If you are at Courts Plus and see someone who may be in trouble or not feeling well, please inform the staff. We are here to help and maintain a safe environment. You will see the Emergency Stations located around the facility. They are large placards with green writing and a red push button. There is also a box containing a pocket mask and gloves. In the event of a life threatening emergency (one in which the person is unconscious or unresponsive) simply press the red button. (The red button should not be pressed for less serious injuries). This becomes an open line to a special phone at the service desk. It also tells us where you are in the club. You may then explain the situation and the service desk will call 911 and call a Code Blue (see below) if appropriate.
Courts Plus has an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). The AED is bright red and is mounted on the wall behind the service desk. The AED is used when a person has experienced cardiac arrest and is pulseless and not breathing. If this were to happen at Courts Plus, staff would initiate the Code Blue System. CPR would begin on the individual and 911 would be called. In addition, another staff member would retrieve the AED. The AED is very simple to use in that all the operator has to do is to first turn the AED on and then follow the voice prompts. The AED will direct the operator to apply the pads to the patient’s bare chest and plug in pads connector next to flashing light. The machine does all of the work. It analyzes the rhythm and determines whether or not a shock should be administered. If a shock is advised by the AED, the operator would press the orange button. The machine will only allow a shock to be administered to two lethal heart rhythms: ventricular tachycardia at a rate over 180 and ventricular fibrillation. These rhythms occur most often in cardiac arrest. The AED may or may not get them out of that lethal rhythm, but this is the best chance that they will have along with CPR.
About 40 of the Courts Plus staff is trained in operation of the AED. All have agreed that it is very simple to use. Courts Plus is fortunate to have an AED to provide for the best care possible.
This is for life threatening emergencies only. If a person is unconscious or unresponsive, the Code Blue System will be implemented. At this time, a person designated at the service desk will announce over the intercom "Code Blue (location of person)" three times. This will alert the appropriate staff of the emergency situation and put them into action. At this time "911" will be called and staff will respond to the location with the AED and take all of the necessary actions. Please note, if you are a qualified physician who hears the Code Blue announcement, we welcome your assistance, but require the necessary identification unless you are a physician known by us.