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What to look out for during the Queen stage

Crowned the ‘Queen Stage’ for its 2850 m of climbing over 100 kms, it is going to be an exciting day of racing. Something different on this stage is the

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Starting strong and making the best of the Absa Cape Epic

Mediclinic Southern Africa understands that the Absa Cape Epic experience is often a once in a lifetime event for many riders. To ensure that you get the best of your experience, we have a few hacks to maximise the riding experience and minimise the risk of injury.

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Keeping the show on the road 

You may have read some, or all, of our inserts in preparation for the Absa Cape Epic. But before the race starts we wanted to let you know a bit

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Your kidneys will thank you ….

Doctors involved in multi-stage extreme events continuously highlight the need for good hydration to maintain performance. Due to the repeated nature of the exertion, each athlete must fully understand their

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When time in the saddle is a sore topic

With the expertise gained from 15 years at the Absa Cape Epic, the Mediclinic Corporate Events team understand that conditions aren’t always favourable for those who spend long hours in

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Mediclinic uses building materials that reduce background noise for minimal disturbance.
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  • Mediclinic trains more than a thousand nurses annually at training centres throughout Southern Africa.
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  • Most nursing units have windows overlooking gardens to promote healing.
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  • The triage admission system in our emergency centres has been able to reduce mortality by up to 50%.
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  • Immunisations save lives and help stop diseases from spreading.
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  • We found a practical solution to a shortage of theatre nurses by becoming a registered teaching institution.
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  • Our expert breastfeeding advice is based on the principles of the United Nations Children’s Fund and the World Health Organisation.
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  • Our hospitals have been awarded international accreditation for best practice in the management of environmental systems and practices.
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  • Trauma patients with a critically low temperature will often be wrapped in a space blanket to reduce heat loss.
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  • Our hospitals did the first minimally invasive transcatheter aortic valve implant procedure in Africa.
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Mediclinic supporting heroes across the field

The Absa Cape Epic is known as one of the toughest mountain bike races in the world – and this would be a challenge for any normal athlete. But when

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Less Germs – More Glory!

Over the upcoming eight days of the 2019 Absa Cape Epic, the race’s reputation as one of the world’s most recognised extreme races will once again be put to the

DID YOU KNOW?

  • We have backup generators for our backup generators so that we can provide uninterrupted expert care.
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  • We found a practical solution to a shortage of theatre nurses by becoming a registered teaching institution.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Mediclinic is one of the three leading private hospital groups in Southern Africa and the sixth largest private healthcare group in the world.
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  • Some of our hospitals have operating tables that can support patients of up to 370kg in weight and 2.2m in height.
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  • The only one in Africa and one of only 13 in the world, the P-I BrÅnemark Institute of Excellence at Mediclinic Morningside, specialises in facial reconstruction.
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  • To ensure sterility, our surgical instruments are twice wrapped in sterile fabric.
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  • Our hospitals have been awarded international accreditation for best practice in the management of environmental systems and practices.
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  • We monitor the temperature of our neonatal units as newborn babies are extremely sensitive to temperature change.
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  • A baby weighing 390g survived thanks to the expertise of Mediclinic’s highly qualified paediatric staff and specialists.
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  • Nurses can observe patients at all times as critical care units are designed like a beehive with the nurses’ station in the middle.
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A team 15 years in the making for the Absa Cape Epic

When the first Epic riders left the starting gate in 2004, Mediclinic event support consisted of three nurses and three doctors. With roughly 600 riders in the field, the team

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A century of care – nurses to be proud of

The Mediclinic events team have reached their Epic century as they start the 2018 event. The team, consisting of doctors, nurses, logistic staff and pathology together have served on 100

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Hand hygiene should be an Epic focus during the drought [infographic]

Completed over eight grueling days, the Absa Cape Epic is undoubtedly one of the world’s most recognised extreme races. With 650 teams participating, Mediclinic has taken into consideration the growing requirements for water in a resource stressed environment as well as the health threat this poses to riders.

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The odd couple at the Absa Cape Epic

The 2018 Absa Cape Epic will feature some of the world’s top adventure MTB racers. But one team stands out for the good they’re aiming to achieve: flying the flag for cycling as a way to uplift disadvantaged South Africans.

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Rider Briefing [infographic]

Mediclinic would like to welcome you to the 2018 ABSA Cape Epic. Mediclinic has partnered as official medical partner with the race since its inception 15 years ago and once again the team look forward to being of assistance to you during this year’s event! We would also like to provide some insight into how we believe we can best combat the influences of the drought on the race.

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Elmar Sprink – a rider with heart

Elmar Sprink is an amazing example of how the human body can face anything – when it is provided the necessary training and support. As a heart transplant recipient Elmar spent months waiting for a heart to become available, and when he was given the opportunity for a new lease on life, he grabbed it with both hands.

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Mediclinic race support: ABSA Cape Epic Prologue

This year saw 1300 riders in the starting blocks of the 2017 Absa Cape Epic. Of those riders only 47 were medically treated for a number of different injuries.

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Medical support at the 2017 Absa Cape Epic [infographic]

Mediclinic’s fully equipped race hospital and events team is on hand to offer medical support throughout the 2017 Absa Cape Epic. Here are some of the stats:

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Be prepared on the 2017 Absa Cape Epic [infographic]

The much-anticipated Absa Cape Epic kicks off at Meerendal Wine Estate. Here’s how riders can make sure they’re prepared for any hiccups along their adrenaline-fuelled eight-day ride:

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2017 Absa Cape Epic by the numbers [infographic]

The 2017 Absa Cape Epic in numbers, including stages, climbing and distance covered.

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‘All I could think of was getting to the finish’

An abnormally high heart rate is dangerous no matter who you are. Elite mountain bike racer Jennie Stenerhag suffered an abnormal heart rhythm while competing in the 2016 Absa Cape Epic. This is her story.

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