Sports First Aid

Bandaging a headDuring this innovative course you will learn the key skills of first aid and gain the confidence to act effectively in an emergency. By using "Active Learning" and a comprehensive workbook we ensure that you remember the skills and feel confident to use them.

Almost uniquely, our medically based course stresses the importance of not moving injured patients and shows you how to safely hold spinal injuries in position, rather than just putting them in the recovery position.

In addition we will also be looking at the treatment of typical sports illnesses and injuries that you may encounter.

Time (hours): 
8
Suitable for: 

Anyone who needs to treat sporting injuries in adults or children.

Recognition: 

Meets the requirements of the HSE for "Appointed Persons in the Workplace" training.

Pre-Requisites: 

None

Course Contents: 
  • scene assessment
  • safety and hygiene
  • communicable diseases
  • primary survey
  • the unconscious, non-trauma casualty
  • the recovery position
  • the unconscious, trauma casualty
  • the "chain of survival"
  • rescue breathing - children and adults
  • CPR - children and adults
  • choking - children and adults
  • first aid kits
  • treatment of sports illnesses
  • treatment of sports injuries
  • the accident book
  • reporting of accidents at work