What is an Emergency?
An EMERGENCY is the need for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to give further medical attention and/or transport an athlete to the hospital. It is IMPORTANT in these situations that coordination between the athletic trainer, coaches, administrators and student responders be effective. This guide is intended to delineate roles and outline the protocol to be followed should an emergency occur.
When an Athlete REQUIRES Emergency Transportation:
Emergency Transportation of a seriously injured individual will be done by activating Emergency Medical Services (EMS)/ambulance. With non-life-threatening injuries/illnesses the parent/guardian of the athlete will be notified of the situation and asked to provide transportation for the injured athletes. A EMT or Paramedic of the Emergency Personnel may provide transportation if the parent/guardian are NOTavailable. If MORE than one Westside coach is at an event when a student needs to be transported to the Emergency Room and the student’s parent(s)/guardian(s) are NOT in attendance, it is required that one Terry Pareker coach rides with the student to the emergency room. Students and Students Aids may NOT transport athletes.
- An athlete is NOT Breathing
- An athlete has a Loss of Consciousness
- An athlete is suspected with Neck or Back Injury
- An athlete has an Open Fracture
- An athlete is experiencing Severe Heat Related Illness
- An athlete is experiencing Extreme Blood Loss due to an Injury
- An athlete that is suffering with Head Injury
- An athlete is experiencing Asthma Attack
- An Athlete is experiencing Allergic Reaction
Emergency Transportation Unit
Terry Parker High School uses Jacksonville Fire and Rescue for every home game for JV/Varsity Football events. A paramedic is directly on the sideline and will radio in the Trucks if necessary. In case of transport, JFRD will be transporting the athlete to Wolfson's Children Hospital if under the age of 18 and Baptist Health or UF Health in Downtown Jacksonville. If the athlete's injuries are severe enough, they will be transported to UF Health Shands LEVEL-ONE trauma center.
Ambulance Service (Home Team): A member of the Emergency Personnel may provide transportation if the parent/guardian are NOT available. If MORE than one Terry Parker coach is at an event when a student needs to be transported to the Emergency Room and the student’s parent(s)/guardian(s) are NOT in attendance, it is required that one Terry Parker coach or Terry Parker administrators/staff member rides with the student to the emergency room. Students and Students Aids may NOT transport athletes.
Ambulance Service (Visiting Team): In case of an emergency and/or transport at any HOME event that ISN'T football at Terry Parker, the Athletic Trainer or Coach will call 911 and Jacksonville Fire Rescue Department will respond in response of an emergency. Visiting spectators will be transported by Ambulance Service, if he/she is the student athletes parent or legal gaurdian. In case that parent or legal gaurdian is NOT present, coach is responsible for sending a coach, assistant coach, or administrator/staff member with the athlete to the hospital due to the liability of the athlete.
- Pediatric Centers: Wolfson Children's Hospital 800 Prudential Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32207. 904-202-8000
- Other Hospitals: Baptist Medical Center 800 Prudential Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32207. 904-202-2000
- Trauma Center: UF Health Hospital 655 West 8th Street, Jacksonville, FL 32209. 904-244-0411
- Local Walk in Clinic(For Non-Emergencies): CareSpot Urgent Care 1021 Cesery Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL 32211 904-743-2466