Sports and Activity First Aid

The Sports and Activity First Aid course is designed for all clients who have an involvement in sports and recreational activities in both the professional and voluntary sectors. The course can be easily adapted through the inclusion of appropriate outdoor  scenarios to meet the needs of the outdoor  world.
This course will provide participants with the opportunity to gain fundamental knowledge  and skills in order to recognise and manage common injuries sustained in activities and provide immediate non-emergency care
The course covers  the content  of Emergency First Aid and, as such, the course will meet the recommendations of the Health and Safety Executive for training emergency aid to the appointed person.
This course is mapped to the learning outcomes of the Level 2 award in Activity First Aid.

In this course you will learn the following skills

INTRODUCTION

  • Principles of First Aid
  • Chain of Survival
  • Emergency Management

Procedure

  • Care Cycle™

ESSENTIAL SKILLS

  • Scene Survey
  • Exposure Protection

BASIC LIFE SUPPORT

  • Primary Survey, Recovery

Position and Reassessment

  • CPR Adult (CardiopulmonaryResuscitation)
  • CPR Child
  • Alternative Ventilation

Procedures

  • Introduction to Automated External Defibrillation (AED)
  • Choking Adult and Child

LIFE THREATENING  CONDITIONS

  • Severe Bleeding
  • Shock Management

SECONDARY SURVEY

  • Patient History Taking
  • Physical Assessment
  • Localised Physical Assessment
  • Patient Report Form (PRF)

COMMON INJURIES

  • Head Injury
  • Spinal Injury
  • Chest injuries
  • Fractures
  • Wounds and Bleeding
  • Dislocation
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Contusions or Bruising
  • Eye Injuries

ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS

  • Heat Related Problems
  • Frostbite
  • Hypothermia

CIRCULATORY PROBLEMS

  • Heart Attack
  • Angina
  • Fainting
  • Stroke

RESPIRATORY PROBLEMS

  • Asthma
  • Allergies
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Hyperventilation

OTHER MEDICAL EMERGENCIES

  • Diabetic Emergencies
  • Epilepsy
  • Burns and Scalds
  • Electrical and Chemical Injuries
  • Poisoning

FIRST AID HEALTH AND SAFETY

  • First Aid Kit
  • Accident Recording

 

Course Specification

  • INTENDED PARTICIPANT : Sports coaching staff, team managers, trainers, teachers, leisure staff, activity leaders
  • MAX STUDENT INSTRUCTOR RATIO : 12 Candidates: 1 Instructor
  • MAX CLASS SIZE : 24 Candidates (with 2 instructors)
  • ASSESSMENT :Knowledge and skills assessment
  • CERTIFICATE EXPIRY : 3 years from date of completion
  • COURSE DURATION: Initial Training: 12 hours | Retraining time: 12 hours