Sports like rugby and football are great, but we’ve all seen how easy it is to get injured out there on the pitch. Sports Trauma Management is a nationally-recognised course that gives healthcare professionals the core skills that they will need to properly manage traumatic sporting injuries.
The sports trauma course has been running since 1998, and it’s one of the few trauma courses to be officially recognised by the UK’s sports governing bodies. In fact, once you’ve completed the Sports Trauma Management course, you’ll be at the same level as the pitch-side medical staff who covered the 2012 London Olympics!
This course aims to arm you with the assessment and treatment skills that are so essential to the management of traumatic sports injuries. This course is among our most popular – instructors speak from their own experience, using practical, hands-on teaching methods to make the course as enjoyable and as enriching as possible.
Who should attend?
The sports trauma course is specifically designed for healthcare professionals, such as:
- Sports Therapists
- Physiotherapy/Medical Students
Non-professionals should book a place on one of our FASE courses instead.
We recommend that you complete a basic first aid course
What will I learn?
Here are some of the things that we cover on the sports trauma course:
- Resuscitation – Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillation
- Airway management – Anaphylaxis, chest injury, ventilation using airway and breathing adjuncts, bag valve mask ventilation, oxygen therapy, portable suction devices
- Head injury management – Concussion, head trauma, and unconsciousness.
- Fracture management – Injury assessment and splinting devices.
- Spinal injury management – Spinal injury assessment, cervical immobilisation, collar application, spinal boards, strapping.
- Injury assessment – Structured assessment, soft tissue injuries and patient clinical records.
The Sports Trauma Management course places a strong emphasis on student participation, and you will have the chance to practise all the skills listed above. This will help you to establish a firm grasp on the core medical skills needed for effective sports trauma management.
What qualifications will I get?
Once you have completed the sports trauma course, you will receive the following qualifications:
- A Sports Trauma Management certificate (valid for 3 years)
- A Certificate in CPR and Automated External Defibrillation (annual refresher course highly recommended)
This course fulfils the requirement of the ACPSEM (Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports & Exercise Medicine) CPD pathway - silver and gold levels.
Many participants also choose to attend the following courses: