Basic sports first aid

Our basic sports first aid training course will give you all the necessary first aid skills to deal with a wide range of sporting incidents. 

Who should attend?

Anyone involved in sporting activities - from referees and coaches to players.

St John Ambulance welcomes young people from the age of 12 onto all our community first aid courses. If under the age of 16, you must attend with a responsible adult member of the family or guardian (two young people per adult).

Course content

How to deal with the type of injuries and medical emergencies that can happen during sporting activities.

The role of the sports first aider Extremes of heat and cold
Managing an emergency Managing a casualty outdoors
Communication and casualty care Primary survey
Bleeding Resuscitation (adult and child CPR)
Bone, muscle and joint injuries Shock
Chest pains Unconscious casualty

Course duration

One day.

Assessment

Continuous assessment by trainer. St John Ambulance certificate for successful candidates.

Is this training for me?

To learn first aid skills appropriate for use in the workplace you should complete a First aid at work or Emergency first aid at work course. If you’re unsure what first aid training is appropriate for your workplace, use our free requirements calculator.

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