What is Sports First Aid?
Sports first aid is the provision of immediate care to a victim with an injury or illness, usually effected by a lay person, and performed within a limited skill range. First aid is normally performed until the injury or illness is satisfactorily dealt with (such as in the case of small cuts, minor bruises, and blisters) or until the next level of care, such as an ambulance or doctor, arrives.
The key guiding principles and purpose of first aid, is often given in the mnemonic "3 Ps". These three points govern all the actions undertaken by a first aider.
- Prevent further injury
- Preserve life
- Promote recovery
DLR Sports Partnership Sports First Aid Course
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Sports Partnership runs Sports First Aid Courses to assist Sports Clubs in the county to provide a safe environment for those participating in sport.
On completion of this course, participants will be certified in emergency response training and be able to provide necessary first aid while awaiting the arrival of the emergency services. First Aid is an essential skill to have particularly when you are dealing with physical or sporting activities.
The course will cover the following areas in Sports First Aid:
- Accident scene management
- Patient assessment
- Respiratory emergencies
- Wounds and bleeding
- Head injuries and unconsciousness
- Fractures and injury to bones
- Burns, scalds and electric shock
Sports First Aid Courses for 2017:
There are two First Aid Courses taking place in 2017:
9:00am-4:00pm Saturday 22nd April 2017 at Fitzpatricks Castle Hotel, Killiney
9:00am-4:00pm Saturday 21st October 2017 at Stillorgan Park Hotel