Centre of Excellence:

    University of Pretoria, High Performance Centre, South Africa

    Medical Specialty:

    Sport Emergency Medicine

    General information:

    Efraim has passionately been involved in emergency medicine for 30 years, including involvement in mass gathering medicine, which resulted in him being called up for duty for the FIFA World Cup South Africa 2010. Since then he has been actively involved with FIFA Medical in helping to establish international norms and standards for football medical services, football emergency medicine, particularly in the prevention and management of Sudden Cardiac Arrest on the Football Field.

    Efraim is also involved in disaster medicine and has been actively involved in Urban Search + Rescue Missions to earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, floods and volcanoes. He just does not know how to sit home and relax.

    Currently Efraim is head of an academic, teaching accident and emergency department at the Thelle Mogoerane Regional Hospital outside of Johannesburg, which keeps him busy and mostly out of trouble.

    Team/Sports/Research/Academic Involvement:

    • Head: Department of Emergency Care, Thelle Mogoerane Regional Hospital, Vosloorus, South Africa.
    • Extraordinary Professor: Section Sports Medicine, University of Pretoria
    • Adjunct Professor: Division of Emergency Medicine, Witwatersrand University
    • Member of F-MARC
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    General Emergency

    Medical emergencies should always be managed along the lines of existing protocols.

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    Head and Neck

    In international championships, approximately 13% of all injuries were classified as head and neck injuries.

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    Environment

    Football is a global game. As a result, it is played in a wide range of environmental conditions.

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    Event Planning

    All football tournaments, like the FIFA World Cup™, require a large amount of planning and preparation.

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    Sudden Cardiac Arrest

    Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is the leading cause of sudden death in footballers on the field-of-play (FoP).

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