Emergency Action Plan Procedural Overview


Injury to Students

In the event of injury to a  student, the supervising school personnel will assess the victim for responsiveness and look for normal or abnormal breathing.  If the student is conscious, the responding supervisor shall provide basic first aid in accordance with their level of training, within their practice act, and in accordance with local and state regulations.  If the injury requires care that is beyond basic first aid, poses an immediate threat to life, or if there is no response, no breathing or only abnormal breathing, the supervisor will activate the emergency action plan by designating an appropriate individual to activate the emergency response system by calling the designated EMS hotline phone number, preferably via an available cell phone, or alternatively, using the nearest landline.  The individual designated to call EMS will communicate with EMS dispatch until told by dispatch to proceed to the EMS rendezvous location to escort EMS to the injury scene.  The designated EMS Escort will place the cell phone at the responding supervisor’s side prior to proceeding to the EMS rendezvous location.   The responding supervisor will then communicate with EMS dispatch directly via cell phone (or landline), and carry out all EMS dispatch directions.  Calls to EMS dispatch will only be terminated by EMS dispatch.  Upon activation of EMS, the responding supervisor will designate a second appropriate individual to retrieve the AED and BLS emergency kit from the designated location(s) and deliver them to the scene.   The individual designated to retrieve the AED and BLS equipment shall remain by the side of the responding supervisor while the remaining individuals attempt to find additional help.    The responding supervisor will then check the victim’s pulse.  If there is no pulse felt after a 5-10 second check, begin CPR until the AED is available.  If there are students appropriately trained or who are willing to help, the supervisor and/or EMS dispatch may recruit them to aid in caring for the injured student until more appropriate personnel are available.

If the responding supervisor is alone with the victim, the responding supervisor will activate the emergency response system and get the AED and BLS emergency kit, and return to the victim.

Once the student is under the care of EMS the responding supervisor shall contact the athlete’s parent/guardian to inform them of the student’s condition and communicate which hospital the student is being transported to.  If the students parent/guardian are unable to escort the student to the hospital in the ambulance, the responding supervisor may escort the athlete to the hospital provided their is appropriate supervision of remaining students who were under the responding supervisor’s supervision.  Alternatively, another appropriate individual may be assigned to supervise remaining students or escort the athlete during transport.  After communicating all appropriate information to the student’s parent/guardian, the responding supervisor will contact the school’s athletic director to report the incident and provide appropriate details.

Injury to Faculty

In the event of injury to a coach or supervisor, students who are appropriately trained may provide care in accordance with their level of training.  The first responder will assess the victim for responsiveness and look for normal or abnormal breathing.  If the victim is conscious, the first repsonder will provide basic first aid in accordance with their level of training, within their practice act, and in accordance with local and state regulations.  If the victim requires care that is beyond basic first aid, poses an immediate threat to life, or if there is no response, no breathing or only abnormal breathing, the first responder will activate the emergency action plan by designating an appropriate individual to activate the emergency response system by calling the designated EMS hotline phone number, preferably via an available cell phone, or alternatively, using the nearest landline.  The individual designated to call EMS will communicate with EMS dispatch until told by dispatch to proceed to the EMS rendezvous location to escort EMS to the injury scene.  The designated EMS Escort will place the cell phone at thefirst responder’s side prior to proceeding to the EMS rendezvous location.   The first responder will then communicate with EMS dispatch directly via cell phone, and carry out all EMS dispatch directions.  Calls to EMS dispatch will only be terminated by EMS dispatch.  Upon activation of EMS, the first responder will designate a second appropriate individual to retrieve the AED and BLS emergency kit from the designated location(s) and deliver them to the scene.   The individual designated to retrieve the AED and BLS equipment will remain by the side of the caring supervisor while the remaining individuals attempt to find additional help.    The first responder will then check the victim’s pulse.  If there is no pulse felt after a 5-10 second check, begin CPR until the AED is available.  If there are students appropriately trained or who are willing to help, the first responder and/or EMS dispatch may recruit them to aid in caring for the victim until more appropriate personnel are available.

If the first responder is alone with the victim, the first responder will activate the emergency response system and get the AED and BLS emergency kit, and return to the victim.

Once the victim is under the care of EMS, the first responder will contact the school’s athletic director to inform him/her of the incident.


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