Section 4:170 Addendum 2
Administrative Procedure - Plan for Responding to a Medical Emergency at a Physical Fitness Facility
The following operations implement School Board policy 4:170, requiring a plan for responding to medical emergencies at a physical fitness facility. These operations shall be completed consistent with the Physical Fitness Facility Medical Emergency Procedures Act, 210 ILCS 74, and the Illinois Department of Public Health Rules, Part 527, “Physical Fitness Medical Emergency Preparedness Code.” Any definitions of terms found in this Act and IDPH implementing Rules are used as the definitions of those terms in this Procedure
- Superintendent or Designee
- Plan Coordinator
- Building Principal
- School Nurses
- Trained AED Users and/or Other Emergency Responders
- All Facility Staff Members and Users
In a conspicuous place in the physical fitness facility, posts: (1) the list of all staff members who are emergency responders, and (2) the Step-by-Step Emergency Response Plan described below. Sec. 527.400(a).
Posts a notice at the school’s main entrance stating that an AED is located on the premises. Sec. 527.600(a).
Receives notice in the event of a medical emergency. Sec. 527.400(a).
Along with the Plan Coordinator, help staff members understand the instructions for responding to medical emergencies.
These instructions must provide that the AED should be operated only by trained AED users, unless the circumstances do not allow time to be spent waiting for a trained AED user to arrive. Sec. 527.800(c).
According to their training, use appropriate emergency responses upon the occurrence of any sudden, serious, and unexpected sickness or injury that would lead a reasonable person, possessing an average knowledge of medicine and health, to believe that the sick or injured person required urgent or unscheduled medical care. Sec. 527.400(a).
According to their training, use the AED to help restore a normal heart rhythm when a person’s heart is not beating properly. Sec. 527.400(a).
Calls 9-1-1 for medical emergencies and whenever an AED is used. Sec. 527.400(b); Sec. 527.500(a).
Informs the Building Principal whenever the AED or other emergency response is used. Sec. 527.400(a).
Whenever an AED is used, completes 4:170-AP6, E2, Automatic External Defibrillator Incident Report, and forwards it to the Superintendent so that it can be sent or faxed to the EMS System Resource Hospital. Sec. 527.500(a).
Follow the Step-by-Step Emergency Response Plan described below:
- Immediately notify the building’s emergency responder(s) whose contact information is posted in the facility. Under life and death circumstances call 9-1-1 without delay.
- Bring the first aid equipment and AED to the emergency scene. The AED should be operated only by trained AED users for the intended purpose of the AED, unless the circumstances do not allow time for a trained AED user to arrive.
- Immediately inform the Building Principal or designee of the emergency.
- The emergency responder will take charge of the emergency. This person will apply first aid, CPR, and/or the AED, as appropriate.
- If necessary, the emergency responder instructs someone to call 9-1-1, providing the location in the building and which entrance to use. This person should make sure someone is sent to open the door for paramedics and guide them to the scene.
- When paramedics arrive and assume care of the victim, the emergency responder or other staff person notifies the victim’s parent/guardian or relative.
- If an AED was used, the person using it completes the Automatic External Defibrillator Incident Report, 4:170-AP6, E2. If appropriate, a supervising staff member completes an accident report.
- If an adult refuses treatment, the emergency responder documents the refusal and, if possible, asks the adult to sign a statement stating that he or she refused treatment.