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Emergency Action Plan (EAP)
Where to go
Who is in charge
Who is calling 911
Who is involved and their qualifications
Who is in charge of equipment
Who is documenting
Where is the athlete being taken to
Where are the entrances and exits
Four Functions of the Emergency Personnel
1. Immediate care of athlete
-administered by the most qualified person on emergency team
2. Equipment retrieval
3. Activation of EMS
-when deemed necessary
4. Directing EMS to scene of injury
-need to know all access routes to the area
FIRST AID TRAINING
all personnel must be certified in basic first aid and CPR/AED.
training should be updated every 2 years.
ASSESSMENT OF THE INJURED ATHLETE
1. initial survey
2. physical exam
-DO NOT MOVE ATHLETE UNLESS YOU HAVE TO!
is athletes life in immediate danger?
use AVPU to determine level of responsiveness
A- Alert and Aware
V- responds to Verbal stimulus
P- responds to Painful stimulus
U- Unresponsive to any stimulus
Assessment of respiratory system is first priority!
Look, Listen, Feel.
Perform head tilt chin lift
1. presence or absence of signs of circulation
2. presence or absence of loss of blood
History- have a discussion with athlete or onlookers
Observation- observing for obvious signs and/ or symptoms related to injury
Palpation- feeling the injured area in order to collect more information
Subjective- what does the athlete tell you
Objective- what does clinician observe
Assessment- impression of injury
Plan- what is clinicians plan