Emergency Action Plan Procedural Overview

 


General Emergency Response Preferences
Critical Care Triangle™:  First to arrive
Repositioning Technique:  
Transfer Technique:  
Stable Evacuation:  Establish and maintain CABiN™ access via   transferring the athlete to rigid support using the ; evacuate to
Neuro Evacuation:  Establish and maintain CABiN™ access via   transferring the athlete to rigid support using the ; evacuate to
Unstable Evacuation:  Establish and maintain CABiN™ access via the   transferring the athlete to rigid support  using the ; evacuate to
Airway Management Plan:  General sequence of
Advanced Airway Placement:  From the with the
Full Crash Equipment Management:  
Equipment/Uniform Removal:  
Equipment Removal Location:  , unless otherwise indicated

General Game Day Procedural Overview

Radio contact will be established and confirmed between team medical personnel and on-site EMS via two-way radios set to a clear and quiet channel.  All radio communications will be backed up by using the specific designated verbal calls and hand signals called out above.  In the event of injury, the designated CCT™ will broadcast in route to make initial contact with the athlete.  The remaining medical team members and EMS will position themselves near their respective emergency response equipment with a clear line of sight to receive all radio communications and hand signals coming from the CCT™.  CCT™ personnel, led by the individual at the A-position, will complete an initial assessment to determine the extent of injury.  If CCT™ personnel do not require any additional help to manage the injured athlete, the A-Man will instruct the B-Man to signal a  toward the remaining medical staff and broadcast  on the radio.    If additional help from team medical personnel only is required by CCT™, the A-Man will instruct the B-Man to signal a  to other medical team members.  All medical personnel will repeat the given hand signal back to the CCT™ to confirm receipt of all communications. 

Should EMS be required, the designated EMS Escort is specifically responsible for communicating all hand signals directly to on-site EMS or activating EMS when EMS is on-call.  The EMS Escort and Chief of Security will ensure that all EMS access points are clear, unobstructed, and readily accessible.  In all injury scenarios, all medical personnel involved will conspire to determine appropriate care and safe handling measures.   When appropriate, the Lead Physician will communicate all pertinent injury information to the the team Administrative Liaison who will communicate all information to team officials, player personnel representatives, and family.

The designated Medical Team Facilitator will oversee proper choreography of all facets of the emergency action plan and account for completion of all critical care task directives given by the medical team in accordance with local regulations and best practice standards. 

On-Site EMS

Non-Life-Threatening Injury

In a non-life-threatening injury requiring the assistance of on-site EMS, the A-Man will instruct the B-Man to broadcast on the radio and give the hand signal.   The EMS Escort will repeat the hand signal to EMS who will stand by for further communication regarding specific EMS aid desired by the medical team.  After receiving communications, the Chief of Security will provide for scene security and ensure that all evacuation points are and remain clear, unobstructed, and readily accessible.  After communicating the proper radio and hand signal, the EMS Escort will proceed to the injury scene to be briefed by the CCT™ regarding specific EMS aid desired.  Upon receiving directives from the CCT™, the EMS Escort will proceed to the EMS Rendezvous Location to communicate needs to EMS and escort EMS to the injury scene.  

Life-Threatening Injury

When an injury is life-threatening, the A-Man will instruct the B-Man to broadcast on the radio and give the hand signal.  Members of the CCT™ will then begin appropriate care while the remaining members of the medial team advance all emergency response equipment to the scene and prepare to support the CCT™.  The Chief of Security will provide for scene security and ensure that all evacuation points are and remain clear, unobstructed, and readily accessible. The EMS Escort will proceed to the EMS rendezvous location to facilitate arrival of EMS to the injury scene.

Game Day Visiting Team Injury

This EAP Summary will be shared with visiting team medical personnel in the days prior to the visiting team’s scheduled arrival.  This EAP Summary will be used by the host medical team to complete an on-site Pre-Event Medical Team Meeting prior to the start of activities.   In the event of an injury to a visiting team player, the head athletic trainer, will proceed to the injury scene to stand ready to provide any and all requested aid to the visiting team medical staff.  The Medical Team Facilitator will ensure that all medical needs and follow-up required by the visiting team medical personnel are provided for. 


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