Sport First Aid
Emergency First Aid for Sport and Exercise (8 hours)
Participants of this course also receive an HSE recognised Emergency First Aid at Work certificate.
This is a comprehensive one day course covering the Emergency First Aid at Work content plus sport and exercise specific issues including sports trauma injuries, soft tissue injury and making a return/cease to play or training decision. This course satisfies the first aid requirements of most Sport and Exercise Governing Bodies. In addition to Sport and Exercise Coaches, this course is suitable for physiotherapists, Dance and Performing Arts Teachers and anybody else working in Sport, Exercise and Leisure who requires an Emergency First Aid at Work certificate as well as an understanding of dealing with sport and exercise related injuries.
Safe best practice and awareness of current regulations
Sports specific practical scenario training -a systematic approach to incident management using ABCDE
Vital signs - monitoring of conscious casualties
Unconsciousness, causes and treatment using safe airway positions
CPR Resuscitation procedures, including using a Defibrillator
Common medical problems: stroke, seizures, asthma, diabetes & anaphylaxis
Hypo- and hyperthermia
External bleeding, internal bleeding and shock
Soft tissue injuries, strains and sprains
Cease to play decisions following on field assessment using SALTAPS
Recognition of concussion - use of Maddock's questions
Assessing and treating common sports trauma injuries - head, neck, spine & limb
Manual immobilisation of spinal injuries and spinal log roll
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First Aid for Sport, Exercise & Leisure (4 hours)
This is our entry level course for the sport and leisure sector. A short, dynamic course covering both emergency first aid and the duty of care, return to activity and injury assessment procedures required by those in the sport, exercise and leisure environment. This course meets the first aid requirements of some teaching and coaching qualifications and is ideal for those involved in mainstream sports, martial arts and other contact sports, dance and fitness instruction, personal training, A Level and GCSE PE, College Sports students, Level 2 and 3 Sport Leaders, etc. The content includes essential basic life support and sport injury management. Using a combination of demonstrations, practical exercises and discussions, this is a dynamic course that is delivered in an active sports context, and can be delivered on an evening after work if required, or at a more leisurely pace over a full day.
Duty of Care and the Role of the Sports First Aider
Basic Life Support
Cardiac arrest and CPR
Management of injuries
Return to play decisions
Life threatening injuries
Bone and Joint injuries
Strains and Sprains
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