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The athletic trainers and team physicians are here to provide medical services to the student athletes of Lock Haven University. We strive to provide the most complete and up-to-date services possible. In doing so, we attempt to help you field the best team possible and provide you with the best opportunity to achieve success. However our resources are limited in the way of staff, facilities, and finances. This Emergency Action Plan (EAP) has been developed to assist the athletic training staff and provide the coaches with a plan of action in case they find themselves faced with a medical emergency. 

It is our responsibility as Athletic Trainers to provide medical coverage to the best of our abilities and follow the appropriate plan of action in case of an emergency. This document outlines the accepted plan of action in case of a medical emergency at Lock Haven University. It is your responsibility to familiarize yourself with this document and prepare yourself for the unexpected. This document will provide you with information that will help you respond to just such a situation. It will also provide information and services provided by the athletic training staff of Lock Haven University that you may want to utilize in the future.

The Head Athletic Trainer will distribute this EAP to all coaches and athletics administrators at Lock Haven University. It is your responsibility to read it and prepare yourself to implement its contents. Additional copies will be made readily available and can be found in each of the LHU Athletic Training Rooms, or by contacting any one of the LHU Athletic Training Staff.

You should be aware that the administration of Lock Haven University has placed limitations on the hours during which the athletic training staff will work. This limitation arose from the ever-increasing demand for medical coverage caused primarily by the increased utilization of the non-traditional sport seasons and the continued competition for limited athletic facilities. I have included an outline of the medical coverage limitations for you to explore.

I want to thank you for your attention to this matter. I also encourage you to discuss this document with myself or the athletic trainer assigned to your team. Good luck with your season.

Sincerely,

Jason Erlandson MS, LAT, ATC
Head Athletic Trainer

LHU Athletics Emergency Action Plan