What’s the problem?

 Developing the skills and knowledge to manage traumatic sports injuries is something that comes with real life experience, practice and dealing with emergencies first hand. As professionals working in sport we would never wish serious traumatic injuries upon any of the players we care for, but this causes a paradox in that how do we learn to manage these incidents if they do not occur regularly, if indeed at all

The Lubas Medical Sports Trauma Management course has been one method of preparing healthcare professionals for the eventuality of traumatic injuries in sport for over 15 years. A current Sports Trauma Management qualification is valid for three years, but after only a short period of time it is easy to forget the details of how to identify and effectively manage a range of complex, or potentially life threatening, injuries. 

 

 What’s the solution?

 As a healthcare professional it is your responsibility to keep your knowledge and skills up to date. Lubas Medical are now offering a new STM refresher course to run alongside our Sports Trauma Management course to enable you to do this. The one-day refresher course is an excellent opportunity for anyone who has completed the STM course within the previous 1-2 years to refresh and update skills and knowledge that may have been lost over time. 

 One day Sports Trauma Management Refresher

This new refresher course is advised, as best practice, to be completed between 12-18 months of your STM qualification, and recaps the fundamental skills and knowledge previously learnt

Taking a different approach!

This new 1 day STM refresher course will provide you with a current CPR + AED qualification. This falls in line with current Resuscitation Council (UK) guidelines that advise healthcare professionals to update their CPR + AED training at least annually. In addition to this the one-day STM refresher course will focus on scenario based learning, hands-on clinical skills and practical demonstrations covering traumatic injuries such as: 

 

  • The immediate management of Airway and/or Breathing issues (the use of airway adjuncts and oxygen) 

  • Management of acute MSK injuries, including fractures and dislocations (the use of splinting devices and Entonox) 

  • Head injuries and concussion 

  • Spinal injury management (collar measurement, log rolling, spinal stretchers and straps) 

 

There will be no change to the frequency of attendance on the 2 day STM course which will still need to be completed every 3 years to remain STM qualified. Lubas Medical hope that this one-day STM refresher will give those who cover sport the added practical experience to manage traumatic sports injuries safely and confidently, in between their 3 yearly STM requalification period 

 

 

Please follow the link for more information regarding the course or get in contact with us via email or phone.

http://www.lubasmedical.com/lubas-medical-courses/course-info/sports-trauma-management 

On Saturday 30th April, Lubas Medical provided Paramedic cover for the Junior athletics competition hosted at Leckwith Athletics Stadium in Cardiff. It was a closely fought day with Cardiff Archers pipping Cardiff Amateur Athletics Club by just 34 points.

 

 

During the day there were a number of incidents which required medical assistance; from muscular injuries to trips and falls.

Luckily none of the incidents required an ambulance or a trip to A&E as appropriate first aid was provided at the venue. This ranged from applying general R.I.C.E principles, to player assessment and head injury/concussion advice.

It was another interesting and varied event that we were proud to provide support for.

 

First Aid for Sport andExercise (level 1 and 2) or FASE1 & FASE2, are Lubas Medical’s sport specific first aid courses which teach individuals the skills and knowledge required to deal with injuries in sport.

FASE Level one is a six-hour course which is relevant to parents, personal trainers or games teachers etc. who have a role in covering sport. While FASE Level two is a 2-day course which is aimed at non-medical professionals who work in sport. It goes into more detail and teaches you how to assist doctors or physiotherapists in a sporting environment.

The Lubas Medical FASE course can be a valuable qualification for anyone who wishes to cover sport safely.

Our next FASE Level one course is in Cardiff on the 5TH June. With some sporting seasons coming to a close, and others just starting, there is no better time to attend a FASE course and learn how to manage sports competitors safely!

 

 

As a medical provider, you will have to deal with a medical emergency happening in your practice at some time.

When a patient is in your care you have a legal “duty of care” to that patient should they be taken ill. The unwell person may be a patient, relative, visitor or even a colleague and the emergency could take place anywhere within your practice or even outside the building.

