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.  

Role of the First Responders

Critical Care TriangleCritical 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; and 4. escort injured/ill athlete to ED to ensure continuity of care. 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 retrieval, delivery, and preparation of emergency equipment / medicine required by critical care triangle personnel. 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; 5. initiating phone tree.

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 .

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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Women’s Tennis

Emergency Action Plan Summary


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Welcome to the campus of  , home of the . Keeping all athletes and staff safe while participating in athletic activities on campus is a top priority for  the athletic department.  Please review the following emergency action plan summary for important emergency response details should there be an injury during today’s activities.  A procedural overview will be reviewed by an athletic trainer or other school official during a medical time out conducted prior to the start of each scheduled contest, and a copy of this summary will be conspicuously throughout appropriate facilities and in the visiting team facilities. A copy of the athletic department’s comprehensive emergency action plan is filed in the athletic director’s office. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact  Head Football Athletic Trainer,   at or  the  Head Athletic Trainer .
In the event of an injury to a visiting team athlete the   medical team and staff will make themselves visible to the visiting team staff and will stand ready to assist in any and all capacity.
Non- Life-Threatening Hand Signal:
Need Assistance: pat on top of head
Life-Threatening Hand Signal: 
All come: arms crossed in front of chest
Emergency Medical Services 
Activate EMS
Dispatch Direct Line
Approximate Response Time


Game Day

Ambulance Location
EMS Rendezvous Location
BLS Emergency  Kit
Splints/Immobilization Supplies
Emergency Medications
Athlete Health Hx / Emergency Contact Info


Facility Information
Level 1 Trauma 
Nearest Civilian Hospital
Nearest Military Hospital
Nearest Pharmacy
Pharmacy Phone:
Pharmacy Hours:


Field Location
Women’s Tennis Athletic Trainer
Head Athletic Trainer
Head Team Physician
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