Sports First Aid.
Sports First Aid is designed for coaches and sports volunteers and covers practical first aid procedures including, First Aid and the Law, CPR and Choking, Basic Anatomy, Recovery Position, Wounds and Bleeding and Management of Burns/Poisons/Medical Conditions.
Accidents happen, especially during sports. While it may be possible to limit the number and severity of injuries with prevention strategies, one wrong step or a collision on the field can result in a sudden and painful injury.
When this happens, you need to be prepared to act quickly.
The primary goal of SPORTS INJURY FIRST AID is to stop the activity and prevent further injury or damage. Most sports injuries that require immediate treatment are called "ACUTE INJURIES". These occur suddenly and generally cause the following symptoms or conditions:
With an acute injury, it's usually obvious what caused the injury. Nonetheless, determining the exact cause of the injury is an important part of making quick treatment decisions.
The first treatment for most acute soft tissue injuries (bruises, strains, sprains, and tears) is to prevent, stop, and reduce swelling. When soft tissue is damaged, it swells or possibly bleeds internally. This swelling causes pain and loss of motion, which limits the use of the muscles.
Professional sports teams always have a team physician but most youth teams do not!
Our youth are often exposed to severe injuries such as sprains, strains, concussions, fractures, cuts and abrasions while in practice or during a game, just as a professional team would.
We are volunteering to help provide First Aid services on the field as an outreach service to our community.
This is a 100% free service!
To find out more and request our services as a team physician, to help save your kids from serious injuries, click the link below.