Rinicare’s PRIME system was on site and providing medical support to the brave competitors of Red Bull’s Neptune Steps event in Glasgow on Saturday 23rd March.
Cheered on by crowds of 3,000 spectators, 600 swimmers braved the cold waters of the Clyde & Forth canal in fast and frantic races over 420 metres of open water. As though the swim distance was not challenge enough, competitors also had to hoist themselves over several canal lock gates using ropes and ladders – whilst simultaneously negotiating waterfalls of icy cold water. Not an event for the faint-hearted, Red Bull Neptune Steps 2019 saw temperatures drop to 8 degrees and some swimmers needing intervention from medical professionals onsite.
Rinicare’s PRIME system was, however, deployed at the event and ready to provide medical support. Used by the excellent staff of Extreme Medics, PRIME proved to not only be an effective monitoring tool by providing immediate patient assessment but it also allowed onsite personnel to create a digital patient record form remote transmission and archiving.
Capturing ECG traces, oxygen saturation, temperature, blood pressure and other vital signs was invaluable to the team on the ground in Glasgow and helped to ensure the event was both successful and safe for all.