FA Level 2

Emergency First Aid in Football

FA Level 2  Emergency First Aid in Football

Course Overview

Minimum Age: 16 years

Course Duration: One day

Leading To: ​The FA Level 3 Emergency Medical First Aid in Football (EMFAiF)

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About The Course

The overall aim of The FA Level 2 Emergency First Aid in Football (EFAiF) is to raise the standard of first aid provision within football.

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

The course will cover:

  • The role of the First Aider in football
  • The jaw thrust as an airway opening technique for a contact sport such as football
  • 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
  • The FA Concussion guidelines and concussion management from a first aid perspective for football
  • Dispelling the myths of first aid in football
  • The football specific first aid kit and record keeping
  • Duty of care in football
  • Medical emergencies in football
  • Focusing on those illnesses that can lead to life threatening injuries in football
  • Limb threatening injuries in football
  • Wounds and bleeding / Fracture management for football
  • Acute soft tissue injury management in football
  • Spinal injuries in football, manual in line stabilisation and assisting the ambulance crew with a log roll
  • Paediatric elements to all of the above

Course Pre-requisites

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

Outcomes

To provide a you with the knowledge, practical skills and confidence to:

  • Attend a conscious or unconscious casualty
  • Ensure that appropriate care is given until the emergency medical services arrive and take over, or until an alternate healthcare professional 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. 
 
To find available dates closest to you, please select a County FA from the list below. 

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