Sports First Aid response


FEB, 2016

Event Mangement

The one day First Aid for volunteers at road and park events certificate course is a great introduction to first aid in a sports environment to gain the essential knowledge, skills and decisions for all first aiders in this sector. Especially addressing the influence of sports activity upon casualty care.

It is specifically designed to meet the needs of those involved in sporting events as: race organisers/marshals, group exercise instructors, coaches and volunteers

Certification is dependent on successful assessment during the course and passing a multiple choice question paper. Those who complete the course successfully are awarded a certificate that is valid for three years. The certificate entitles the candidate to be a Sports First Aider from date of issue.

There are no pre-requisites to attend this course.

Course content: Role of first aider

What this course includes:

  • Communication and casualty care
  • What to pack in your first aid kit
  • Hygiene precautions
  • Reporting and recording of incidents/accident
  • Management of a first aid incident in an emergency
  • Emergencies in public
  • Communication and access for ambulance services
  • Evacuation of a casualty
  • Administer first aid to a casualty (child or adult)
  • Primary survey #Unconscious casualty (including seizures)
  • Cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • Asthma
  • Head injury (concussion)
  • Chest pains
  • Extremes of hot and cold
  • Shock
  • Winding
  • Minor conditions (cuts, grazes, bruises and splinters)
  • Minor bleeding (face, mouth, tongue, loss of teeth)
  • Management of fractures, sprains, dislocation, tendons, cramp.
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