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.
The 2-day Sports First Aid course is recommended by all National Governing Body Awards in Sport, suitable for sports coaches, trainers, pitch side first aiders & team managers.
2 Day 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.
Please note: the first aid requirement for most sports coaches, trainers, pitch side first aiders & team managers is the 2-day Sports First Aid course.
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.
- Assessing vital signs
Brain activity, breathing & circulation
- Approaching and assessing a casualty
The A.B.C. of first aid
- Treating immediately life threatening conditions
Heart attack, bleeding, shock, burns, scalds & choking
- Basic Life Support
CPR in confined spaces, use of face masks & junior CPR
- Recognising & treating common conditions
Asthma, epilepsy, anaphylaxis, diabetes & angina
- Taking action to prevent further deterioration:
Ensuring a safe airway, stabilising & bandaging
- Scenarios tailored to the sporting environment
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.
- Common sporting injuries
Breaks & soft tissue injury
- Major trauma
Dealing with head, neck, spine & chest injuries
- Recognising and preventing injuries from heat and cold
Burns, scalds & hypothermia
- Providing extended casualty care in the field
Low-tech equipment, immobilising, monitoring & evacuation
- Appropriate emergency kit for clubs & trainers
- Current regulations, record keeping & accident reporting
- Managing an incident
Multiple casualties, prioritising & cease to play
- Outdoor scenarios in the sporting environment