Vailas Performance Center Emergency Plan
Catastrophic Injuries / Illness
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, respiratory distress, spine injuries, sudden illness or possible fractures.
The VPC staff member on duty should assess the extent of injury and call 9-1-1 from either a cell phone or from the phone in the main office of the PE Center. If no other first-aid/ cpr certified person is present, the staff person should stabilize the injured person and send someone to call for EMS. When possible, someone should summon an ATC from the Athletic Training room or from the athletic fields to assist in emergency techniques.
The VPC staff member or ATC should; stabilize the head, neck, spine, or injured area, calm the injured person, do a primary survey to identify any life threatening conditions, and perform life saving techniques when necessary.
Call EMS / 9-1-1
Give the dispatcher the following information:
Name, address, and phone # of caller
Closest Telephone—Athletic Training Room at the computer desk.