Sport First Aid - 4th Edition
This course is a self-paced online course designed to be taken by individual coaches.
Newly revised and updated, this fourth edition of the course provides coaches and students with clear guidelines on what’s expected of them as first responders, as well as action steps for the care and prevention of more than 110 athletic injuries and illnesses.
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Unlike general first aid courses offered by local organizations, ASEP Sport First Aid specifically addresses conditions coaches encounter on the playing field. Newly revised and updated, this fourth edition of the course provides coaches and students with clear guidelines on what’s expected of them as first responders, as well as action steps for the care and prevention of more than 110 athletic injuries and illnesses.
Sport First Aid covers protocols for conducting emergency action steps and providing life support; conducting the physical assessment; administering first aid for bleeding, tissue damage, and unstable injuries; moving an injured athlete; and returning athletes to play.
Revisions reflect the latest research and best practices from the American Heart Association and the American Safety and Health Institute.
Guidelines for using cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), the Heimlich maneuver, and automated external defibrillators (AED) have been updated. The course also covers the latest information on controlling bleeding, treating concussions, and preventing and recognizing methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus infections (MRSA).
A revised and expanded section on anabolic steroids and performance-enhancing drugs assists coaches in recognizing the effects of performance enhancers and in educating their athletes on the dangers of steroid use.
Strategies for greatly reducing athletes’ risk of injury or illness are also featured, such as implementing preseason conditioning programs, creating safe playing environments, planning for weather emergencies, ensuring proper fitting and use of protective equipment, enforcing proper sports skills and safety rules, and developing a medical emergency plan.
Sport First Aid is a potentially life saving resource that students can rely on to make smart decisions when encountering emergency situations with athletes.
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Audience: Professional Coaches, Volunteer Coaches
Level: Professional Bronze