To make your practice safe you should:

Plan

  • Discuss and agree the most appropriate and effective way to respond when someone is taken ill or injured:
  •  Discuss and agree the best place to keep your AED, emergency medical equipment and emergency drugs case.
  •  Decide what is the best way to communicate with your colleagues that their help is needed, such as alarm buzzers/bells, computer alerts or just shouting HELP!
  •  Who will be responsible for treating the patient?
  •  Who will call 999 and who will authorise when to call?
  •  Who will clear the waiting room of patients or can a room be made available to treat the unwell person away from the other patients?
  •  How will you manage an emergency outside the entrance to the building or in the car park?

PREPARE

Write a practice policy including:

  •  Location of medical equipment, who will check the equipment and how often.
  • A clear system for storing drugs and quickly identifying them when required.
  • Roles and responsibilities including assessing and treating the casualty, calling for help and ensuring patient confidentiality and dignity.
  •  Level of first aid cover required and how it will be provided at all times.
  •  Record keeping and restocking of drugs and equipment including frequency of checks.
  • Frequency of staff training.
  • Signage for location of AED, medical equipment and first aid trained staff.
  • Ensure that all staff are familiar with the practice emergency response policy and ensure it’s included during staff induction.

PRACTICE

Ensure staff practice their roles and know their responsibilities:

  • Undertake regular staff updates to familiarise all of the contents of your policy and individual roles and responsibilities.
  •  Ensure all staff are up to date with annual CPR, AED and Medical emergency training including scenario training within your practice, ensuring training is specific to dental practice staff.
  •  Encourage staff to regularly review the contents of the medical equipment and drug case, including oxygen and drug delivery.

PERFORM

When a medical emergency or injury occurs:

  •  Assess the patient and identify a team leader to ensure the most appropriate medical treatment is given.
  •  Record drugs and times treatment given to the patient.
  • Be aware of the dignity, confidentiality and privacy of the patient.
  •  Give full information when calling an ambulance as the ambulance response will be made from the information given. Update the ambulance service if the patient’s condition changes.
  •  If possible, identify a member of staff to meet the ambulance crew outside of the building when they arrive.
  •  Do not delay starting CPR and using an Automated External Defibrillator if indicated, the worst thing you can do in a cardiac arrest is nothing!
  •  After the incident take time to reflect on the practice response without individual criticism but to review the practice policy and debrief.
  •  Ensure all clinical reports are completed and equipment and drugs are re-stocked for the next emergency.

 

Hello all.

 

Some very exciting news from Lubas Medical...we've moved premises! And not to just any old office but Pinewood Studios Wales.

 

Due to an expansion of staff we have outgrown our previous office and upped sticks to set up our new head office at Pinewood Wales.

Having worked closely with Pinewood over the past year or so, it was a natural progression to extend and become a permanent tenant.

 

We're hoping to bring you further news and updates over the coming months. Until then our new address and contact details are as follows:

 

Lubas Medical

Pinewood Studios Wales

Wentloog Environmental Centre
Wentloog Avenue
CARDIFF
CF3 2GH

Contact Number: 02921 304 101

 

These details will be updated on our website imminently!

 

 

 

 

This weekend, Lubas Medical will be providing paramedic cover for 2.8 Hours Later, a zombie run game that takes place in Cardiff every so often. Now, we tell you all about the other events we cover - the rugby games, the rock concerts, et cetera - and so we thought we'd tell you a little bit about 2.8 Hours Later. We've worked the event before, and we're big fans!

The organisers call it a 'cross-city zombie chase game'. Participants must roam around the city (Cardiff, in this case, although it has been played elsewhere), seeking out secret locations and - most importantly - dodging zombies! It's like a mass game of tag, played on a very large scale; if zombies touch you, they can turn you into one of their own, so if you want to survive, it's best to stay out of their way...

The whole thing is great fun, especially if you're into The Walking Dead and that sort of thing. Tickets for these two Cardiff dates (March 28/29) are already sold out, but we'd definitely recommend visiting 2.8hourslater.com and checking out some other upcoming dates.

Of course, if you've already got a ticket for one of the Cardiff dates, we shall look forward to seeing you there! Click here to read more about Lubas Medical's paramedic services.

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