Emergency situations may occur during athletic events. Efficient, but quick action must be taken in order to provide the best care to those involved. The development of the emergency action plan will help ensure that everyone is prepared at all times. This preparation involves a plan, proper coverage of athletic events, maintenance of emergency equipment, continuing education of emergency situations, and utilization of emergency medical personnel.
The Emergency Action Plan has been categorized as a written document that defines the standard of care required during an emergency. Serious emergencies rarely happen, but when they do, a quick organized response can make the difference between life and death. As a result, an emergency action plan that is well planned and rehearsed will provide responders with the approach they need for an effective response.
The word document below is the emergency action plan for Edward H. White High School. If an emergency occurs, it is very important that ONLY personnel trained in the emergency action plan respond. This helps to reduce confusion and the injured athlete receives efficient care.