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  • How to Create an Emergency Action Plan for your Sports Club
    aid training and emergency action plans Decide who will be part of the emergency team and be given responsibilities as part of the action plan Ensure a system is in place for ensuring First Aid training and refresher training is up to date and maintain a record of qualifications and expiry date to ensure timely revalidation Familiarize yourself with the clubs risk assessment Working with this document is perhaps the most important consideration when preparing your EAP What is the nature of your sport and inherent factors of sports activity ie full contact semi touch the hazards not worried unnecessarily by trivia Create a set of handouts to be given to visiting teams and stored in first aid kits with appropriate emergency information on them Key personal and acting first aiders on match days and club nights must have all of this information available to them Handout 1 Prepare a handout for visiting teams on club nights containing the following information Club Team Name Name of Duty First Aider Phone Number of Duty First Aider to contact in event of an incident The responsibilities of the Duty First Aider Handout 2 Prepare a handout containing local hospital details and maps A copy of this should be kept in all first aid kits and copies may also be distributed to all teams participating in a tournament In the event of an incident where someone is taken to hospital it can be given to relatives following in their own car Team name Titles and names of officials Venue telephone number and full postal address and location details for emergency services Location of first aid facilities Address of nearest A E department Address and phone number of nearest minor injuries unit Possibly NHS Direct number Possibly Emergency dentist details Possibly Eye hospital 7 First Aiders must know their responsibilities within the club and that they have the clubs full support for the decisions that they make within that role First Aider and Emergency Action Team Responsibilities checklist Creating and maintaining the necessary emergency communication documents making sure all first aiders understand their responsibilities and are aware of how you wish them to behave on match days and club nights Maintain the accident book and look after completed accident reports distributing the Emergency Communication document to visiting teams requesting the same information from visiting teams before playing away matches allocating a room for first aid treatment on match days undertake periodic checks of first aid kits to ensure they are fully stocked ensuring sufficient numbers of qualified first aiders on training days home matches and away matches have a timetable making sure that the first aider role is always allocated define the roles and responsibilities of the first aider and make sure that they have the full support of the club for decisions that they choose to make All first aiders have attended a sport specific first aid training course are familiar with the contents of the first aid kits have their first aid

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  • iResus - UK Resuscitation Council iPhone App
    in the hands of those who need it be they medical professionals providing emergency care in a hospital environment or those with an interest in first aid When guidelines are updated these are automatically pushed to the iResus app so that you always know that the guidance you are referring to is up to date Key Features include Automatic detection and download of updated guidelines Receive Alerts issued by the

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  • What is CPR?
    CPR dramatically increases the casualty s chances of survival without oxygen the brain can only survive about 5 minutes before permanent damage sets in It also helps to keep the heart in a state where it is better placed to respond to defibrillation In the UK the most common cause of an adult who has collapsed and stopped breathing is that they have had a heart attack which has then caused their heart to stop cardiac arrest However CPR is also performed on people who have drowned who have experienced a drug overdose as well as on choking casualties when back slaps and abdominal thrusts have not work and the casualty has collapsed CPR can also be performed on children and infants although the protocol is altered slightly Recently 2010 the European and UK Resuscitaion Council updated the CPR guidelines slightly to increase the depth and rate of compressions as it is effective chest compressions which make the most difference The guidelines still include using resuce breaths only if this is not possible or if you don t want to give breaths then compression or hands only CPR can be performed and will still make a difference I need a

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  • NHS Choices Mobile - very handy if you are away from home!
    their nearest hospital or dentist can now get an immediate answer thanks to a new text messaging service launched by the NHS and Directgov This could be especially useful for sports teams at away fixtures or on tour the free online service helps you find the nearest health services through your mobile phone Wherever you are in the UK by texting the service you require to 64746 you can get details of the nearest Accident Emergency ward emergency dentist GP or another health service sent straight to your mobile phone complete with addresses phone numbers and maps And because the service is free you ll only be charged for a standard text Simply text the relevant code to 64746 The keywords for each of the directories are for A E departments text accident for alcohol services text alcohol for dentists text dentist for GPs text doctor for opticians text optician for pharmacists text pharmacy for sexual health services text sexualhealth for stop smoking services text quit for walk in centres text walk If you have an internet enabled phone you can also use three of our interactive tools To calculate your body mass index text BMI To find out how

