FA Basic First Aid for Sport

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The FA Basic Sports First Aid course is a foundation sports first aid course aimed at 'lay first aiders', specifically coaches, teachers, parents and volunteers, who are responsible for the provision of first aid when supporting sports activities.

Course Aims & Objectives

- To provide the student with an understanding of the general duties, responsibilities and treatment principles of first aid.
- To provide students with the basic knowledge, skills and attitude necessary to recognise and differentiate major from minor injury and the ability to offer basic first aid and injury/illness management and advice to a participant who has sustained illness/injury when engaged in sports activity, or in sports environments.

For whom the course is intended

Minimum age is 16 years
Managers/Coaches of football teams
Mini-Soccer organisers and officials
Volunteers within football clubs

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

- Describe the duties, responsibilities, general treatment principles and priorities of emergency care provision.
- Describe the elements of pre-event preparation in relation to emergency care provision.
- Demonstrate an understanding of basic anatomy and physiology in relation to first aid.
- Conduct the logical 'on-field' assessment (SALTAPS) of a participant and apply principles of infection control.
- Recognise and respond to the signs and symptoms of common injuries.
- Recognise and respond to the signs and symptoms of common illnesses.

Limits of Responsibility

The course aims and objectives focus on the need to provide the student with sufficient knowledge and skills to identify illness, injuries and conditions and apply the appropriate first aid management. The aims and objectives are also directed towards a student identifying the need for an injured or ill casualty to be referred to a hospital, clinic or unit, for medical management by an appropriate healthcare professional.

Course Content

The course has been subdivided into three distinct modules:

Course Pre-requisites

Must have attended an FA Emergency 1st Aid workshop 6mths prior to the start of the course to be exempt from the 1st Module

Module 1 - general principles of first aid and emergency aid:

- Pre-Activity Preparation
- The Emergency Action Plan
- Reacting to an Incident / Approaching the injured Player
- The 'Primary Survey' and 'Secondary Survey?'
- The Recovery Position
- CPR
- Choking
- Severe External / Internal Bleeding
- Shock

Module 2 - common musculo-skeletal Injuries, 'on-field' assessment and basic first aid management acute soft tissue injury:

- Basic Injury Recognition
- Fractures / Dislocations
- Ligament Injury Sprains
- Muscle Injury Strains and Contusions
- The On-Field Injury Assessment Process - SALTAPS
- Basic First Aid Management of Acute Soft Tissue Injury
- Head / Spinal Injury
- Skull / Cheekbone / Nose / Jaw / Rib Fracture

Module 3 - common medical conditions, the First Aid kit and after incident Issues:

- Anaphylaxis
- Asthma
- Seizure
- Diabetes
- Hypothermia
- Hyperthermia - Heat Stroke / Heat Exhaustion
- Dehydration
- Foreign Body in the Eye
- First Aid Kit Contents
- After an Emergency Incident 

Course Duration

 The course is 9 hours in duration. 


**Durham FA Coach Education Cancellation Policy**

If you need to cancel your attendance on the course you should inform Durham FA immediately. All our courses are in demand and by not advising us you are preventing another candidate from attending.

If you cancel more than 2 weeks prior to the commencement of the course, a full refund will be issued. However, if you cancel after the 2 week deadline, no refund will be given. Consideration will be given to candidates who, for health reasons are unable to attend and require a transfer to another course. A letter from a doctor or medical professional must be supplied.

If you should decide to transfer to another course once your application has been submitted, there will be an additional administration charge of £20.00

By submitting an application you agree to all of the terms above.
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Click on the course code for an Application Form to print off and return to Durham County FA Development Office, 'Codeslaw', Riverside South, Chester-le-Street, Durham, DH3 3SJ

or

Book & Pay Online by Clicking Here

Course Fees must be paid up front, if you are having your course paid for you must submit a signed letter from the organisation/club on letter headed paper confirming they will be paying your course fee and this must be sent with your application form.
PLEASE MAKE CHEQUES PAYABLE TO DURHAM COUNTY FA.


FA Basic First Aid for Sport Course

Venue: The Graham Sports Centre, Stockton Rd, Maiden Castle, Durham DH1 3SE
Saturday 15th July 2017 9.30am – 5.00pm  - Module 1,2,3

Course Code: BFAS28 (Click Here to Book & Pay Online)

MUST ATTEND ALL SESSIONS UNLESS YOU HAVE A VALID FA EMERGENCY AID WHICH WILL MAKE YOU EXEMPT FROM THE 1ST MODULE.YOU MUST HAVE ATTENDED THE EM AID COURSE 6 MONTHS PRIOR TO THE START OF THE BFAS COURSE.

Course Fees must be paid up front, if you are having your course paid for you must submit a signed letter from the organisation/club on letter headed paper confirming they will be paying your course fee and this must be sent with your application form. 

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