Arkansas Canoe Club

Medical Information

Please be aware that in the event of a medical problem, many locations on the Spring River are remote, in rough terrain, and cannot be accessed by emergency medical services. This lack of quick access to help is one of the risks we all must understand and accept in being outdoors and especially when paddling rivers like the Spring. This form will be emailed to the email address associated with the registration as we get closer to the event.

Some things that you can do to lessen these risks are:

  1. You must submit a Participant Health Information Form.   

  2. Prepare for your needs. Obtain adequate quantities of your medications and have appropriate means to carry them with you on the river. If you have any doubts, talk with your doctor and explain that in this school, you will be in remote locations and may be hours away from definitive medical care.

  3. Inform your Instructor of any medical condition such as: allergies, asthma, epilepsy, diabetes, infections, medications, recent injury or surgery, and significant physical limitations. If you carry emergency medications or injections, tell your Instructor about how and where you carry them, and bring an extra supply in a separate container so that if one is lost, there is another dose available. Please indicate on the registration form and/or Participant Health Form if you have any of these medical issues that should be discussed with your Instructor. 

Participants who are minors (under the age of eighteen) must have a Medical Release/Permission for Medical Treatment signed by parent or legal guardian.  This too will be emailed as we get closer to the actual event.

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