For the purpose of these regulations, the following definitions apply:
Advanced life support (ALS) ambulance
An ambulance equipped to provide the highest possible level of emergency medical care. As a minimum the ambulance must contain sufficient equipment for resuscitation, as well as equipment with which to manage life-threatening conditions.
Automated external defibrillator (AED)
An automatic device designed to provide heart defibrillation through the delivery of shock rhythms via electrodes positioned on the patient’s chest.
A diagnostic test that uses ultrasound waves to create an image of the heart muscle and reveal any abnormalities.
A test to measure the electrical activity of the heart over a period of time, primarily used to detect heart disorders.
Emergency medical bag
A receptacle that can easily be transported by one person and is large enough to hold all the required pitchside medical equipment.
A room in the match stadium/hall that is prepared and reserved for the medical treatment of players, team officials, the referee team and match officers.
A qualified medical official trained to provide ALS treatment as well as to recognise and manage life-threatening conditions.
Pitchside emergency doctor
A physician trained to provide ALS treatment as well as to recognise and manage life-threatening conditions.
Stadium/hall medical coordinator
The person with overall responsibility for the provision of medical services within a stadium/hall for a specific match, ideally with a medical background.
Therapeutic use exemption (TUE)
An authorisation to use a substance or method that would otherwise be prohibited by the World Anti-Doping Code.
In these regulations, the use of the masculine form refers equally to the feminine.