First Aid for Sports (Including Child First Aid)



First Aid for Sports (Including Child First Aid)

This First Aid for Sports course covers the full Emergency First Aid at Work syllabus, adapted for sports. It is ideal for Sports Teachers, Personal Trainers, Coaches, Yoga and Pilates Teachers, cricket, football, rugby, hockey, tennis and any other sports – to equip you with vital skills and confidence to help an adult or child experiencing a medical emergency in a sports environment. Prompt and appropriate First Aid reduces the pain and suffering experienced by a casualty and could save their life.

This course covers CPR, choking, bleeding, burns, spinal injuries, asthma, bites and stings and so much more. The First Aid for Sports Course fulfils all the criteria for Appointed Person first aid training, however a practical course is required in order to be a full First Aider. This course is an excellent first aid training package for people to gain invaluable knowledge at their own time and pace and a great first aid training package for those with English as a second language to prepare themselves to pass a practical first aid course. The content also serves as an ideal annual refresher covering the full HSE syllabus

The course consists of illustrated step by step directions, flow charts, diagrams, videos and test yourself sections fully compatible with all computers and mobile devices. You will be able to stop and start as often as you like and print your Certificate on completion. You have continuous access to this course for 12 months.

It is impossible to cover all eventualities within this course, or to equip you with the knowledge and skills to appropriately diagnose and treat in unpredictable real life situations. If you suspect serious illness or injury, you should always seek immediate professional medical advice.

The author has made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information contained within the course, however this course is merely a guide and the author does not accept any liability or responsibility for any inaccuracies or for any mistreatment or misdiagnosis of any person, however caused. The course material has been written by Emma Hammett, qualified nurse, first aid trainer and founder of First Aid for Life in conjunction with other medical and first aid professionals. If you have any queries concerning this course, please contact [email protected]

Course content:

Action in an emergency

Keep yourself safe

Priorities of treatment

Preparing for an emergency

Helpful information

What to put in your first aid kit

Information to give the emergency services

Role of the first aider

The primary survey – how to help in an emergency

Danger Response



Unresponsive and breathing

Recovery position

How to put someone into the recovery position

Secondary survey

Unconscious and not breathing


Resuscitating a child

Hygiene during CPR

Compression only resuscitation

Heart attack and angina

Heart attacks



How to help a choking adult

How to help a choking child


How to help a drowning casualty

How to help in an asthma attack

Panic attacks and hyperventilation

Anaphylactic shock

How to recognise an acute allergic reaction

How to treat anaphylaxis

How to use an adrenaline auto-injector

Patient positioning for anaphylaxis

Wounds and bleeding

How to treat a bleeding wound


Embedded objects

How much blood can you afford to lose?

Treatment of shock

Internal bleeding

Amputated parts

Knocked out teeth

Eye injuries

Nose bleeds

Types of wounds


Bites and stings

Burns (including sunburn)

Breaks, sprains and dislocations

Treatment for soft tissue injuries or possible closed fractures

When to call an ambulance



Head injuries

What to look for and what to do

Suspected brain injury

Compression and concussion

Skull fracture

Spinal injuries

Spinal injury basics

Log rolling someone into recovery position


Extremes of body temperature

Medical conditions

Useful advice

Accident forms

Final lesson, quiz and certificate