Presentation on theme: "Exercise Science 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."— Presentation transcript:
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
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
Emergency Procedures Assessing an Emergency Check Call Care
Emergency Procedures Accessing an Emergency Check The Situation The Environment The Nature of the Injury Develop a Plan
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)
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.
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
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.
Emergency Procedures Common Medical Emergencies Dyspnea Chest Pain Syncope Insulin Reacton Heat Illnesses Cramping Exhaustion Stroke Seizures Grand Mal – Aura, Tonic, Clonic, Postictal
Emergency Procedures Common Medical Emergencies Soft Tissue Wounds Abrasions Incisions Lacerations Punctures Avulsions
Emergency Procedures Common Medical Emergencies Bleeding (control) Direct Pressure Elevation Pressure Point Treat for shock
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