FA Level 1

Introduction to First Aid in Football

FA Level 1  Introduction to First Aid in Football

Course Overview

Minimum Age: 16 years

Course Duration: 3 hours

Leading To: FA Level 2 Emergency First Aid in Football

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About The Course

The FA Level 1 Introduction to First Aid in Football provides you with the knowledge, practical skills and confidence to attend a conscious or unconscious player, ensuring that appropriate care is given until the emergency medical services arrive and takeover, or until an alternative healthcare professional(s) assumes responsibility. It is a practical guide to dealing with the essential components of saving a life, both in training and matches.

This course goes beyond generic first aid and includes elements specific to football.

The course will cover:

  • The role of the first aider
  • The jaw thrust as an airway opening technique
  • The A-E approach of the injured footballer (inclusive of the unconscious footballer)
  • Emergency action planning for football
  • Preparation for action for sudden cardiac arrest in the young
  • Recognition, BLS with AED
  • Breathing for every player during BLS, compression only CPR is not recommended for those first aiders with a duty of care to respond to players during matches and training (this is different context to the lay person attendance in a different environment)
  • The FA concussion guidelines
  • Dispelling the myths of first aid in football
  • The football specific first aid kit and record keeping

Course Pre-requisites

The course is applicable to coaches, team managers, parents, teachers, volunteers and carers.

To find out more about the latest accepted non-FA medical course guidance, visit the link below:

Accepted non-FA medical courses

Outcomes

This course will:

  • Offer basic advice on how to limit the effects of injury and promote recovery.
  • Provide you with the knowledge, practical skills and confidence to be able to attend a conscious or unconscious casualty and ensure that appropriate care is given until the emergency medical services arrive and takeover, or until an alternative healthcare professional(s), assumes responsibility for the casualty.

Course availability near you

This course is organised and run by your local County FA, with dates set up throughout the season for you to choose from. 
 
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