First Aid Sport

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NaRS Emergency First Aid for Sport (NaRS[EFAS]) : Syllabus

The aim of the NaRS EFAS is to enable a candidate to be able to act as a first aider to take charge of the first aid arrangements, including looking after first aid equipment and facilities and calling the Emergency Services when required. It will also provide learners with the ability to respond to emergency first aid situations that may arise while coaching, officiating, helping or participating in sport. The NaRS EFAS course includes the Emergency First Aid at Work module which is approved by the HSE.
Validity of Award

36 months.
Length of Course

Training courses, including final assessment, must last at least 8 contact hours (where candidates have not undertaken prior reading and completed the 3 worksheets prior to the course then the minimum contact time will be 10 hours). Contact hours mean actual teaching or practical time. The programme can be run over one-day or in sessions over a period of weeks. If chosen to run over a period of weeks, each session should last no less than two hours.
Syllabus

On completion of training, successful candidates should be able to:

  • Understand the role of the first aider including reference to:
    • the importance of preventing cross infection
    • the need for recording incidents and actions
    • use of available equipment
  • Assess the situation and circumstances in order to act safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency
  • Administer first aid to a casualty who is unconscious (including seizure)
  • Administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Administer first aid to a casualty who is choking
  • Administer first aid to a casualty who is wounded and bleeding
  • Administer first aid to a casualty who is suffering from shock
  • Provide appropriate first aid for minor injuries (including small cuts, grazes and bruises, minor burns and scalds, small splinters)
  • Know how to assess a casualty and circumstances in order to act safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency
  • Recognise the requirement for and administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation for a child
  • Recognise and administer first aid to a child who is choking
  • Recognise and administer first aid to a casualty who is suffering from sports related concussion
  • Recognise and administer first aid to a casualty who is suffering from sports related wounds and bleeding
  • Recognise and administer first aid to a casualty who is suffering from bone injuries
  • Recognise and administer first aid to a casualty who is suffering from sports related head and spinal injuries
  • Recognise and administer first aid to a casualty who is suffering from a sports related supporting tissue injury.

Assessment

Thus qualification is assessed as set out below:

  • Continual assessment by the tutor
  • Demonstrate the ability to carry out various defined first aid activities in a safe manner
  • Demonstrate CPR and the preparatory actions preceding the administration of CPR
  • Completion of the final worksheet to the satisfaction of the course tutor.

Re-validation

The NaRS EFAS qualification is valid for 3 years only, refresher training is recommended on an annual basis before the certificateexpires. Up to three months before the expiry date, the first aider can undertake another EFAS course. The new certificate will then be dated from that expiry date. If retraining has not been undertaken during this time, it should be completed within 28 days beyond the expiry date. A new certificate issued during this extension period should be dated from the expiry date of the previous one. Re-validation is granted after successfully carrying out the requirements of the syllabus in force at the time.

NaRS Immediate Aid (NaRS[IA]) : Syllabus

The aims of the Immediate Aid Certificate are twofold:

  1. To enable a candidate to be able to act as an appointed person to take charge of the first aid arrangements, including looking after the equipment and facilities and calling the Emergency Medical Services when required.
  2. To deal with emergency incidents that may arise whilst coaching or supervising children.

Prerequisite

13 years of age.
Validity of Award

36 Months
Length of Course

Training courses, including final assessment, must last at least 4 contact hours (where candidates have not undertaken prior reading and completed the 3 worksheets prior to the course then the minimum contact time will be 6 hours). Contact hours mean actual teaching or practical time. The programme can be run over one-day or in sessions over a period of weeks. If chosen to run over a period of weeks, each session should last no less than two hours.
Syllabus

The course syllabus, in addition to dealing with incidents that may arise whilst coaching or supervising children, covers the following as laid down by the Health & Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981:

  • What to do in an emergency
  • Cardio-pulmonary resuscitation
  • First aid for the unconscious casualty
  • First aid for the wounded or bleeding
  • First aid equipment
  • Employers risk assessment of first aid needs

Assessment

The qualification is assessed as set out below:

  • Continual assessment by the tutor.
  • Completion of the end of course worksheet to the satisfaction of the course tutor.

Re-validation

An Immediate Aid Certificate is valid for 36 months. Re-validation must take place before the expiry date of the current certificate; candidates will not be accepted on to refresher courses if the certificate has expired.

Regular ongoing training and practice is recommended; the NaRS Record Sheets give the opportunity for recording ongoing training and provides evidence of underpinning knowledge and skills practised.

 

Cricket Coach First Aid - The Cricket Coach

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First Aid Appointed Person Award (CCFAAP) has been jointly produced by the English & Welsh Cricket Board (ECB) and The Swimming Teachers Association (STA).

The aim of the CCFAAP is twofold:

  1. To enable a candidate to be able to act as an appointed person to take charge of the first aid arrangements, including looking after the equipment and facilities and calling the emergency services when required.
  2. To deal with incidents that may arise whilst coaching or playing cricket.

Arrangements should be made for an appointed person to be available to undertake these duties at all times when people are at work.

It should be remembered that appointed persons are not first aiders and so should not attempt to give first aid for which they have not been trained.

Golf First Aid - The Golf Coach -

First Aid Appointed Person Award (GCFAAP) has been jointly produced by the Professional Golfing Association (PGA) and The Swimming Teachers Association (STA).

The aim of the GCFAAP is twofold:

  1. To enable a candidate to be able to act as an appointed person to take charge of the first aid arrangements, including looking after the equipment and facilities and calling the emergency services when required.
  2. To deal with incidents that may arise whilst coaching or playing golf.

Arrangements should be made for an appointed person to be available to undertake these duties at all times when people are at work.

It should be remembered that appointed persons are not first aiders and so should not attempt to give first aid for which they have not been trained

Martial Arts First Aid - The Martial Arts -

First Aid Appointed Person Award (MAFAAP) has been produced by the The Swimming Teachers Association (STA) in conjunction with a number of Martial Arts governing bodies.

The aim of the MAFAPP is twofold:

  1. To enable a candidate to be able to act as an appointed person to take charge of the first aid arrangements, including looking after the equipment and facilities and calling the emergency services when required.
  2. To deal with incidents that may arise whilst coaching or participating in martial arts.

Arrangements should be made for an appointed person to be available to undertake these duties at all times when people are at work.

It should be remembered that appointed persons are not first aiders and so should not attempt to give first aid for which they have not been trained.

Rugby first aid -

The RFU Sports First Aid Qualification is a six hour course, where candidates will learn how to deal with a range of first aid situations that occur within rugby. You will learn:

  • What to do in a emergency
  • Cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • First aid for a unconscious casualty
  • First aid for the wounded or bleeding
  • How to use first aid equipment
  • How to deal with concussion
  • How to deal with breaks and sprains
  • The employers risk assessment

The course includes continuous assessment of practical skills and a worksheet test of theoretical knowledge leading to the RFU Sports First Aid Appointed Person Award. The Award is fully recognised as a First Aid Appointed Person Qualification, is valid for three years and is easily revalidated.

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