First Aid for Sports (including child First Aid)

First Aid for Sports (Including Child First Aid)


First Aid for Sports (Including Child First Aid)

The course consists of illustrated step by step directions, flow charts, diagrams, videos and short 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 on completion you will be able to print your certificate.

This course is designed to give you the theoretical knowledge (and a lot more) needed to accompany the Emergency First Aid at Work, adapted for sports, to equip you with vital skills and confidence to help an adult or child experiencing a medical emergency in a sports environment. This training does not seek to replace a practical first aid course. 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 plus head injuries, heart attack, asthma and much more.

This 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.

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

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





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


Breathing problems


How to help a choking adult

How to help a choking child


How to help a drowning casualty


What causes asthma

How to help in an asthma attack

Management of asthma in a child care setting

Panic attacks and hyperventilation

Anaphylactic shock


What is an allergic reaction?

Who is at risk from anaphylaxis?

Common triggers for reactions

How to recognise an acute allergic reaction

Common symptoms include:

How to treat anaphylaxis

How to use an adrenaline auto-injector

Patient positioning for anaphylaxis

After an anaphylactic reaction

Storage of auto-injectors

Legislation concerning the administration of adrenaline in a life threatening emergency

Wounds and bleeding

How to treat a bleeding wound


Embedded objects

How much blood can you afford to lose?

Symptoms of shock


Treatment of shock

Internal bleeding

Amputated parts

Knocked out teeth

Eye injuries

Nose bleeds

Types of wounds


Bites and stings

Animal bites

Snake bites

Tick bites

Marine stings

Bee stings


What to do with a burn

Assessing the severity of a burn

Causes of burns


Size, Cause, Age, Location, Depth

Electrical burns

Treating a burn

Dressing a burn

Breaks, sprains and dislocations

How do you know if they have broken a bone?

Types of fractures

Treatment for soft tissue injuries or possible closed fractures

When to call an ambulance




Head injuries

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