Steps to Follow When An Injury Occurs
STEP 1: CONTROL THE ENVIRONMENT SO NO FURTHER HARM OCCURS
STEP 2: DO A FIRST ASSESSMENT OF THE SITUATION. IDENTITY IF THE PARTICIPANT…
STEP 3: DO A SECOND ASSESSMENT OF THE SITUATION
- Gather the facts by asking the injured participant as well as anyone who witnessed the incident.
- Stay with the injured participant and try to calm him/her; your tone of voice and body language are critical.
- If possible, have the participant move himself/herself off the playing surface. Do not attempt to move an injured participant.
STEP 4: ASSESS THE INJURY
If possible, have someone with first aid training complete an assessment of the injury and decide how to proceed. If the person trained in first aid is not sure of the severity of the injury or there is no one available who has first aid training, activate Emergency Action Plan. If they are sure the injury is minor, proceed to step 5.