are looked after by an experienced team of paramedics, nurses and doctors (depending on the scale of the event), using up-to-date equipment and supported by voluntary and statutory ambulance services.
Case Study: The SPAR Great Ireland Run 2011, Phoenix Park, Dublin
Code Blue were contracted by NOVA International to provide medical supoort services to 8000 participants (600 children) and a similar number of spectators at the annual Great Ireland Run. Following close liaison with organisers, the Order of Malta Ambulance Corps, an Garda Siochana and the HSE, Code Blue provided
- Event Medical Officer (doctor)
- Specialist emergency nurse
- Paramedic controller
- Advanced Paramedic (motorbike)
- Paramedic (motorbike)
- 2 x CEN certified 1789/2000 (Cat B) Emergency Ambulances (fully equipped) and staffed by two approved PHECC-registered paramedics
- Event liaison officer
In total, 50 patients were treated by Code Blue with a variety of presentations, ranging from simple cuts and sprains to exhaustion and heat stroke. 3 patients were transferred to local acute hospitals.
For large mass gatherings which may extend over multiple days, a full field hospital may be needed to assess, treat and observe many patients. Code Blue can set up a field hospital fully-equipped and staffed by specialist emergency medicine doctors and nurses. They liaise with a field team of paramedics who provide on-location medical assessment and transfer. All personnel are co-ordinated by an experienced controller, who liaises with voluntary first aid organisations, local hospitals and event organisers.
Case study: Electric Picnic 2011, Stradbally, Co. Laois
Code Blue were contracted by POD/Festival Republic to provide medical support services for 5 days at the annual Electric Picnic Music Festival in Stradbally, Co. Laois with an estimated attendance of 40,000 people, including children up to 12 years. This comprised a 24-hour, full field hospital with
- 2 emergency medicine doctors
- 2 emergency medicine nurses
- 2 resuscitation bays with full resus capability
- 2 examination/minor injury bays
- 5 observation bays for intoxicated/exhausted patients
Code Blue co-ordinated with the St John Ambulance Brigade and Order of Malta Ambulance Corps to treat over 200 patients with injuries ranging from minor to severe and life-threatening.
Code Blue can supply a single paramedic to be on-site at your location, available to assess, treat and advise on any type of patient presentation for the duration of your event. All paramedics use a standardised kit and are clearly identifiable in custom Code Blue hi-vis gear.
Code Blue paramedic/first-aid staff will maintain a discreet, always-available presence on set. Our staff are punctual and professional.
A Code Blue paramedic will liaise will event promoters and build crew to be on-site punctually BEFORE the build is to begin, ensuring the crew work safely and on-time for your event.
This list is not exhaustive, however. We have found ourselves operating from windswept beaches to crowded stadia. Our experts wil advise on the minimum standards of medical cover required for your event.