Online First aid for American Football Certification

CPD Certified Online Training Approved by Skills for Care

First aid for American Football at a glance

  • 3-year nationally recognised certificate
  • 5 hours and 8 minutes of engaging video training
  • Video access for 8 months
  • Printable wall certificate
  • CPD time credit conformation
  • Follows latest UK Resuscitation and ERC guidelines
  • Includes manual & other downloads
  • Free weekly video refresher
  • Evidence Based Training certificate
  • Videos include subtitles
£24.95 + VAT

This First aid course for American Football has been designed with and approved by the British American Football Coaches Association.  It covers the likely illnesses and injuries that are likely to be found on the football field.  It also includes a section on helping the Paramedic in an emergency where you will learn to help the Paramedic when needed.

This course is aimed at anyone who requires a First aid course for American Football. The course is available as a classroom, blended or online course. The certificate is valid for 3 years and a recommended annual refresher can be done online.

This course covers basic first aid and is aimed at people who need first aid who work in various sports sectors. It not only covers basic first aid but also all the specific problems that arise in sports. Primary and secondary subjects are covered, including soft tissue injuries, head injuries, types of cuts, and many illnesses that could arise.

All our first aid courses fully meet the latest UK and European Resuscitation Council Guidelines 2015 as per the HSE requirements. To find out more from the British American Football Coaches Association click here.

  • Coaches
  • Trainers
  • Managers
  • Players
  • Parents

This course comes with 7.0 hours of CPD, although the time to complete the course online may be less than this. Total course time includes 5 hours and 8 minutes of video training as well as knowledge reviews, final test, remedial help and reviewing downloaded material.

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

Introduction to Sports First Aid

  • Introduction to Sports First Aid
  • Sports First Aid Course Overview

Initial Care and Safety

  • Fears of first aid
  • Asking permission to help
  • Scene Safety
  • Calling the EMS
  • Waiting for the EMS to Arrive
  • The Chain of Survival
  • DRAB and the ABCDs
  • Barriers and Gloves
  • How to use face shields
  • Hand Washing
  • Adult Bag Valve Mask
  • Recovery Position and Care of the Patient

Cardiac Arrest and CPR

  • Adult CPR Introduction
  • When to call for assistance
  • Heart Attack Care
  • Adult CPR
  • Hands-only CPR Breakdown
  • CPR Hand Over
  • Resuscitation of children
  • Child CPR
  • Child CPR Breakdown
  • Infant CPR
  • AED Introduction
  • Drowning
  • Effective CPR
  • Improving compressions
  • Improving breaths
  • Near and secondary drowning

Choking Management

  • Adult Choking
  • Child Choking

Bleeding Management

  • Types of Bleed
  • Serious Bleeding
  • Excessive Blood Loss
  • Excessive Bleeding Control
  • Embedded Objects
  • Plasters
  • Nose bleeds
  • Minor Injuries
  • Other Types of Injury
  • The Healing Process

Injuries

  • Strains and Sprains (RICE)
  • Adult fractures
  • Splints
  • The Aircast Boot
  • Dislocated Shoulders and Joints
  • Types of head injury and consciousness
  • Concussion memory test and withdrawal from play
  • Different Types of Helmets
  • Spinal Injury
  • Spinal Recovery Position
  • Eye Injuries
  • Burns and Burn Kits
  • Gell burns dressings
  • Treating a Burn with Cling Film
  • Blister Care
  • Splinters
  • Abdominal Injuries
  • Chest Injuries
  • Heat emergencies
  • Cold emergencies
  • Shock
  • Dealing with fainting
  • Dental Injuries
  • Bites and Stings
  • Cramp in Sports and Exercise
  • Types of Hydration in Sport

Illnesses

  • Illness assessment
  • Allergic Reactions and Anaphylaxis
  • Asthma
  • Asthma Spacers
  • When an Asthma inhaler is not available
  • Hyperventilation
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy
  • Epilepsy treatment
  • Electrical Injuries

Summary

  • Medications and First Aid
  • Summary to Sports First Aid
  • First Aid Plus Student Manual Version V8.2 - 2015 guidelines with ERC first aid changes
  • Anatomy and Physiology Human Body Picture Reference Book Student Manual V8.0