PO Box 325 Levittown, NY 11756

Levittown Soccer Club is committed to player safety and have implemented the following emergency response plan.  This plan has been communicated to all coaching staff that are employed in/by Levittown Soccer Club.  In addition, all Parent Administrators and official club personnel have been informed of this plan and are prepared to access AED devices at all LSC training and game locations should the need arise.  All LSC coaches are required to maintain AED/CPR certification.

AED device descriptions and locations can be found below along with the full LSC AED Implementation Plan and other helpful links for your reference.

We ask that club members that are AED/CPR certified, please notify your program director of your status and should you observe any vandalism to AED storage boxes please contact [email protected] immediately.

AED units at Polaris Field and Pelini Park are located on the wall in the equipment container at each site.
AED boxes at all school locations and Cuomo Field
The AED unit, a small emergency first aid kit and an instruction card can be found inside each box at each location.
Wisdom lane Middle School box location at bleachers
East Broadway Elementary School box location at gate on north side parking lot.
Division Ave HS box location along out building at entrance to track.
Cuomo Field box location along fence between the small and large fields.

PURPOSE

To establish an action plan for responding to a sudden cardiac arrest emergency.

DEFINITIONS

Automated External Defibrillator (AED):  An Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is used to treat victims who experience sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). It is only to be applied to victims who are unconscious and not breathing normally. The AED will analyze the heart rhythm and advise the operator if a shockable heart rhythm is detected. If a shockable rhythm is detected, the AED will charge to the appropriate energy level and advise the operator to deliver a shock.

Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA):  Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is a condition that occurs when the electrical impulses of the human heart malfunction causing a disturbance in the heart’s electrical rhythm called ventricular fibrillation (VF). This erratic and ineffective electrical heart rhythm causes complete cessation of the heart’s normal function of pumping blood, resulting in sudden death. The most effective treatment for this condition is the administration of an electrical current to the heart by a defibrillator, delivered within a short time of the onset of VF.

AED PROGRAM COORDINATOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Register ALL AEDs as required by local ordinances.
  2. Coordinate equipment location & maintenance with Site Coordinators
  3. Coordinate training.
  4. Facilitate post-event documentation.

VOLUNTEER RESPONDER RESPONSIBILITIES

Anyone can, at their discretion, provide voluntary assistance to victims of medical emergencies. The extent to which these individuals respond shall be appropriate to their training and experience. These responders are encouraged to contribute to emergency response only to the extent they are comfortable. The emergency medical response of these individuals may include Chest Compressions, AED or medical first aid.

TRAINING PLAN & RESOURCES

  1. Training Program: expected users shall regularly receive appropriate training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and the use of an AED.
  2. Document individual yearly/bi-annual certifications.
  3. Review training certifications with any/all coaching partners.

RESPONSE ACTION PLAN

  1. Call 9-1-1
  2. Start Chest Compressions
  3. If an automated external defibrillator (AED) is immediately available, grab it or send someone to retrieve it and bring it to you. Apply the AED electrode pads to the person’s bare chest as shown on diagrams on the pads.
  4. Follow the voice and/or visual prompts. If a person is in a heart rhythm that needs to be shocked, the AED will automatically shock the heart. This electrical therapy can restore a normal heart rhythm if it is used quickly enough. Do not be concerned about harming the victim. AEDs are safe and effective and can only help. AEDs will not shock someone who does not need to be shocked. 9-1-1 medical dispatchers can provide additional guidance.
  5. Post-Use review

INSTRUCTIONS ON MAINTENANCE & RECORD KEEPING

  1. Utilize AED Maintenance Checklist.
  2. Follow manufacturer’s recommendations.
  3. Budget for replacement pads and batteries as recommended.

INTERNAL POST-EVENT DOCUMENTATION, REVIEW & AED MAINTENANCE

  1. Following each deployment or use of an AED, (if a response team member or volunteer responder uses an AED), a review shall be conducted to learn from the experience. The AED Program Coordinator or designee shall conduct and document the post-event review. All key participants in the event shall participate in the review.
  2. Replace used pads to place unit in a “ready” mode.
  3. Download Data, if possible.

EXTERNAL POST-EVENT DOCUMENTATION

A copy of AED “use” information shall be presented within 5 days of the emergency to the proper medical personnel as required.

ANNUAL PROGRAM MAINTENANCE

  1. Check for AED manufacturer’s updates/recalls/etc.
  2. Replace pads/batteries before expiration.

PHYSICIAN OVERSIGHT

Contact local emergency responders and hospitals and provide notification that AED is on-site.

Helpful Links