Football Emergency Plan
This is defined as any condition in which a student athlete?s life is
threatened or the student athlete risks permanent impairment. Examples
include, but are not limited to, respiratory or cardiac arrest, spine
injuries and possible fractures.
One athletic training student should send for (or radio if there are no
other athletic training students) a certified athletic trainer (ATC). The
athletic training student should stabilize the head and neck, calm the
athlete, and do a primary survey. If needed, initiate life-saving
The athletic training student informs the ATC of the
mechanism, history, and any other pertinent information. The ATC conducts
an evaluation and makes any necessary decisions.
If a Certified Athletic Trainer is Unavailable
One athletic training student stabilizes the head and neck and calms the
student athlete. The other does the primary survey and evaluation. Make
every attempt to contact an ATC. If EMS is needed, Campus Police may be
called on the radio, or have another athletic training student, student,
coach, manager, or bystander call 9-1-1. Be sure to have the following
Name, address, telephone number of caller
Number of athletes injured
Condition of Athlete(s)
First aid initiated by first responder
Specific directions to emergency scene
Fields in back of PE Center (baseball, football, soccer), the
ambulance uses the River Street entrance and enters the fields at the
far end of the PE Center.
9-1-1 caller must HANG UP LAST then go to help
direct EMS to the scene.
Contact John Clark at 535-2772
to let them know that EMS has been called.
Closest Telephone--- ATHLETIC TRAINING ROOM PHONE IN THE PE
Every athletic training student, student-athlete and coach must know
where the closest telephone is to their practice and game sites. Remember if
there is a portable radio available, call Campus Police or the certified
athletic trainer on duty to have that person call for an ambulance.
someone with the athlete?s emergency card to ride with the injured student
athlete to the ER. Do not leave practice or event unattended. Send another
student, manager, or coach with the injured athlete. Type up an injury
report and be as specific as possible.