A medical emergency can happen at any time especially during big events. It happens because more people mean more chances of an emergency. Therefore, organizers of events must remain prepared for medical emergencies. Don’t worry if you don’t know how! Here is the six-step process to prepare for a medical emergency at any event.
The six-step process to prepare for a medical emergency at events
Here is the six-step process to prepare for a medical emergency at any event.
1. Collect Emergency Contact Information in advance
The first step is to collect emergency contact information in advance. You can take this information while booking the tickets of the participants. In this way, you will be able to quickly contact the emergency contact person who will be able to tell you about any allergies or existing medical conditions of the patient at hand. Remember, this information is critical in complex situations!
2. Arrange a First Aid Station with Ambulance
The second step is to build a first aid station with an ambulance before the start of the event. It will give peace of mind to the participants. Furthermore, it will allow your staff to focus on organizing the event while the medical staff at the first aid station or with an ambulance can handle any emergency. Indeed, it is ideal!
3. Plan the medical emergency entry and exit during the event
The biggest risk of disaster during the event is at the place of entry and exit during the time of starting and ending of the event. It happens quickly! A huge amount of people try to enter and exit together and some of them fall beneath the others while no one stops due to fear of falling and getting crushed. So, you must plan the entry and exit during the event to truly prepare for emergencies.
4. Make a contingency plan in case of minor emergencies
Contingencies and minor emergencies are bound to happen. If thousands of people are attending the event then you must expect that someone with shortness of breath will need help, or someone will fall, or someone will get sick at the last moment. Therefore, you have to make a contingency plan for minor emergencies.
5. Train Staff to Respond Quickly and Decisively
The fifth step is to train your staff to respond quickly and decisively during emergencies. They must be mentally ready to respond to any type of emergency in advance. It means that they should know what they have to do in what case! Figuring out at the last moments can cost lives and permanent injuries. So, train in advance.
6. Build a Formal Medical Emergency Response Plan for unfortunate events
The last step is to build a formal emergency response for any unfortunate event. Don’t think that it cannot happen! Instead, think about what we will do if it happens? This approach will prepare you for any emergency during the event. Consider, thinking about gun violence, fire, or any other natural disaster.
In conclusion, emergencies are bound to happen in case of big events. Therefore, it is better to prepare in advance by the above-mentioned system instead of feeling guilty after something bad happens!