Dealing With Emergencies

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Emergency Medical Conditions
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Emergencies What are you going to do during an emergency situation? You’ll handle the immediate care, but what if that isn’t enough. You’ll have to activate the E.A.P. E.A.P. is a planned process to activate the Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
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E.A.P. Have plan for worst-case scenario Involve physicians, athletic trainers, student assts, administrators, EMS personnel, coaches, security, facility personnel, etc. Make sure everyone knows their responsibilities Develop a specific plan for each site Px the plan Review the plan yearly, and after each use
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E.A.P. – Address these questions Who will render immediate care? Where are the supplies, splints, phone located? Who has access to first aid supplies, splints, phone? Who has control over the scene? What care can you / your staff provide? Who will decide if EMS is needed? Who will call EMS? How? How will EMS get to you? Who will meet EMS and bring them to the scene? Who will contact the family, administrators, etc? Who will go with the athlete and EMS?
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What to do? STAY CALM! Assess for life-threatening conditions Determine need for EMS Direct others to assist you stabilize, crowd control, obtain supplies, activate EMS, triage Manage situation or stabilize for EMS Apply appropriate first aid as indicated CPR, rescue breathing, c-spine stabilization, fx stabilization, tx for shock
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Communication During an Emergency The person designated to be “in charge” is IN CHARGE Do what (and only what) you are supposed to do according to the plan, unless otherwise TOLD to by the person in charge Know hand signals ahead of time Physician or EMS “takes over” scene Should have communicated ahead of time
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Loss of consciousness Causes: Tx: ABC’s Secondary survey C-spine protocol E.A.P. EMS?
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Sudden Illnesses
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Anaphylaxis “Anaphylactic shock” A __________________________ to an allergen Medication, food, insect bite /sting, inhaled substances
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Anaphylaxis s/s:
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Analphylaxis Tx: calm person, rest, if stung or bit remove stinger _______________________ apply ______ to area, ___________________ _______, lay supine w/ feet elevated, BP cuff proximal to area, ___________________,
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Seizures Brain’s normal processes are disrupted… resulting in irregular electrical activity of the brain… causing loss of body control Causes include:
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s/s: May be preceded by an aura • sensation, smell, feeling, taste,
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This note was uploaded on 05/01/2008 for the course KIN 312 taught by Professor Downey during the Fall '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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