Step 1:  Process overview
 
We will conduct interviews with all stakeholders – including event and medical directors, board of directors if applicable, current medical providers, and other staff – either on-site or by phone to give us an overview of the processes currently in place.
Step 2:  Research and review local compliance requirements
 
We will contact and interview the appropriate local resources including area hospitals, EMS services, as well as, federal and state emergency/safety authorities to identify and asses local compliance requirements, medical protocols, and availability of resources.
Step 3:  Review injury and medical statistics from previous events.
 
Ideally we look for patterns or trends in injury and medical needs from the event's previous 5 years, if available. Our goal is to identify the volume and types of needs, the variables involved (course terrain, weather, etc...) and assess how those needs were handled and whether medical protocols were followed or need to be adjusted.
Step 4:  Risk Assessment.
 
We will identify strengths and weakness of your existing program by mapping data collected against industry best practices, availability and use of local resources, compliance to standards, communication, training, and staffing. Additional details are assessed as needed depending on variable specific to each event. 
Step 5:  Recommendations & Next Steps.
 
A written report will be produced in conjunction with a face-to-face or video conference, to discuss recommendations, priorities, and next steps. A question and answer session with all stakeholders is recommended and and SMC will offer further guidance as needed.