Emergency Action Plan

Purpose of EAP: To provide Delaware Valley Regional High School Athletics with an emergency action plan (EAP) in case of a serious or life-threatening condition that arises during practice or competitions.  ATC, coaches, and others involved in athletics must constantly be on guard for potential injuries, and although the occurrence of limb-threatening or life-threatening emergencies is not common, the potential exists. Therefore, prepared emergency responders must have planned in advance for the action to be taken in the event of such an emergency.

Need for EAP: The EAP has been categorized as a written document that defines the standard of care required during an emergency situation.  Serious emergencies rarely happen, but when they do, a quick, organized response can make a difference between a successful and unsuccessful reaction to an emergency.  An EAP that is well-planned will provide responders with the approach they need for an effective response.  Also of significance is the legal basis for the development and application of an emergency plan. It is well known that organizational medical personnel, including certified athletic trainers, have a legal duty as reasonable and prudent professionals to ensure high-quality care of the participants.

Emergency Contacts: Fixed phones are not available outside the school building.  A phone is available inside AT’s office (ATC has keys) and can be used for sports played inside the school (i.e. volleyball, basketball).  In the instance that a fixed phone line is not available, cell phones are carried by ATC, coaches, athletic staff, and even spectators if necessary.  The following is a list of important phone numbers needed in case of an emergency (cell phone numbers will be given to coaches only):

Diane Pona, ATC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . …  908-996-2132 ext. 6710

Lance Jacobs, Athletic Director (AD). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 908-996-2132 ext. 6701

School Office Phone. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 908-996-2132

Brittany Kollmer RN,BSN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 908-996-2132 ext. 6501

Dr. Hugh Prentice,