East Anglia First Aid - Sports First Aid
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Sports First Aid
Recent events in the sporting world have highlighted a heart condition  that can in rare cases lead to a "sudden cardiac arrest". This is is quite a rare event not caused by taking part in exercise or sports but is often associated with sports as it is when the presence of this condition often becomes apparent (see statement below from CRY UK).
Until cardiac screening is offered as a routine childhood medical check more people need to be encouraged to learn CPR skills. Anyone undertaking any official role in sports clubs or associations should arrange to be suitably trained in First Aid & CPR skills for both children and adults. 
Here at EAFA we strongly believe that this should be extended to include other first aid skills to offer a more substantial, well rounded package resulting in having much more confidence when dealing with any sports related medical emergency.
We can offer a standard package as detailed below or we can develop a bespoke course specific to your needs. We can also bring the training to you by arrangement and are flexible to offer daytimes, evenings or weekends.
Special rates for groups of 6-12 people.
Sports First Aid - Duration - 6 hrs
Specifically concentrating on common sports injuries this course is ideal for anyone who officiates over any sporting events or training. 
Course Content:
  • communication and casualty care
  • the role of the first aider
  • sprains and strains
  • bone, muscle and joint injuries
  • asthma
  • bleeding
  • choking
  • head injury
  • chest pains
  • primary survey
  • CPR for children & adults
  • unconscious casualty
    We are very flexible in where we deliver our training courses, we can come to you if you have enough space or we can hire facilities near to where you are if this is preferred.
    Group bookings of up to 12 people
    News Montage
    Statement from the charity, Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY), following the sudden collapse of Bolton’s Fabrice Muamba during a match against Tottenham on Saturday 17th March
    18th March 2012

    Dr Steve Cox, Director of Screening at CRY says: “Every week in the UK, 12 apparently fit and healthy young people, under the age of 35, die from undiagnosed cardiac conditions. 80% of these deaths will occur with no prior symptoms.“One in every 300 of the young people that CRY tests will be identified with a potentially life threatening condition. Although screening will not identify all young people at risk, in Italy, where screening is mandatory for all young people engaged in organised sport, they have reduced the incidence of young sudden cardiac death by 90%.“This is because sport can significantly increase a person’s risk if they have an underlying condition.“CRY’s screening programme is overseen by leading sports cardiologist, Professor Sanjay Sharma. It is part of a wider research programme that is building our understanding of the incidence of cardiac conditions in young people and informing national policy on best practice to minimise the incidence and impact of young sudden death.“CRY wants all young people to be aware of the importance of cardiac screening and to have the opportunity to be tested. We already provide screening services for a number of professional sporting bodies including the English Institute of Sport, the RFU, RFL, LTA and a number of FA teams including Manchester City.”