SCS Home Study Course: Chapter 2

Emergency Response

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Michele Leavitt Weinstein, PT, MS, SCS, ATC

(Captain Michele Leavitt Weinstein, MSC, USN)

Chief of Staff and the Medical Operations Officer for the Marine Corps Marathon



1.   Understand the importance of having an active emergency action plan (EAP).

2.   Describe and carry out the three components of the assessment.

3.   Understand the types of possible shock.

4.   Describe the epidemiology of sudden cardiac arrest in young athletes.

5.   Be able to assess abdominal injuries.

6.   Be able to utilize the “SAMPLE” acronym to assist with the initial assessment.

7.   Describe common sports eye injuries and treatment for each.

8.   Understand the various types of fractures and how to properly splint each.

9.   Recognize what commotio cordis is and how to treat it.

10. Differentiate the various types of injuries to the brain and how to recognize their symptoms.



I.      Introduction

II.     Emergency Action Plan

III.    Assessment

IV.    Airway, Breathing and Circulation

V.     Respiratory Illnesses and Breathing Emergencies

VI.   Cardiac Emergencies

VII.   Shock

        a. Type of shock

VII.  Vascular Injuries

VIII. Soft Tissue Injuries

IX.    Skeletal Injuries

        a. Spinal injuries

X.     Conclusion

The completion of this course does not guarantee that the purchaser will pass the SCS examination.