Sports First Aid
Practical first aid courses tailored to those that play, coach or work in sport, particularly those who have a duty of care to others in the sporting environment.
This includes sports coaches, pitch side first aiders, team managers, club members, sideline spectators, parents, volunteers, personal trainers, sports therapists, physiotherapists, massage therapists, leisure centre or gym instructors.
Emergency Sports First Aid (8hrs)
Suitable for those who have a duty of care to others in sport and will be ‘first on scene’ in the event of a sporting accident including appointed persons, players, leisure / gym instructors, personal trainers, parents & volunteers.
This first aid course covers the essential life saving skills for assessing and treating casualties and dealing with a variety of situations in the sporting environment until further help arrives.
- Approaching and assessing a casualty (D.R. + A.B.C.)
Performing a primary survey & stabilising a casualty that has collapsed & unresponsive
- Secondary Survey (C.D.E.)
Assessing a casualty for further injuries, illnesses & vital information
- Medical Emergencies
Treating life threatening conditions including choking, strokes & heart attack
- Basic Life Support
Performing CPR, drowning, PPE, preventing cross infection & using a defibrillator
- Managing severe bleeding
Treating a person who is bleeding, wounded &/or suffering from shock
- Sports injuries
Recognising and treating injuries in sports settings including exposure, heat illness & head injuries
2 Day Sports First Aid (16 HRS)
Suitable for those who require a more comprehensive background in sports first aid or work in the professional sporting environment including coaches, trainers, therapists, pitch side first aiders & team managers.
This specialist sports first aid course builds on the skills developed in the 1-day Sports First Aid and covers common sporting injuries, cease to play decisions, incident management, record keeping and current regulations.
Finding & treating common fractures
- Trauma injuries
Stabilising head, neck & chest injuries
- Medical illnesses
Treating medical problems such as asthma, epilepsy, anaphylaxis, diabetes & angina
- Common sporting injuries:
Treating cuts / grazes, eye injuries soft tissue injuries
- Equipment & record keeping
Appropriate emergency kit for clubs & trainers, monitoring & handover of a casualty
- Providing extended casualty care
Simple techniques for moving & stabilising people to prevent further deterioration
- Managing an incident
Assessing, prioritising & return to play decision making
All courses are certificated and valid for 3 years