FA Emergency First Aid

 

Overview

This is a three hour workshop for the pitch side first aider, which aims to provide the participant with:

  • Knowledge and practical skills to be able to attend an unconscious player
  • Knowledge and practical skills to be able to recognise and manage a player who is not breathing, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillation
  • Knowledge of sudden cardiac arrest in football
  • Knowledge and practical skills to recognise and apply immediate first aid to a number of medical conditions that pose a threat to life
  • Knowledge of the requirements of emergency action planning for football
  • Knowledge of the FA concussion guidelines and appropriate immediate management of the concussed player

The course is open to all with an interest in improving their emergency aid skills. The qualification is valid for a period of three years.

 

Description

The course will provide the learner with the knowledge and practical skills and an introduction to first aid that will enable them to attend a conscious or unconscious player, ensuring that appropriate care is given until the emergency medical services arrive and takeover, or until an alternative healthcare professional(s) assumes responsibility for the player.

On completion of the workshop, the learner will be able to:

  • Recognise their role and responsibility as a nominated First Aider
  • Identify the key components of an Emergency Action Plan (EAP)
  • Identify best practice when summoning medical assistance, in terms of when, how and knowing what information is required
  • Determine whether a player is conscious or unconscious and perform the correct procedure to open the airway
  • Apply the correct techniques whilst performing chest compressions, rescue breathing and automated external defibrillation to a player suffering from a sudden cardiac arrest
  • Discuss appropriate actions following an incident
  • Recognise the signs and symptoms, and administer appropriate immediate first aid when dealing with a range of life threatening conditions that may present in football

 

Content
  • Emergency Action Planning for football
  • Process Overview
    • Pre-Activity Preparation
    • Reacting to an Incident
    • Approaching the Injured Player
    • Primary Survey (A-E approach)
    • CPR/AED (adults and children)
  • Resuscitation CPR AED Algorithm for adults and children
  • Heart Conditions and sudden cardiac arrest in football
  • Asthma, anaphylaxis, catastrophic bleeding and airway problems
  • Head Injury and concussion - The FA Concussion guidelines
  • Dispelling the myths of first aid management

 

Pre-requisites

Learners must be at least 16 years of age

Duration

Three hours

Pre and post course reading for development, inclusive of highly recommend e-learning modules to be completed ideally pre course:

 

Learners are required to attend all dates and times associated to the course listed below. Failure to attend all dates will result in non-qualification.


The Box Moor Trust Centre, London Road, Hemel Hempstead HP1 2RE
CourseDateMonthDetails/ComponentTime
Introduction to First Aid in FootballMonday 20thMayTheory & Practical (indoors)7pm - 10pm


Hertfordshire FA adheres to a strict cancellation policy and by enrolling onto our course you agree to have read and agree to be bound by our Terms and Conditions. These can be viewed via our website Learner Information

Please be advised all of our courses are delivered using the English language. To complete the course learners will be required to have a sound understanding of English; both oral and written.

If you are unable to understand or speak the English language you will be required to provide a translator for the duration of the course. If you are bringing a translator you will be required to let Hertfordshire FA know in advance of the course start date.


FA Safeguarding Children & Introduction to First Aid in Football certificates

Certificates of attendance for both the FA Safeguarding Children and Emergency Aid workshops are now no longer issued by FA Education.  Learners can download and print their certificate via the FA Learning website https://Learning.TheFA.com



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