Emergency Action Plan. Medical Coverage Guidelines Shannon Spooner, ATS. Emergency Action Plan . LARGE sporting events…what do you do about medical coverage?. vs. Emergency Action Plan . What qualifies as a large event?. 100 participants? 1000? What about the crowd?.
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Medical Coverage Guidelines
Shannon Spooner, ATS
LARGE sporting events…what do you do about medical coverage?
According to the American Academy of Family Physicians:
“…event that accounts for large numbers of participants, anticipated injury and illness, variable environment, repeated games or matches, and mixed age groups of varying athletic ability…”
“…we provide more on-sight medical coverage than many universities across the nation…”
-Lock Haven University Athletic Training EAP
Can we say “SPOILED”?
Suggestions from some organizations:
Anderson, J.C. National Athletic Trainers Association Position Statement: Emergency Planning in Athletics. Journal of Athletic Training. 2002; 37 (1):99-104
Dick, Randall W. (2001) NCAA Sports Medicine Handbook. 14th Ed.
Ingram, Yvette (2004) Athletic Training Emergency Action Plan: Lock Haven University
Mitten, Matt. Support for Certified Athletic Trainers in Intercollegiate Athletics. NCAA: 2003; www.ncaa.org
Rankin, James M. and Chris D. Ingersoll (2001) Athletic Training Management: Concepts and Applications. New York, NY: McGraw Hill
Troyanos, Chris (2004) Medical Coverage Plans for Large Scale Events [EATA powerpoint presentation]. Sports Medicine Consultants, Inc.