I was covering the Judo at the British Universities and Colleges Sports (BUCS) Nationals this week. At times it seemed more like a triage service at an A & E department. There were numerous blood injuries to take care of on the mats, and high demand for slings with all the armlocks taking place. As the medical support staff there, we had to determine whether the elbows were sprained, subluxed, dislocated or fractured (broken), and do that quickly. This kind of experience really sharpened my acute injury response to medical situations, and working with the fantastic doctor on site was great. My Sports Trauma training certainly came in handy to say the least!