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The First Aid Responder

Sports are sometimes very hazardous
       It is the nature of sport for accidents to happen to participating athletes. The responsibility for treating injuries and illnesses during a sporting event generally falls to the sponsoring organization that is hosting/ managing the event.

       When traveling to another designation, a trainer should have their own equipment and supplies instead of accepting the uncertainty of what might be available at the site.  Sometimes the First Aid room will not be staffed and locked. The delay in gaining access can be delayed, thus putting the patient in more distress.

      The owner of the facility should expect and be prepared to treat spectators at sporting events who trip and fall negotiating the stairs or accessing the stands.

      A Sports First Responder plays an integral role in providing pre-hospital emergency care until an ambulance can be dispatched.  In many situations the service of an ambulance is engaged and stationed on site during the actual competition.  However, such medical care is rarely provided for regularly scheduled practices.

      A certified first responder is a person who has completed a course and received certification in providing pre-hospital care for medical emergencies. They have more skill than someone who is trained in basic first aid but they are not a substitute for advanced medical care rendered by emergency medical technicians (EMTs), emergency physicians, nurses, or paramedics. First responder courses cover cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), automated external defibrillator usage, spinal and bone fracture immobilization, oxygen and, in some cases, emergency childbirth as well as advanced first aid.

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  Certified First Responder

Certified First Responder (CFR) Original Course
Certified First Responder (CFR) Original Course Curriculum. All files are available in Portable Document Format (help for PDF).

Certified First Responder Job Duties and Education Requirements
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Volunteers Should be Trained for Emergencies
       Coaches, other rink or school employees, and adult members of sports clubs or organization should be trained in various life saving and emergency first aid.  Rinks and participating sporting clubs must be encouraged to stock multiple locations at the facility that are designed as first aid centers and are available to designed trained staff and volunteers.

       There is a likelihood that older visitors may experience heart attacks or strokes and successful recovery can depend on the availability of an immediate response. It is highly recommended that a portable Defibrillator be purchased and individuals be trained on how to use the equipment in addition to providing normal Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) techniques.

Industrial First Aid Station

Emergency Supplies

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Emergency Supplies

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MobileAid Multi-function 24/7 Trauma First Aid Station (31700) "Day or Night"-ready, compact 260-piece mobile emergency trauma first aid kit that meets OSHA and ANSI standards with added features of 2 multifunction LED flashlights, Quikclot hemostatic sponges, and high visibility safety vest.

Delivers the best possible first aid care 24/7, even in blackout conditions. Crush-resistant exoskeleton frame protects supplies from falling debris in earthquakes and other severe disasters.

The AED will be available to the “trained” faculty, staff and students in case of cardiac arrest. It is the program’s intention to provide the best resources available to assist an individual in cardiac arrest providing that there is the necessary equipment and properly trained AED providers available at the time of the cardiac arrest.


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