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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
- -emergency equipment
- 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
- Two parts:
- 1. initial survey
- 2. physical exam
- -DO NOT MOVE ATHLETE UNLESS YOU HAVE TO!
is athletes life in immediate danger?
- nervous system
- respiratory system
- circulatory system
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
- two concerns
- 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