TABLE OF CONTENTS

PREAMBLE
FOUNDATION OF BEST-PRACTICE EMERGENCY ACTION PLANNING

Execution Strategy

Standing Orders Operating Protocol
HIPPA and FERPA
Preparation and Readiness
Posted Placard
Communications
Review of Sentinel Event
Annual Rehearsal

ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF A BEST-PRACTICE EMERGENCY ACTION PLAN

Venue Specific Emergency Action Plan Summary

Venue Details

Injury Spotting Surveillance Plan
Surveillance Zones
Zone Coverage
Total Coverage
Back-Up Coverage
Zone Emergency Response

Stationing of Spotters
Elevated Stations
Ground level stations
Roving Stations
Floating Stations (Rescue Watercraft)

Response Time and Stationing

EAP Principals

Emergency Medical Roaster

Initiation of the EAP

Emergency Response Information

Receiving Facilities

Response Principals

Sharing Venue Specific EAPs

The Pre-Event Medical Team Meeting

The Critical Care Triangle™ Approach

Emergency Response Personnel

Athletic Training Staff
Physicians
Emergency Medical Services
Operations
Lifeguards

Injury Response

Initiating The Emergency Action Plan
Advanced Life-Support
Basic Life-Support

Receiving Facilities

Appropriate Trauma Facilities
Nearest Appropriate Hospitals
Urgent Care Facilities

ADVANCED CARDIAC LIFE SUPPORT

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Overview

Defibrillation
AED Policy
Sudden Cardiac Arrest Protocol Algorithm

Airway Management Overview

BLS Airway Adjuncts
ALS Airway Adjuncts
Airway Management Protocol
Airway Management Protocol Algorithm

CONDITIONAL PROTOCOLS

Allergic Reactions

Anaphylaxis

Epinepherine

Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

Epinephrine Auto Injector Comparison Chart

Asthma

Antihistamine

Metered Dose Inhaler (MDI)

Spacing Chambers

Positive Pressure Nebulizer

Pre-Hospital Care

Environmental Considerations

Environmental Cold Conditions/Illnesses

Environmental Heat Conditions/Illnesses

Lightning/Severe Weather

General Medical/Sudden Illness

Hypoglycemia

Glucagon Injection

Insulin Injections and Insulin Pumps

Travel Considerations

Trauma

Head Trauma

Pneumothorax

SAFE HANDLING PROTOCOLS AND TECHNIQUES

Repositioning

SMC’s Progressive Spine Injury Assessment Algorithm

Equipment Removal

Non-Life-Threatening Equipment Removal

Life-Threatening Equipment Removal

Face Mask Removal

Helmet Removal

Flat-Torso Technique

Torso-Lift Technique

Transfer

From Supine

From Prone

Scoop Stretcher

Neurological Injury

Non-Neurological Injury

SPECIAL VENUE CONSIDERATIONS

Aquatic Facilities

Open Water Venues (in review)

DOCUMENTATION AND REPORTING

Annual Rehearsal Report Forms

Post-Transport Report Form

Review of Sentinel Event

REFERENCES