Our Sports First Aid workshops have been developed by our Training Director, Richard Johnson, who has over 25 years of experience working in Sports First Aid. He has run teams of over 40 medics at some of Europe's largest sporting tournaments and has been teaching first aid for over 20 years. All our workshops have been developed in line with Resuscitation Council (UK) and European Resuscitation Council guidelines. We regularly run our courses at Colleges, Universities and Sports Clubs, please ask for more details if you would like us to run one for you.
For more details of our First Aid courses please click on the course title.
1 Day Sports First Aid
2 Day Pitchside Sports First Aid
2 Day Sports Trauma Management
1 Day Sports First Aid
This 1 day course is suitable for those working in a sporting environment or gym. This is a highly practical day, and candidates should be prepared to do mat/floor work, so should be suitably dressed.
Course Fee: £99.00
Dates 2017 - to book please click on the course code required.
This 2 day course is suitable for anyone working at sports clubs, sporting events and tournaments. On this course we will look at the treatment of head injuries, spinal injuries and include the roles and responsibilities working at a sporting event. We also include the use of AED defibrillators which are widely available at sporting clubs and events.
First Aid Principles
Initial Assessment – DRAB
Seizures and Epilepsy
Burns & Scalds
Soft Tissue Injuries – Sprains & Strains
Dislocations & Fractures – splinting and moving
Airway Management – Intubation
Concussion – Pocket SCAT test
Spinal Injuries – NEXUS protocol
Pitchside Roles & Responsibilities
AED Defibrillator Usage
This 2-day course is suitable for anyone working with high-impact sports or activities, such as in Rugby, Gymnastics, Equine or Martial Arts. It will give you the skills needed to manage a traumatic sports injury. reatment of head injuries, spinal injuries and include the roles and responsibilities working at a sporting event. We also include the use of AED defibrillators which are widely available at sporting clubs and events.
This course provides you with specific skills to managing sports trauma and builds on skills learned in the Sports First Aid course. You will learn vital assessment and treatment skills for the effective management of traumatic sports injuries. This course is very practical using hands-on teaching methods to make the course as enjoyable and as informative as possible.
The sports trauma course is specifically designed for people involved in sport, namely Sports Therapists, Sports Massage Therapists and Physiotherapists, and also students of these disciplines. It is recommended that you have a basic knowledge of First Aid prior to attendance on this course as it does assume basic knowledge.
Resuscitation – Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillation (AED)
Airway management – Anaphylaxis, chest injury, ventilation using airway and breathing adjuncts, intubation, bag valve mask ventilation, oxygen therapy, portable suction devices
Head injury management – Concussion, head trauma, and unconsciousness
Fracture management – Injury assessment and splinting devices
Spinal injury management – Spinal injury assessment, cervical immobilization, collar application, spinal boards/scoop
Catastrophic Bleeding – the use of tourniquets and hemostatic dressings
Medical Gasses – Oxygen Therapy
Injury assessment – Structured assessment, soft tissue injuries and patient clinical records
You will receive the following qualifications:
A Sports Trauma Management certificate (valid for 3 years)
A Certificate in CPR and Automated External Defibrillation (annual refresher course highly recommended)