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 

As part of our on-going partnerhsip with Glamorgan Cricket, we recently provided FASE courses at the Swalec Stadium for the staff and coaches.

It's been great to see Glamorgan taking the initiative and understanding the importance of First Aid training in all sports at every level.

 

"We've been working with Glamorgan for about 3 years, providing training and medical cover at domestic and international fixtures, so we were delighted to be asked to help improve the Club's first aid preparedness." Paul Lubas

 

To read the full Press Release from Glamorgan CLICK HERE

Good morning all,

 

I write to you from our brand new offices at The Maltings (East Tyndall Street, Cardiff)!

 

A lot of you will hopefully be aware by now that due to the need for expansion, we have moved offices from Cathedral Rd to a new multi-room office here at The Maltings.

 

The move has been 3 months in the pipeline and we're all very happy to have finally got in! The new building allows us to maintain the highest possible standard of training by encompassing our working offices with two training rooms in one complex. This means we will have total control over our in house First Aid and CPR courses to make sure they run completely smoothly. The offices give us much more room for practical sessions with a seperate room (complete with 60 inch plasma screen) to run the theory elements of the courses.

 

It also gives us room to take on more staff when required for the very quickly expanding business that we have very excitingly become!

 

To view our new training/office suite, all you have to do is book on to a course here >>>>>  http://www.lubasmedical.com/lubas-medical-courses/medical-courses-overview/first-aid go on you know you want to!

 

So all in all a very exciting time to be involved in Lubas Medical.

 

In addition to this, we have also been providing the Paramedic Support at the Swalec Stadium and Newport Cricket Club for the ICC Champions Trophy since the end of May. This has included all practice sessions as well as the main events! Again it has so far been a privilege to be involved in one of Wales most prestigious events. We hopefully look forward to a long term working relationship with the staff at the Swalec Stadium so watch this space!

 

Never a dull minute!

 

Hope you've all enjoyed reading, we'll be back soon!

 

Chris

Lubas Medical

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