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Medical services of a mulicultural summer camp event: experiences from the 22nd World Scout Jamboree, Sweden 2011

Jammer, Ib ; Andersson, Christina Allansdotter ; Olinder, Anna Lindholm ; Selander, Bo ; Wallinder, Anna Elmerfeldt and Hansson, Stefan LU (2013) In BMC Health Services Research 13.
Abstract
Background: Prevention and treatment of medical issues are the main task of a health service at a youth camp. However, only few reports about organisation and implementation of camp health care are available. This makes it difficult for future camp directors to plan and estimate the health care needed for a certain camp size. We summarize the experience in planning and running health care for the 22nd World Scout Jamboree (WSJ) 2011 in Sweden. Methods: During the WSJ, 40,061 participants from 146 nations were gathered in southern Sweden to a 12 day summer camp. Another 31,645 people were visitors. Members for the medical service were 153 volunteering medical professionals with different language and cultural backgrounds from 18 different... (More)
Background: Prevention and treatment of medical issues are the main task of a health service at a youth camp. However, only few reports about organisation and implementation of camp health care are available. This makes it difficult for future camp directors to plan and estimate the health care needed for a certain camp size. We summarize the experience in planning and running health care for the 22nd World Scout Jamboree (WSJ) 2011 in Sweden. Methods: During the WSJ, 40,061 participants from 146 nations were gathered in southern Sweden to a 12 day summer camp. Another 31,645 people were visitors. Members for the medical service were 153 volunteering medical professionals with different language and cultural backgrounds from 18 different countries. Results: Of 40,061 participants 2,893 (7.3%) needed medical assistance. We found an equal distribution of cases to approximately one third surgical, one third medical and one third unspecified cases. Much energy was spent on health prevention, hygiene measures and organizing of psychological support. Conclusions: A youth camp with a multicultural population and a size of a small city demands flexible staff with high communication skills. Special attention should be paid in prevention of contagious diseases and taking care of psychological issues. (Less)
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Health services, Scout, Camp, Morbidity, Adolescent, Health policy, Safety, Paediatrics
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BMC Health Services Research
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187
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BioMed Central
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1472-6963
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10.1186/1472-6963-13-187
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English
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  abstract     = {Background: Prevention and treatment of medical issues are the main task of a health service at a youth camp. However, only few reports about organisation and implementation of camp health care are available. This makes it difficult for future camp directors to plan and estimate the health care needed for a certain camp size. We summarize the experience in planning and running health care for the 22nd World Scout Jamboree (WSJ) 2011 in Sweden. Methods: During the WSJ, 40,061 participants from 146 nations were gathered in southern Sweden to a 12 day summer camp. Another 31,645 people were visitors. Members for the medical service were 153 volunteering medical professionals with different language and cultural backgrounds from 18 different countries. Results: Of 40,061 participants 2,893 (7.3%) needed medical assistance. We found an equal distribution of cases to approximately one third surgical, one third medical and one third unspecified cases. Much energy was spent on health prevention, hygiene measures and organizing of psychological support. Conclusions: A youth camp with a multicultural population and a size of a small city demands flexible staff with high communication skills. Special attention should be paid in prevention of contagious diseases and taking care of psychological issues.},
  author       = {Jammer, Ib and Andersson, Christina Allansdotter and Olinder, Anna Lindholm and Selander, Bo and Wallinder, Anna Elmerfeldt and Hansson, Stefan},
  issn         = {1472-6963},
  language     = {eng},
  publisher    = {BioMed Central},
  series       = {BMC Health Services Research},
  title        = {Medical services of a mulicultural summer camp event: experiences from the 22nd World Scout Jamboree, Sweden 2011},
  url          = {https://lup.lub.lu.se/search/ws/files/3454304/4146149},
  doi          = {10.1186/1472-6963-13-187},
  volume       = {13},
  year         = {2013},
}