SYFA Approved Sports First Aid

SYFA Approved Sports First Aid. Scottish Youth FA and the Scottish FA require a first aider to be on the sidelines during training and and at matches to deal with first aid incidents. First Aid Training Co-operative is approved to run their specific 16 hour Sports First Aid course.

These courses include the use of AEDs and include a range of scenario training situations.

BS8599-1 Large Workplace Kit

What should I put in my First Aid Kit?

Updated May, 2021 A common session in all of our First Aid courses is “What should I put in my first Aid Kit?” Although there are various list of suggested contents, students are always interested in our opinion as trainers too. Ultimately, the straight answer is “include whatever you think you might need”. But how…

BS8599-1 Large Workplace Kit

What Are The Responsibilities Of A First Aider?

Updated February, 2021 First aid is the immediate help given to someone who is ill or injured. A first aider gives this immediate help to the casualty, while making sure that the casualty and those around the casualty (including themselves) are safe. Sometimes an injury is minor and a workplace first aider can manage this…

concussion

Recognising and Treating Concussion

What is Concussion? A concussion is a form of mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBA), and although usually caused by a sudden impact to the head, concussions can also be caused by other trauma to the brain. The brain is a mass of soft tissue that is protected by the hard bony skull. If the brain…

Checking and Monitoring Circulation

We talk a lot about circulation in first aid and it is indeed an important thing for us to monitor on a casualty, so in this post we’re going to look at circulation a bit more deeply to give you a better understanding of what it is we’re checking for and monitoring. What is Circulation?…

Sports and Fitness Professionals – What is Your Duty of Care?

We talk a lot about the “Duty of Care” in First Aid. This is something that is particularly pertinent and often confusing for those involved in sports and fitness clubs. In this blog, we discuss what duty of care is, and what that means for you. Definition of Duty of Care In everyday life, one…

Myths of football first aid – can you swallow your tongue?

Can You Swallow Your Tongue? The short answer is No! ‘Swallowing your tongue’ is an urban myth that describes a casualty’s airway being blocked by their tongue. However we regularly hear football commentators on the TV say that the physio, as they run on the pitch, will need to be careful. In case the unconscious…

What Is A ‘Dead Leg’?

A dead leg can be extremely painful and is a frequent injury in contact sports. A dead leg can also be known as quadriceps contusion, cork thigh, corky, and quadriceps haemorrhage. It is reasonably common in fast moving sports involving some form of contact, for example football, rugby, shinty, hockey, or basketball. What Causes a…

Cardiac Arrest in the Young – everything a parent needs to know

Cardiac Arrest in the Young – everything a parent needs to know Cardiac Arrest in the Young – everything a parent needs to know. Each year 600 families lose young a loved one to a sudden cardiac arrest. The families of 12 other victims of Young Sudden Cardiac Death (YSCD) a week in the UK…

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