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Unit 2 Outline:

Unit 2 Outline 1. Universal Precautions Personal Safety During Emergencies Personal Protective Equipment Personal Preventative Safety Measures 2. Hazardous Situations During Sport Weather Rescue Operations Protecting Evidence in Sport 3. On-Field Management of Serious/Critical Injuries Preparation Awareness of Resources Back-Fill Plan Proper Equipment 4. Unit 2 Video 5. References/Image Citations

Hazardous Situations During Sport:

Hazardous Situations During Sport Weather Rescue Operations Protecting Evidence in Sport

Hazardous Situations During Sport: Weather:

Hazardous Situations During Sport: Weather Weather can adversely affect sport and cause increased hazard to the medical team through potential dangerous situations such as: Note : These situations can potentially place medical personnel, athletes, and spectators at risk, as well as task the medical operations at a sporting event Lightning – Can still strike from 25 miles away Torrential Wind or Rain – Collapse of standards, shifting of bleachers, etc. Fog – Racers lost on water during Triathlon, drowned without appropriate water rescue in place Excessive Heat or Cold – Changes distance race situations, increases risk of fatalities

Hazardous Situations During Sport: Rescue Operations:

Hazardous Situations During Sport: Rescue Operations Emergency scenes in sport involving rescue operations also involve a higher degree of risk than most other types of sports scenes Water Rescue: Boats – Debris, Fuel, Fire, Toxic Air, Hazmat Jet Ski Rescue: Race continues unless called by Medical or Martial, Debris, Fuel, Fire Swift Water Rescue: Current, under- current, washing machine Technical Ropes Rescue: Challenging locations, Challenging Extrication Technical Ice Rescue: Glaciers, Crevasses, Challenging Extrication Special Night Rescue: Hazards of search and rescue with limited visibility Helicopter Rescue: Off-Shore Boats – Jump from Helicopter into water, Debris, Fuel, Fire, Toxic Air, and Hazmat

Hazardous Situations During Sport: Protecting Evidence in Sport:

Hazardous Situations During Sport: Protecting Evidence in Sport Helmet: Helmet inspection by Medical Director following a crash Vehicle: Inspection of boat/racing vehicle by Medical Director following a crash Equipment : Determine faulty safety equipment or ways to improve equipment post crash/accident Barricades: Evaluation of safety barricades/devices on tracks and courses Flaggers: Evaluation of safety rules and personnel (i.e. Flaggers ) on courses

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