Learning in Libraries - Introduction to Sports Injuries & First Aid

Aimed at people with little/no knowledge of first aid, or someone looking to refresh their first aid skills. Whether you are starting with a gym for the first time, or you have decided you need more exercise in your life, being able to support an injury, or help someone in a medical emergency is essential. This course will explore many first aid topics associated with exercise and sporting injuries, as well as boasting your confidence in being able to respond effectively in an emergency.

28 April 2021 7pm to 9pm

Learning in Libraries Online

Wednesday 28 April to 19 May 2021
19.00pm to 21.00pm

This is an online course - participants will be required to use Zoom software; no account is required.
Not sure how to use Zoom? Check out these helpful videos: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/206175806

This course is designed to give the candidate skills to be able to assist someone in an emergency, or someone who has become ill or injured. It is created to be a sociable and engaging programme which is friendly and welcoming to all. Whether you are refreshing your first aid knowledge or looking to gain new skills, this course is aimed to build your self-confidence to assist in a medical emergency for care of your own injuries and that of others.

You will be sent an individual workbook for your reference as well as being able to record information.

By the end of the course you will be able to…

  • Describe how to safely and confidently respond to an emergency, and contact the relevant emergency service with effective communication
  • Recognise unresponsiveness, breathing - recovery position
  • Recognise unresponsiveness, not breathing – CPR
  • Describe and explain the effectiveness of using an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
  • Support bone, muscle, or joint injuries (including spinal)
  • Recognise chest pain - heart attack & angina
  • Describe supporting someone choking
  • Support someone having a seizure
  • Describe supporting someone having an asthma attack
  • Support someone with cramp
  • Support someone who is bleeding

Booking is essential.