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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

Emergency Procedures


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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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