Aquatic Venues

© Sports Medicine Concepts, Inc.  All Rights Reserved. Aquatic Facilities The American Red Cross identifies patron surveillance as the single most important component of protecting the health and safety of pool patrons.1  Pool patrons at aquatic facilities hosting athletic events, practices, training and conditioning, and rehabilitation will be a diverse population, including athletes, medical personnel, […]

Comprehensive Sport EAP_2019

© Sports Medicine Concepts, Inc.  All Rights Reserved. SPORTS MEDICINE CONCEPTS’ Primary Objectives Critical Care Triangle™ AS THE ORGANIZATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR THE COMPREHENSIVE BEST-PRACTICE EMERGENCY ACTION PLAN This comprehensive  emergency action plan has been developed as a guide to help the  medical team comply with best-practice emergency action plan standards.  While this document does provide specific [...]

Comprehensive HS EAP_2018

© Sports Medicine Concepts, Inc.  All Rights Reserved. SPORTS MEDICINE CONCEPTS’ Primary Objectives Critical Care Triangle™ AS THE ORGANIZATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR THE COMPREHENSIVE BEST-PRACTICE EMERGENCY ACTION PLAN This comprehensive  emergency action plan has been developed as a guide to help the  medical team comply with best-practice emergency action plan standards.  While this document does provide specific [...]

Essential Elements

© Sports Medicine Concepts, Inc.  All Rights Reserved. ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF A BEST-PRACTICE EMERGENCY ACTION PLAN Effective pre-hospital care and management of medical emergencies depends upon advanced life support (ALS) interventions that build upon the basic life-support (BLS) fundamental principles of early recognition and activation of EMS, early CPR, rapid defibrillation, drug therapy, advanced airway […]

Intracranial Hemorrhage Write-Up

© Sports Medicine Concepts, Inc.  All Rights Reserved.  HEAD TRAUMA OVERVIEW The medical team will designate an appropriate head injury assessment location for each venue.  The head injury assessment location shall be a quiet location which will remove the athlete from the chaotic competition environment and permit medical personnel to conduct a thorough head injury […]

Severe Weather/ Lightning Write-Up

© Sports Medicine Concepts, Inc.  All Rights Reserved. LIGHTNING Contributed by Pete McCabe, MS, ATC OVERVIEW Injuries sustained from lightning have been well documented in recent literature.  It is important to note that if lightning safety procedures are not reviewed and implemented, lightning occurrences can result in  fatal outcomes in the athletic setting.  According to […]

Concussion Policy Write-Up

© Sports Medicine Concepts, Inc.  All Rights Reserved. Concussion Policy OVERVIEW Currently Under Systematic Review Scheduled for Completion: Fall 2017 SMC Step-Wise CRP

Pneumothorax Write-Up

© Sports Medicine Concepts, Inc.  All Rights Reserved. PNEUMOTHORAX Contributed by: Brad Wilson, NRP OVERVIEW During respirations, the diaphragm contracts and causes a negative pressure in the plural cavity, causing the lungs to expand and fill with air. When the diaphragm relaxes, a positive pressure is created and allows the lungs to deflate.  During certain […]

Documentation Write-Up

© Sports Medicine Concepts, Inc., All Rights Reserved. DOCUMENTATION ANNUAL REHEARSAL Game Day Annual Rehearsal Report Practice Day Annual Rehearsal Report Training Camp Annual Rehearsal Report REVIEW OF SENTINEL EVENT Sentinel Event Review Form Post-Transport Report Form Sentinel Event Overview In order to deliver best practices and design process improvements that enhance the quality of […]

Hypoglycemia Write-Up

© Sports Medicine Concepts, Inc.  All Rights Reserved. HYPOGLYCEMIA OVERVIEW Normal fasting blood glucose levels range from 60-80 to 100 mg/dl.  Normal postprandial levels are less than 160 mg/dL at 2 hrs post ingestion. Chronic hypoglycemia is associated with long-term damage and dysfunction involving the eyes, kidneys, nerves, and heart. Diabetes is a chronic endocrine […]