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Pitchside First Aid Course - Birmingham

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

  • Vital Signs

  • 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

  • Choking

  • 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

Course cost:


Entry requirements

Undergraduate/Postgraduate Physiotherapist, Undergraduate/Postgraduate Osteopath, Undergraduate/Postgraduate Chiropractor, Undergraduate/Postgraduate Sports Therapist, Qualified Sports Massage Therapist


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