First Aid Courses
Our First Aid courses are specifically designed to meet the needs of coaches and volunteers working in schools or sporting environments. This 1 day Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) course focuses on important first aid skills and applies them in a sporting context
The course equips candidates with the knowledge and skills required to deal with a range of first aid scenarios, ranging from minor sporting injuries to life threatening conditions. There is a focus on the types of scenarios which may occur in a sporting environment and by the end of the course the candidates will confidently be able to assess a scenario and select and apply appropriate first aid skills.
The Prime Practice can offer a comprehensive pitch side first aid service to schools and clubs.
The Course Content:
- Roles and responsibilities of a first aider
- Recovery position & seizures
- Unconscious casualty
- Restricted airways
- Suspected fractures
- Wounds and bleeding
- Minor injuries
- Unconscious casualty
- Personal hygiene at first aid incidents
Sport Specific Content
- Suspected spinal injuries
- The return of athletes to play
This course is a nationally recognised qualification which is awarded by The First Aid Industry Body (FAIB) The course is valid for 3 years.
Delivery & Assessment
This course focuses on interactive teaching methods with a strong emphasis on practical skills. Important theory concepts will be delivered using a variety of engaging and fun methods, and practical skills will be delivered in a safe and friendly environment.
This is a competency based qualification so assessment will be on-going throughout the day. There will be no pressure for candidates to pass an exam, simply show that they have the skills and competencies to deliver safe and effective first aid in a sporting environment.
Sarah combines 16 years of teaching experience with practical sports therapy experience to deliver a high quality teaching and learning experience. Sarah is a university senior lecturer in Sports Therapy and delivers both emergency care in sport and advanced trauma management on a Sports Therapy degree programme. She also has a wealth of experience of working on pitch side in a variety of sports and age groups, from youth through to professional levels. The combination of this experience combines quality delivery with hands on first aid experience.