The Pitchside First Aid Course offers invaluable skills and knowledge for any Undergraduate or Postgraduate Physiotherapist, Osteopath, Chiropractor or Sports Massage therapist.
The course is practically based giving students lots of experience in managing acute pitchside incidents.
The Pitchside First Aid course runs over one day and will cover the following areas:
Safe best practice and awareness of current regulations
Sports specific practical scenario training
A systematic approach to incident management using ABCDE
Monitoring conscious casualties
Unconsciousness, causes and treatment using safe airway positions
External bleeding, internal bleeding and shock
CPR Resuscitation procedures. Single person and multi-person CPR
Defibrillation and AED use
Assessing and treating common sports trauma injuries
head, neck, spine & limb
Manual immobilisation techniques
Recognition of concussion
use of Maddock's questions
Soft tissue injuries, strains and sprains
when to and when not to use ice
Cease to play decisions following on field assessment using SALTAPS
What to put in your first aid kit
How to make an action plan
All students receive a set of bespoke course notes to complement the course with all techniques and the supporting theory.
One day workshop
Undergraduate/Postgraduate Physiotherapist, Undergraduate/Postgraduate Osteopath, Undergraduate/Postgraduate Chiropractor, Undergraduate/Postgraduate Sports Therapist, Qualified Sports Massage Therapist