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Sports First Aid - 1 Day - Level 2

DESCRIPTION

The Sports First Aid course is a great introduction to first aid in a sport and fitness environment.  It is specifically designed to meet the needs of Sports Therapists, Group Exercise Instructors and Coaches who don't necessarily require a full 2 day pitch side first aid course.

The certificate entitles the candidate to be a First Aider for 3 years from date of issue. There are no pre-requisites to attend this course.

 

DURATION

A minimum of seven contact hours in the classroom,

consisting of practical and theoretical

activities, plus some pre-course activity could be

required.

 

SYLLABUS

•Safe best practice and awareness of current regulations

•Sports specific practical scenario training

•A systematic approach to incident management.

•Primary Survey

•Vital signs

•Airway Management - safe airway positions & dealing with gum shields

•Return to play decisions following on field assessment using SALTAPS

•Recognition of concussion - use of Maddock's questions

•Soft tissue injuries, strains and sprains - when to and when not to use ice

•CPR Resuscitation procedures - single and multi-person scenarios

•Choking

•What to put in your first aid kit

 

CERTIFICATION

Assessment is ongoing by the instructor, along with a multiple choice question paper, and a

three year qualification will be issued to those who satisfy the criteria. In addition, the HSE and

HSENI strongly recommend that all students undergo an annual refresher programme of three

hours.

 

NUMBERS

A maximum of 15 students can be accommodated on this course and all candidates must be a

minimum of 16 years of age to qualify.

 

 

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