Sports First Aid

Prompt and effective Sports First Aid can make a hugely positive difference to the time and ability of an athlete to recover from injury.

Whilst these course cover basic life support the focus is on managing incidents and competently assessing whether a casualty should be returning to activity or not.

 

 

Course - Fitness First Aid - 1 Day First Aid for Sport, Exercise and Fitness certificate

The 1 Day First Aid for Sport, Exercise and Fitness certificate course is a great introduction to first aid in a sports environment the essential knowledge, skills and decisions for all first aiders in this sector, especially addressing the influence of sports activity and specialist equipment, such as gum shields, upon casualty care.

It is specifically designed to meet the needs of Sports Therapists, Group Exercise Instructors and Coaches who don't necessarily require a full 2 day course.

Certification is dependent on successful continuous assessment of the candidate and the successful completion of a 10 question multiple choice question sheet. Those who complete the course successfully are awarded a certificate that is valid for three years. 

The certificate entitles the candidate to be a First Aider for 3 years from date of issue. There are no pre-requisites to attend this course.

Course timings

09:00 - 17:30 or 09:30 - 18:00, depending on the venue. Full details of course timings are on the course calendar and will be emailed to you in a pre-course information pack once your booking is confirmed. 

 

 

Course content

  • Safe best practice and awareness of current regulations
  • Sports specific practical scenario training
  • A systematic approach to incident management. Primary Survey
  • Vital signs
  • Airway Management - safe airway positions & dealing with gum shields
  • Return to play decisions following on field assessment using SALTAPS
  • Recognition of concussion - use of Maddock's questions
  • Soft tissue injuries, strains and sprains - when to and when not to use ice
  • CPR Resuscitation procedures - single and multi-person scenarios
  • Choking
  • What to put in your first aid kit
  • How to make an action plan

 

 

2 day course.

  • Safe best practice and awareness of current regulations
  • Sports specific practical scenario training
  • A systematic approach to incident management using both primary and secondary surveys (ABCDE)
  • Vital Signs
  • Monitoring conscious casualties
  • Unconsciousness, causes and treatment using safe airway positions
  • External bleeding, internal bleeding and shock
  • CPR Resuscitation procedures, including multi-person CPR
  • Defibrillation and AED use
  • Choking
  • Assessing and treating common sports trauma injuries - head, neck, spine & limb 
  • Manual spinal immobilisation techniques
  • Various techniques to roll a casualty with minimal spinal movement
  • Recognition of concussion - use of Maddock's questions / Pocket SCAT
  • Soft tissue injuries, strains and sprains - when to and when not to use ice
  • Cease to play decisions following on field assessment using SALTAPS
  • What to put in your first aid kit
  • How to make an action plan

 

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