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.

  • Content
  • First Aid Principles
  • On Field Assessment – SALTAPS
  • CPR
  • Unconscious Casualty
  • Concussion
  • Soft Tissue Injuries – Sprains & Strains
  • Dislocations & Fractures
  • Bleeding
  • Choking

Course Fee: £99.00

Dates 2017 - to book please click on the course code required.

  • SFA2 – 22nd May
  • SFA3 – 3rd June
  • SFA4 – 31st July
  • SFA5 – 28th October
  • SFA6 – 13th November

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.

Content

First Aid Principles

Initial Assessment – DRAB

CPR

Unconscious Casualty

Heart Attack

Shock

Asthma

Seizures and Epilepsy

Fainting

Choking

Bleeding

Embedded Objects

Burns & Scalds

Anaphylactic Shock

Soft Tissue Injuries – Sprains & Strains

Dislocations & Fractures – splinting and moving

Head Injuries

Airway Management – Intubation

Concussion – Pocket SCAT test

Spinal Injuries – NEXUS protocol

Eye Injuries

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.

Aims

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.

Syllabus

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)




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