Emergency response team
Thank you for interest with the Emergency Response Team. This site should have information to help you start your own team or modify an existing team. Feel free to look at or utilize our paperwork for your own program. All forms are in PDF and Word so you can modify to fit with your department or university.
All of the forms below are utilized at UW-La Crosse with the Recreational Sports Department with only minor changes to adapt to different facilities on campus.
Please email Mo McAlpine with any feedback, questions, comments, or concerns as your input helps us continually improve our program.
EMERGENCY RESPONSE TRAINING PROGRAM
As a preparatory unit of Recreational Sports, the emergency response training program seeks to ensure the readiness of the department for any potential emergency through an educational component and a practical element through the emergency response team (ERT). The educational program consists of:
- online refreshers: short quizzes about emergency action plans (EAP's), responses to emergencies, case studies, etc.
- staff training: comprehensive training that provides introductory information regarding emergency procedures related to medical, weather and potentially threatening/violent situations through presentations and practical experiences
- videos: demonstrations on how to care for injuries, responses to emergencies, and a video on how to perform a red shirt review
- binders: located in service areas and include EAP's and red shirt reviews; these forms are also posted on D2L
RED SHIRT REVIEWS
Red shirt reviews are simulated emergencies intended to review staff on their skills, improve their comfort level, and prepare them for real life situations. Most situations have two levels, RED and GREEN, with red being more severe and green less severe. Certain scenarios are RED only due to university and departmental protocol (concussion, CPR & AED).
|CPR/AED Review PDF||Sudden Cardiac Arrest|
|Concussion Review PDF||Head Trauma|
|Dislocation Red Review PDF||Dislocation (Shoulder)|
|Dislocation Green Review PDF||Dislocation (Finger)|
|Fainting Review PDF||Fainting|
|First Aid Red Review PDF|| Bleeding (laceration)
|First Aid Green Review PDF|
|Rolled Ankle Red Review PDF||Rolled Ankle|
|Rolled Ankle Green Review PDF||Rolled Ankle|
EMERGENCY ACTION PLANS
Emergency action plans are set up to help student staff know what to do in the event of an emergency such as medical, weather, and campus threat. Each emergency is prepared in step by step instruction. The paragraph format is used for staff members to review the situation during free time and is located in the student handbook. The bullet format is to be used, if needed, during an emergency and is generally located near the phones, intercom systems, and in the intramural and sport clubs supervisor binders.
Part of the educational component of the emergency response training program is the use of videos to demonstrate how to respond and care for injuries as well as how to perform a red shirt review. One of the most powerful videos includes the experience of a sudden cardiac arrest in the Recreational Eagle Center in January, 2010. Thank you Clare Malinowski for allowing us to share your story!
- Sudden cardiac arrest
- Red shirt review for unresponsive victim
- Red shirt review for first aid care
- Red Shirt Review Rolled Ankle Simulation
The following paperwork is utilized in different ways throughout the department. Each form is unique to different situations. Your specific department will have to determine what forms need to be used and in what manner.
|Injury Report||Used to report all injuries occurring with Rec Sports. Completed forms are turned into the professional staff and reviewed by the ATC. Major injuries require an immediate phone call to professional staff.||Excel|
|Transportation Sheet||Given to students upon leaving the facility unless transported by EMS; provides follow up care for worsening symptoms and transportation information.||Word|
|Moulage||Moulage gives a more realistic sense to a red shirt review.||Word|
The UWL Recreational Sports Department was fortunate to present ERT information at the WIRSA state conference, Region III Lead-On, NIRSA national conference and the Athletic Business Conference in the past. We were pleased to be joined by alumni staff members at both the Lead-On and NIRSA national conference. Below is a copy of the presentation and supplemental packet used at the national conference. The packet only contains a few examples for better visuals during the presentation.
NIRSA National Conference
Athletic Business Conference