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  • What Paediatric First Aid do Schools need? - Early Years First Aid Training
    adrenaline auto injector like Epipen Jext and Emerade What Paediatric First Aid do Schools need Early Years First Aid Training The Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage produced by the Department for Children Schools and Families requires that from September 2008 there is a statutory duty that all schools with Year R classes must have at least one person who has a current paediatric first aid certificate on the premises at all times The two key documents are the Statutory Framework for Early Years Foundation Stage and the Practice Guidance for the Early Years Foundation Stage The requirement for paediatric first aid is documented on page 26 of the Statutory Framework document where it states that at least one person who has a current paediatric first aid certificate must be on the premises at all times when children are present There must be at least one person on outings who has a current paediatric first aid certificate Download EYFS Statutory Framework The paediatric first aid course is a 12 hour course normally carried out over two days The criteria for this training is contained in the Practice Guidance for the Early Years Foundation Stage Appendix 1 on page

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  • How often do i need to renew my first aid certificate?
    Aid at Work certificates and typically all other first aid certificates in the UK will be valid for 3 years Common exceptions are Basic Life Support Annual Refresher and AED attendance certificates which are valid for 1 year Since 2010 the HSE strongly recommends that holders of First Aid at Work and Emergency First Aid at Work certificates attend an annual refresher course in order to keep their skills up

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  • What is an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)?
    support early defibrillation is overwhelming the delay from collapse to delivery of the first shock is the single most important determinant of survival If defibrillation is delivered promptly survival rates as high as 75 have been reported The chances of successful defibrillation decline at a rate of about 10 with each minute of delay On all our first aid courses you will be taught the best possible sequence of events to maximise the survival rate of people who have suffered cardiac arrest This is known as the Chain of Survival In an ideal world all of the steps would be performed simultaneously of course if you are by yourself this will not be possible so the most important thing is to call 999 and ask anyone who comes to help you if they can quickly locate and AED in the building while you are performing CPR It is estimated that every minute defibrillation is delayed the chance of survival reduces by 10 How does an AED work AEDs are designed to be used by members of the public They have become widely available are safe and easy to use and will not allow a shock to be given to a victim who does not require one Whilst there are many different types and manufacturer of AED the fundamentals are the same When the unit is switched on a voice will talk loudly telling you what to do with clear and simple instructions Pads are stuck onto the casualty s bare chest and the AED will receive information about the heartbeat which it then analyses to see if a shock can be delivered If it can the AED will charge itself No one must be touching the patient when the shock is delivered which typically happens at the press of a button Can i use an AED even if i have not been trained YES YOU CAN The UK Resucitation Council is very clear that the use of AEDs should NOT be restricted to trained personnel Furthermore the Resuscitation Council UK considers that it is inappropriate to display notices to the effect that only trained personnel should use the devices or to restrict their use in other ways Such restrictions are against the interests of victims of cardiac arrest and discourage the greater use of AEDs by members of the public who may be able to preserve life and assist victims of cardiac arrest This confirms similar advice from the British Heart Foundation Reference http www resus org uk pages AEDtrnst htm Whilst anyone can use an AED it is preferable that people receive training first It would also be better if more people were trained in CPR which buys time before defibrillation Where can i do an AED training course React First run a 4 hour course to give you the basic life support and AED skills that you need to make sure you are confident enough to give prompt effective treatment to a casualty suffering from cardiac arrest We

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  • Updates to First Aid at Work Risk Categorisation
    three risk categories have been reduced to two hazard categories Lower Hazard e g offices shops libraries Higher Hazard e g light engineering and assembly work food processing warehousing extensive work with dangerous machinery or sharp instruments construction chemical manufacture A Hazard is a specific type of accident or injury that can happen in your workplace A Risk describes the likelihood of that accident or injury occurring Employers are required to carry out an assessment of first aid needs This involves consideration of workplace hazards number of employees history of accidents travelling remote and lone workers work patterns adequate cover must be provided when any member of the workforce is present the distribution of the workforce the remoteness of the site from emergency medical services Is additional training or equipment required annual leave and other absences of first aiders and appointed persons first aid provision for non employees Click here for more information about carrying out an assessment of first aid needs The nature of the work and risks to health and safetyOne of the more complicated areas of the new first aid needs assessment is considering the nature of the work You should consider the hazards and identify what

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