Section 3: Sports Injuries

First Aiders Role at a Sports Event

  • Preparation: venue, equipment, personnel and rules
  • Observe: touchline/poolside
  • Wear gloves: risk of blood/body fluids
  • Assess danger, take history, assess injury/ illness, prioritise
  • Assess possible return to activity
  • Arrange additional help and/or transport
  • Make an accurate record ASAP
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