Emergency Action Plan Procedural Overview


General Emergency Response Preferences
Critical Care Triangle™:  
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    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

Event Day Procedures

Pre-Event Medical Meeting
Prior to the start of this event the medical team will conduct a Pre-Event Medical Meeting with on-site visiting team medical personnel, officials, EMS, security, and other appropriate EAP personnel.

Surveillance Plan
Coverage:  
Stationing:  
Rotation:  

Communications
When EMS is on-site at an event, radio communication will be established as a primary means of communication between the medical team and on-site EMS.  Radio contact will be established via two-way radios set to a clear and quiet channel.  When radio communication is not possible or appropriate, the medical team’s primary means of communication will be via verbal calls and hand signals.  Site lines shall be clearly established to ensure hand signals can be effectively communicated.

Visiting Team Injuries
In the event of a visiting team injury occurring during event, the medical team will make themselves visible to visiting team personnel.  Should assistance be required, visiting team personnel may signal the medical staff using a simple hand waive.  When assistance is required during any other time, the medical team may be reached using the appropriate auto-dial hotline phone numbers provided in the EAP Summary.

Home Team Injuries
In the event of an injury occurring to athlete, staff member, or official, the medical staff will make initial contact with the athlete or patient and begin appropriate care.  When additional medical staff is not available, initial response will be provided by the AT and head coach.  When initial response is provided by the AT and Head Coach, a “thumbs-up” signal will indicate to the sideline that no additional help will be required.  A  “hand waive” will indicate to the assistant coaches that additional non-emergency help is required to aid the athlete safely to the sideline.

Emergency Response
In the event of an injury requiring EMS, the AT will use the appropriate verbal/radio call and hand signals to indicate if the injury is life-threatening or non-life-threatening. Remaining medical team members will then complete the Critical Care Triangle™ and initiate care.  If other medical personnel are not available, the head coach will immediately stand and repeat the injury call and hand signal in the direction of EMS (if on-site), the assistant coaches on the sideline, and EAP support personnel; each of whom will repeat the received injury call to confirm receipt.  Upon receiving the injury call,  the assistant coaches will bring all BLS medical supplies and the AED from the sideline to the injury scene.  All coaches will then assume their roles within the Critical Care Triangle™.

When EMS is on-scene during an event, the life-threatening verbal/radio call and hand signal will result in all ALS equipment being brought directly to the scene.  If on-site EMS service is BLS only, the life-threatening verbal/radio call will result in an immediate call for ALS support.  When EMS is on-call, the EMS Escort will immediately proceed to the injury scene and active EMS by calling the appropriate dispatch number using a cell phone.  When directed by EMS dispatch, the EMS Escort will give the cell phone to the Medical Team Facilitator (MTF) and proceed to the EMS Rendezvous Location.  The MTF will continue to relay information to and from the Critical Care Triangle™ and EMS dispatch.

Upon receiving the injury call and signal, Security Detail personnel, the Chief of Security, and the Athletic Director shall immediately secure the scene, ensuring  that no persons other than designated EAP personnel and the patient’s parents, guardians, or spouse are permitted at the scene.

Once EMS is on-scene the AT and EMS will work together as needed to facilitate appropriate care and safe handling of the injured patient, while coaches assume a supportive role; providing care as directed or standing by the patient’s parents, guardians, or spouse.  Administrative officials, Supervisors, and Security will maintain a secure scene and provide appropriate on-going information and support to the patient’s parents, guardians, or spouse.

Transport
The designated Athlete Escort will escort the athlete to the receiving facility to facilitate care and management, aide emergency room personnel, and provide on-going communications.  Once appropriate care has been completed and the ambulance has left the venue, the medical staff will communicate vital information regarding injury status and receiving facility information to appropriate  administrative officials who will then communicate all appropriate information to the patient’s remaining family. 

Back-Up and Resumption of Activity
Prior to transport the primary ambulance crew remaining on scene shall acquire the radio communication  device and re-establish radio communications with the medical team.  At an appropriate time the medical staff will communicate vital information regarding injury status and receiving facility information to the administrative official who will communicate this information to the patient’s remaining family. The medical team will then establish appropriate back-up event coverage prior to continuing the event.

Practice Day Procedures

Surveillance Plan
Coverage:  
Stationing:  
Rotation:  

In the event of an injury when medical team personnel are not available, the head coach will stay with the injured athlete while assistant coaches or players are sent to retrieve the emergency supplies and bring them to the injury scene.  Coaches will use the emergency supplies to provide appropriate first aid in accordance with their training.  In the event of a witnessed sudden collapse, it will be assumed that the athlete/patient is in cardiac arrest until proven otherwise.  If there is only a single rescuer, get the AED and emergency equipment.  If someone else is available, send that person to get the AED and emergency equipment. When an injury involves significant trauma, loss of consciousness, or neurological signs and symptoms, immediately immobilize the athlete and activate EMS; being sure to accurately communicate the specific condition of the athlete to EMS dispatch.    When instructed by EMS Dispatch, The EMS Escort, member of the coaching staff or designated student-athlete will proceed to the EMS Rendezvous Location and escort EMS to the injury scene.  Once proper pre-hospital care has been completed, coaches will contact the athlete’s parents and appropriate school officials to notify them of the situation.

Injuries to Coaches
When an injury occurs to a member of the coaching staff, first aid will be provided by assistant coaches or other appropriately trained adults.  If adults are not available, student-athletes may care for the coach in accordance with their training.  When doing so, the most highly trained person will stay with the injured patient while others are sent to retrieve the AED and emergency equipment.  Student-athletes providing immediate care will designate another student-athlete to activate EMS, ensuring that they remain on the line and follow all EMS dispatch instructions until the call is terminated by EMS dispatch.  Another student-athlete will then proceed to the designated EMS Rendezvous Location to escort EMS to the injury scene.  Once proper pre-hospital care has been completed, the appropriate administrative officials will be contacted and provided the patient’s name and where they are being transported.

Transport
The designated Athlete Escort will escort the athlete to the receiving facility to facilitate care and management, aide emergency room personnel, and provide on-going communications.  Once appropriate care has been completed and the ambulance has left the venue, the medical staff, coaches, or student-athletes will communicate vital information regarding injury status and receiving facility information to appropriate administrative officials who will then communicate all appropriate information to the patient’s remaining family. 

Back-Up and Resumption of Activity
The medical team or coaching staff will establish appropriate back-up coverage prior to continuing the practice.


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