Calling for high intensity ball sports to implement automated external defibrillators within clubs.
First aid training for high intensity ball sports such as rugby, football and hockey have a number of added elements to the standard Emergency First Aid course. Greater emphasis is given to the management of spinal, limb, chest and head injuries. Spinal immobilisation and moving the casualty at risk are core taught elements. Within cardiovascular high intensity activities there is an increased risk of cardiovascular injury; Automated External Defibrillation (AED) training is therefore delivered as part of the core syllabus delivered topics within the ABC-Resus Trainings Ball Sports First Aid course.
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The Ball Sports First Aid Syllabus emphasis injury assessment; is inclusive of the HSE standard for Emergency First Aid but content also includes;
- ABCDE Assessment of casualty
- Causes and Care of the unconscious casualty
- Head injuries including
- 1. Concussion signs and symptoms and care
- 2. Bleeding into the brain, signs, symptoms and care
- 3. Head lacerations assessment and care
- Chest injuries including Winding,
- Limbs, sprains, breaks and dislocations
- Minor injuries
- Spinal injuries
- Safe movement of any casualty
- Basic life support with Automated External Defibrillation