The British Journal of Sports Medicine recently published guidelines for the management of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) on the football (soccer) field. These guidelines are certainly applicable to all sporting events.
What are the take home points?
1. Make an Emergency Plan and make sure all coaches know this plan.
2. All coaches must know CPR and how to use an AED.
3. An AED should be at every event and coaches must know where it is!
For the complete guidelines, see below.