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Exercise Science. Emergency Procedures. Emergency Procedures. A personal trainer MUST have a well thought out plan as a result of an Emergency. No matter how much you plan or prepare an Emergency can happen. Emergencies can take on many forms… Life Threatening Basic First Aid Hydration

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exercise science

Exercise Science

Emergency Procedures

emergency procedures
Emergency Procedures
  • A personal trainer MUST have a well thought out plan as a result of an Emergency.
  • No matter how much you plan or prepare an Emergency can happen.
  • Emergencies can take on many forms…
      • Life Threatening
      • Basic First Aid
      • Hydration
      • Etc…
  • Must attempt to foresee potential emergencies and have a protocol in place
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Emergency Procedures
  • A Personal Trainer Must…
      • Know how to access Emergency Medical System (EMS)
      • Be Certified in Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
      • Have a working knowledge of First Aid(Instructor feels a certification should be mandatory)
      • Have a First Aid Kit readily available, Know what is in side, Know how to use the supplies that are inside
          • Airway Management
          • Wound Management
          • Assessing Circulation
          • Sprains or Fractures
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Emergency Procedures
  • Assessing an Emergency
      • Check
      • Call
      • Care
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Emergency Procedures
  • Accessing an Emergency
    • Check
      • The Situation
      • The Environment
      • The Nature of the Injury
      • Develop a Plan
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Emergency Procedures
  • Primary Assessment(if unconscious)
      • Breathing
      • Heart Beating
      • Bleeding
      • Miscellaneous…
  • Secondary Assessment(if conscious)
      • Assess general appearance (including skin color and condition
      • Start assessment at the head and work downward (unless it is a child, reverse)
      • Assess vital signs (HR, Blood Pressure, Respiratory rate)
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Emergency Procedures
  • Assessing an Emergency
      • Call – With all of the information you have gathered from you initial “Check”… Personal Trainers should next, Call… Typically accessing EMS.
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Emergency Procedures
  • Accessing EMS
      • How
      • Information Given
        • Your Name
        • Location of emergency
        • Telephone #
        • Gender of Injured party
        • Approx Age
        • Nature of situation
        • Medical history (if available)
        • Care that have be given
      • Information Received
        • When help will arrive
        • Assistance in what type of care can/should be given
        • Keep you calm
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Emergency Procedures
  • Assessing an Emergency
    • Care
      • Personal Trainers after Checking the scene and situation, then Calling EMS…The Next Step is to Provide the necessary Care.
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Emergency Procedures
  • Common Medical Emergencies
      • Dyspnea
      • Chest Pain
      • Syncope
      • Insulin Reacton
      • Heat Illnesses
        • Cramping
        • Exhaustion
        • Stroke
      • Seizures
        • Grand Mal – Aura, Tonic, Clonic, Postictal
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Emergency Procedures
  • Common Medical Emergencies
      • Soft Tissue Wounds
        • Abrasions
        • Incisions
        • Lacerations
        • Punctures
        • Avulsions
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Emergency Procedures
  • Common Medical Emergencies
      • Bleeding (control)
        • Direct Pressure
        • Elevation
        • Pressure Point
        • Treat for shock
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Emergency Procedures
  • Common Medical Emergencies
      • Closed Wounds
        • Internal Bleeding
        • Bruises
          • Ice
          • Access EMS
          • Treat for Shock
      • Head Injuries
      • Neck and Back Injuries
      • Protection Against Bloodborne Pathogens
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