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Injury Protocol

Minor Injuries

  • Consult a safety captain, lead, or mentor in case of minor scrapes, burns or injuries
  • Keep calm in case of any injuries, increased heart rate creates chance of further injury
  • Take action, if bystanders crowd the area of injury, encourage them to make room for any safety captain, lead or mentor to attend to those injured, and prevent panic

Major Injuries

  • Consult a safety captain, lead, or mentor in case of injury
  • Call 911 immediately in any life threatening emergency/injury
  • Notify a First Aid/CPR certified person
  • Take action, if bystanders crowd the area of injury, encourage them to make room for any safety captain, lead or mentor to attend to those injured, and prevent panic

CPR

“For healthcare providers and those trained: conventional CPR using chest compressions and mouth-to-mouth breathing at a ratio of 30:2 compressions-to-breaths. In adult victims of cardiac arrest, it is reasonable for rescuers to perform chest compressions at a rate of 100 to 120/min and to a depth of at least 2 inches (5 cm) for an average adult, while avoiding excessive chest compression depths (greater than 2.4 inches [6 cm]).”

“For the general public or bystanders who witness an adult suddenly collapse: compression-only CPR, or Hands-Only CPR. Hands-Only CPR is CPR without mouth-to-mouth breaths. It is recommended for use by people who see a teen or adult suddenly collapse in an out-of-hospital setting (such as at home, at work, or in a park).”

2 steps to Hands-Only CPR:
 1. Call 9-1-1 (or send someone to do that)
 2. Push hard and fast in the center of the chest

Remember:

  1. Minimize interruptions in chest compressions
  2. Provide compressions of adequate rate and depth
  3. Avoid leaning on the victim between compressions
  4. Ensure proper hand placement
  5. Avoid excessive ventilation

Last update: 2021-10-14