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Emergency First Aid

Time: 6.30pm - 9.30pm

Venue: National Indoor Athletics Centre, Cyncoed Road, Cardiff, CF23 6XD

Contact Phone: 02920 205283

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Contact Person: Gareth Power

Content: •The role of the first aider •The jaw thrust as an airway opening technique •The A-E approach of the injured footballer (inclusive of the unconscious footballer) •Emergency action planning for football •Preparation for action for sudden cardiac arrest in the young •Recognition, BLS with AED •Breathing for every player during BLS, compression only CPR is not recommended for those first aiders with a duty of care to respond to players during matches and training (this is different context to the lay person attendance in a different environment) •The FA concussion guidelines •Dispelling the myths of first aid in football •The football specific first aid kit and record keeping Pre-requisites Be at least 16 years of age Who is it for? This short course is applicable to coaches, team managers, parents, teachers, volunteers and carers who have the responsibility for the provision of basic life support and who may be the only persons present until the ambulance arrives. Currency of qualification Due to the nature and responsibility associated with first aid provision, and in line with current UK guidelines, the currency of this certificate for use as a first aid qualification will be limited to three years.

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