Emergency Medical Plan Disclaimer


The following emergency action plan and emergency protocols were developed by Ron Courson, Director of Sports Medicine, University of Georgia and the University of Georgia Sports Medicine staff. This documents are designed to serve as examples and/or to provide a starting point for institutional development of individualized emergency plans for all athletics activities. The CUATC recommends that each institution have a written venue specific emergency action plan which is reviewed and rehearsed on a regular basis; encourage "institutional ownership" in the emergency action plan; and require CPR, first aid, BBP and emergency plan training for all coaches and strength and conditioning personnel. The emergency action plan should be approved by the medical director and shared with all individuals who may be involved in emergency care (i.e. athletic administration, coaches, athletic trainers, student athletic trainers, EMS, campus police, etc...). The institution may also elect to develop emergency protocols for specific categories of emergency care. All protocols should be approved by the medical director. Emergency protocols should be based on the level of training and expertise of medical staff, availability of appropriate equipment, and recognition of local and state statutes and ordinances. The NATA is appreciative of the efforts of these individuals and the sharing of this valuable resource.

Appreciation should be expressed to the following individuals who assisted in the development of the emergency plans and protocols:

Certified Athletic Trainers: Steve Bryant, Mike Clanton, Mike Dillon, Anna Ferguson, Mike Ferrara, Lisa Irby, Rebecca Klinger, Angela Laham, Mandy Markley, Layla McCall, Lenny Navitskis, Harris Patel, Scott Piland, Kyle Rasco, Mark Rund, Julie Saline, Joe Stockman, Jeff Tanner, and Rennae Williams.

Physicians: Robert Dicks, John Dorris, Ron Elliott, Robert Hancock, Natalie Russo, Mixon Robinson, David Sailors

Paramedics: Glenn Henry

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