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Recreation Emergency Action Plan-SP2012

Recreation Emergency Action Plan-SP2012

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EMERGENCY ACTION PLANTHE NEW SCHOOL OFFICE OF RECREATION AND INTRAMURAL SPORTS
Ed: Jan 2012
STATEMENT OF COMMITMENT
The safety of our participants is of primary importance to the office of Recreation andIntramural Sports at The New School. All staff are trained and certified in CPR, AED and FirstAid. Training is also received in the appropriate response to accidents and incidents along withproper documentation.
LEGAL CONSIDERATIONSDuty to Act
The Recreation Services staff has a duty to act when an emergency occurs. It is the expectationthat staff members shall keep the safety of all customers paramount, preventing injuries fromoccurring and responding to people in need.
Standard of Care
Participants expect a reasonable standard of care from the Recreation staff that oversees theirwell-being. This standard of care is based on agencies such as the American Red Cross (ARC),American College of Exercise and Sport Medicine (ACSM), National Intramural-RecreationalSports Association (NIRSA) and other guidelines provided by professional associations, state,and local agencies.
Good Samaritan Laws
The
Good Samaritan
law provides certain protection from lawsuits to people who give firstaid or other emergency care or treatment to someone suffering an injury or sudden illness. Thisstatute is listed in the New York State Public Health Law 3000a. The care or treatment must begiven at the scene of an emergency outside of a hospital, doctor
s office, or other medicalfacility. The law protects volunteers who help when someone becomes ill or is injured in placessuch as on the street or highway, in parks, restaurants, businesses, even private residences. If someone is already at a hospital or other medical facility, the law does not apply. The law doesnot protect against lawsuits or criminal charges for
willful or wanton
(intentional ormalicious) misconduct. Examples of willful or wanton misconduct would include stealing froman accident victim or inappropriate sexual touching. If the person providing the emergency careor treatment is paid or expects to get paid for giving the care or treatment, whether by thevictim or someone on behalf of the victim (such as an insurance company), the Good Samaritanlaw does not provide protection. This is because a person who is paid generally is notconsidered a volunteer, and the Good Samaritan law is intended to protect those whovolunteer in emergencies. The statute provides one exception to this not-being-paid rule: Anon-duty police officer or fire fighter who gives emergency care or treatment may be covered bythe Good Samaritan law. The reasoning is that, even though the police officer or firefighter isbeing paid by the department for working a shift (or responding to a call-out in the case of volunteer firefighters), payment is not being provided specifically for giving care to a particularindividual in an emergency.
 
Informed/Implied Consent
It is the right of a victim to grant his/her informed consent for care. Someone who isunconscious, confused, or seriously ill or injured may not be able to grant consent. In thesecases, the law assumes the victim would give consent if he/she were able to do so. This is calledimplied consent. Also, when a parent or guardian is not present, one can assume impliedconsent for minors who need emergency assistance.
Refusal of Care
Some ill or injured persons may refuse the care offered. Even if a person seems injured, onemust honor this refusal of care. Request that the person at least allow someone more highlytrained, such as EMS personnel, to evaluate the situation. Be clear that the staff is not refusingto care for the victim or abandoning the victim. Request another person present to witness theperson
s refusal and document it on an accident form. If the patron initially refuses care, butlater loses consciousness, the
implied consent
guidelines go into effect (see above).
COMMUNICATION
Effective communication is critical in all emergency situations. Establishing an on-site staff member to direct the scene is important. All decisions and communication should be runthrough that person.The Director Recreation and Intramural Sports should be notified in the event of a serious or lifethreatening emergency or Campus Police have been notified. If he cannot be contacted leave amessage (either voice or text) and contact Security.
Emergency Contact ListDirector of Recreation and Intramural Sports
Michael McQuarrie Office 212-229-5900 x3801 Cell: 646-853-1850
Emergency Numbers
New School Campus Security 24-Hour Emergency Number: 212-229-7001Student Health Services (9-5 with a 24-hour call-center other hours): 212-598-4796NYC Rape Hotline: 212-267-7279Tune to the following stations for weather alerts, amber alerts, or other informationWINS 1010amWCBS 880am
Calling EMS
In a situation where Emergency Services is needed, a Recreation Supervisor will call 9111.
 
Give the dispatcher as much information as possible, includinga.
 
Who you are and where you are calling fromb.
 
Identification of victim or victims2.
 
How many victimsa.
 
Name
 
i.
 
Genderii.
 
ageb.
 
Nature of situationc.
 
Medicald.
 
Firee.
 
Violence etc
 f.
 
Location of the victim in the facility i.e.i.
 
80 5
th
Ave, Room 808ii.
 
McBurney YMCAiii.
 
NYC Parks and Recreation Field, etc
 g.
 
Action presently being takenh.
 
The entrance they should use3.
 
80 5
th
Ave (between 13
th
and 14
th
St)i.
 
ii. 125 W 14
th
Street (between 6
th
and 7
th
Ave)b.
 
Any other information as requested by the dispatcher4.
 
Stay on the line until he/she/tells you to hang up.5.
 
Report back to Scene Director to notify of the completed call and any new information.
EMERGENCY EQUIPMENTFirst Aid Kits
First Aid Kits are checked and counted and restocked weekly. Materials in these kits are to beused only for an incident or accident that occurred during a Recreation Event. Any timematerials are used an incident report must be filled out completely. (The only exception is forband aids which can be issued and should then be noted on the Daily Report.)First Aid kits are located in the following locations:1.
 
Recreation Office (79 5
th
Ave, 5
th
Floor)2.
 
Group Fitness Room (80 5
th
Ave, Room 808)3.
 
At every Intramural Event (McBurney YMCA, NY Parks and Rec Field)4.
 
Every Outdoor Education and Special Event (including Brooklyn Boulders)
First Aid Kits will have the following items.
1.
 
TBA
BLOOD BORNE PATHOGENS
All Supervisors are required to go through blood borne pathogen training, and are responsiblefor administering the appropriate procedures when blood borne exposure occurs.
Identification of Blood Borne Pathogens
All bodily fluids should be treated as bio-hazardous including1.
 
Blood2.
 
Saliva3.
 
Semen4.
 
Sweat5.
 
Tears

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