Frank Guyette, MD, MS, MPH, FACEP is interviewed on new EM coverage for Pittsburgh Marathon

Frank Guyette, MD, MS, MPH, FACEP was interviewed by Craig Meyers of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette regarding the new emergency coverage plan for the 2016 Pittsburgh Marathon. This year will be the first time doctors will actually be running the course to assist with any on-course emergencies. Dr. Guyette is one of ten doctors to do so. Many of these doctors whom specialize in emergency medicine will be spaced out across the course, some running the full marathon and some the half, each moving at a different pace. The 10 doctors participating are active runners who were planning on taking part in the race before this opportunity arose. However, this year they will be equipped with belts in which they will carry a cell phone to call for further assistance if they encounter an emergency and a red marker to mark the race bib. In addition to the doctors in the race, the marathon has 17 medical stations along the course, as well as stations at the start and finish lines.

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