Emergency Action Plan Summary

This protocol has been developed by the medical staff to reflect standing orders for care of critically injured athletes. This protocol is a summary drawn from the team’s comprehensive emergency action plan, and is intended to summarize the medical team’s preparation and initial response to emergencies.  This protocol summary is intended to serve only as a guideline.  The following procedures are not intended to substitute for prudent autonomous medical decision-making required during actual care and management of a sick or injured individual.  Please see the comprehensive emergency action plan for a formal write-up and reference material.  

Instructions For Distributing This Summary

Within 5 days of an event check the accuracy of the information in this EAP Summary and make any required updates by making appropriate changes in your Team Profile. Once the summary is complete use the Stare button in the top right corner of the page to send  this document to appropriate home and visiting personnel.  Enter the email addresses of those you would like to receive a link to this document, then select a date at which time the link will expire. This link will allow recipients to open the responsive EAP Summary document and take full advantage of all its features on any computer or internet capable mobile device, including the auto-dial and mapping features. Have all appropriate personnel review this responsive document during the event’s Medical Time Out.

Instruction for Recipient

You have received this EAP summary because your team will be visiting our facility.  This document provides a summary of vital information that you may need in the event of an injury/illness to a player of staff.  This is a responsive document that provides auto-dial and mapping/direction features.  This document will be reviewed with you during a medical time out that will be performed prior to the event by our athletic trainer, .  Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call at .

Printing Instructions

Set your printer to 2-sided printing, and print pages 2 and 3 of this document.  Laminate the printed version of this summary and post conspicuously throughout the event venue.

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Welcome to , home of the . Please review the following emergency action plan summary for important emergency response details.  A copy of the complete EAP, including policies and protocols, training, proficiency verification, equipment lists, and maintenance records are filed in the athletic training room. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact , Head Athletic Trainer.
In the event of an emergency involving a player, the Critical Care Triangle™ will immediately evaluate, render appropriate first-aid, and activate EMS as indicated.   In the event of an injury to a visiting team player, the  medical team will make themselves visible at the 40 yard line.   In the event that medical support is required, visiting medical teams shall use the signals below to summon help.  The medical team will stand ready to assist and provide any assets required of visiting medical teams during the care and management of their injured player.
Initiating the Game-Day Emergency Action Plan
Hand Signal:
Radio Call: 
Ambulance Location: 
Code Runner: 
The Role of the First Responder  Critical Care Triangle.  Critical care triangle personnel provide immediate care for the athlete and do not leave their position unless a more qualified professional arrives to perform a specialized critical care task.  Critical care triangle personnel are responsible for: 1. signaling to initiate appropriate component of the emergency action plan; 2. activating EMS; 3. providing immediate care of the injured or ill athlete; 4. escort injured/ill athlete to ED to ensure continuity of care. Critical Support Triangle.  Critical support triangle personnel are responsible for ensuring that the emergency equipment and personnel needs of the critical care triangle are met.  The support triangle will provide for the following: 1. retrieval, delivery, and preparation of emergency equipment / medicine required by critical care triangle personnel. Perimeter Support.  Perimeter support personnel are responsible for the following: 1. calling 911 when prompted by critical care triangle ( provide name, address, telephone number, condition of athlete, first aid treatment, specific directions, other information as requested); 2. meeting EMS at rendezvous; 3. directing EMS to appropriate on-field location; 4. scene control: limit scene to first aid providers and move teammates/coaches/bystanders away from area; 4. initiating phone tree.
Game-Day Emergency Response Equipment
On-Site Location
 Airway Management
 Advanced Life-Support (ALS) / EMS
 Automated External Defibrillators
 Basic Life Support (BLS) Emergency  Kit
 Cervical Immobilization Supplies
 Extremity Splints
 Rx Formularies
 Emergency Medications

Game-Day Receiving Facilities
Facility Location Map Links
Auto-Dial Hotline
 Neurological Hospital 
 Unstable Injury Hospital 
 Nearest Hospital
 Stadium Radiology
 Game Day Emergency Response Personnel
Game Day Emergency Contacts 
On-Site Location
Auto-Dial Hotline
 Athletic Training  Contact
 Physician Contact
 UNC Contact
 AMP Contact
 30 yardline
 EMS Coordinator
 Home Team Paramedic
Home team sideline, behind bench at 30 yardline
 Visting Team Paramedic
Visiting team sideline, behind bench at 30 yardline
 Injury Spotter
Replay Booth

Game Day Operations 
On-Site Location
Auto-Dial Hotline
 Player Personnel Rep
 Executive Suite
 Administrative Liaison
 Executive Suite

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