Physical Education and Athletic Facility Emergency Readiness: The Emergency Action Plan

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18666/TPE-2018-V75-I4-8208

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emergency planning, facility management, managing risk

Abstract

The emergency action plan (EAP) at physical education and sport venues is a necessity, no matter the level. Although medical emergencies are rare, an EAP helps to ensure a smooth response, necessary for positive outcomes. Many entities should be involved developing the EAP. All personnel who act in an emergency must be trained in first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and automated external defibrillators should be readily available. This article assists administrators with developing and implementing emergency planning at all facilities that host athletic events at any level. This article breaks down an EAP into its two central components: equipment and personnel.Subscribe to TPE

Published

2018-09-11

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