SPORTS FIRST RESPONDER (SFR)

  • Certification (30-44hrs)
  • Re-Certification (20hrs)

An intensive course for health care providers who respond to pre-hospital emergencies in a sports setting. The Canadian Red Cross curriculum of 40-44hrs is covered with credit given for prior knowledge. The course is enhanced with additional sports medicine content necessary for effective field interventions.

Course Content:
  • Emergency Medical Services (EMS/911) system
  • Role as First Responder, legal aspects, disease transmission
  • Responder/ home team responsibilities
  • Reporting, communication protocols
  • Equipment, tools, supplies, guidelines
  • ILCOR 2010 and PHTLS 2011 applications
  • Health Care Provider - CPR/AED
  • Primary care survey: U-Glasgow/ AVPU
  • UCABd, airway access, equipment extrication
  • Faceguard/ helmet removal/ re-alignment
  • Obstructed airway, Heimlich
  • Airway adjuncts: oral-naso-pharyngeal
  • Ventilation: pocket mask, bag-valve-mask (2-person)
  • Oxygenation: cylinder, regulator, masks, cannula
  • Suction: manual/mechanical
  • Secondary Survey: DEFG, protocols, vital signs
  • Hemorrhage control: capillary, venous, arterial, direct pressure, tourniquet (uncontrolled arterial)
  • Wounds: care, dressing, bandaging, protection
  • Soft tissue management, msk, amputation
  • Head trauma: Traumatic Brain Injury mild/severe
  • Facial/ ant. neck/ chest/ ribs/ viscera/ pelvis/ genitals
  • Fracture management, alignment
  • Spinal: assessment/ immobilization/ packaging
  • Football/ Hockey spinal care guidelines
  • Respiratory: asthma, COPD, hyperventilation
  • Medical: cardiac, CVA, seizures, diabetes
  • Shock: physiological/ electrical, Epi-pen, Twinject
  • Burns: superficial, partial/ full thickness, scalds, electrical
  • Drowning/ submersion
  • Hyperthermia/ hypothermia/ frost nip/ frostbite
  • Moves, lifts, transfers, practical simulations
  • Multiple casualty, triage, exams
SPORTS EMERGENCY MEDICAL RESPONDER (SPORTS-EMR)

  • Certification (44-88 hrs)

This is a 3-day adapted sport version of the Red Cross upgrade course to the level of EMR (88hrs). Sports-EMR is useful for those with professional/ junior-major level teams, institutions, high risk venues, and major sport events/games. Sports First Responder skills sets are expanded to the next level. Credit is given for prior knowledge and current SFR certification.

Course Content:

Rescue Airway admin/prep ( King LTS-D), communication, thermography, IV administration prep, glucometry, nebulization, aerochamber, field spirometry, pulse oximetry, pharmacology, extrication devices, femoral traction splint, emergency vehicle operation principles, stretcher handling, and ambulance orientation skill integration scenarios. Actual skill sets are dependant upon local provincial guidelines Stand-alone EMR courses without pre-requisites are between 80-88 hrs in duration.

SPORTS CPR/AED-HCP (Health Care Provider)

  • Certification (4-6 hrs)
  • Re-Certification (3-4 hrs)

Sports CPR/AED-HCP is intended for health care professionals who cover sporting events. The rescue challenges of sports with mouth guards, potential spinal trauma, and protective equipment are addressed. Scenarios are sports-incident based and follow latest ILCOR (International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation) standards of care.

CPR/AED-HCP is the health care professional level course for cardio-pulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillation. It is compliant with ILCOR norms.

It includes the following:
  • Establishing level of consciousness (AVPU/Glasgow)
  • EMS activation
  • Airway management: (head-tilt, chin-lift, trauma jaw-thrust, trauma chin-lift)
  • Breathing: AR with barrier device, pocket mask, BVM (2-person)
  • Pulse check
  • External cardiac massage
  • AED
  • Obstructed airway, 1-2 person techniques
  • Victims: infant, child, adult
FOOTBALL FIRST AID (SFA)

  • Certification (18 hrs)
  • Re-Certification (9 hrs)
Register: Football Quebec

Finally a football-specific first-aid course for coaches, managers, parents, and minor league “trainers”. This adapted course is useful in situations where therapists do not cover practices, where budget and lower risk are factors, or where therapists require trained assistants. This intensive 2-day course is sports specific and meets all the latest requirements of the Red Cross standard first aid CPR/AED (Level C) curriculum applicable in a football setting. Completion requirements include 100% attendance, skill demonstration, 75% minimum for the exam passing grade. This course is offered to individual participants and to teams on request . Contact: Football Quebec

First Aid Content
  • Preparing to Respond
  • The EMS System
  • Check, Call, Care
  • Airway Emergencies
  • Breathing and circulation emergencies
  • First aid for respiratory and cardiac arrest
  • Wound care
  • Head and spine injuries
  • Bone muscle and joint injuries
  • Sudden medical emergencies
  • Environmental emergencies
  • Poisons/Anaphylaxis
Sports Medicine Content:
  • Traumatic Brain Injury –mild/moderate/severe
  • Sport Concussion, return to play
  • Safe protective equipment fitting
  • Emergency face mask removal
  • Emergency equipment removal (assist therapists/paramedics)
  • Sport sprains/strains/fractures
  • Environmental Emergencies: Exertional Heat Stress, Lightening
HOCKEY FIRST AID (SFA)

  • Certification (18 hrs)
  • Re-Certification (9 hrs)

Finally, a hockey-specific first-aid course for coaches, managers, parents, and minor league “trainers”. This adapted course is useful in situations where therapists do not cover practices, where budget and lower risk are factors, or where therapists require trained assistants. This intensive 2-day course is sports specific and meets all the latest requirements of the Red Cross standard first aid CPR/AED (Level C) curriculum applicable in a hockey setting. Completion requirements include 100% attendance, skill demonstration, 75% minimum for the exam passing grade. This course is offered to individual participants and to teams on request.

First Aid Content
  • Preparing to Respond
  • The EMS System
  • Check, Call, Care
  • Airway Emergencies
  • Breathing and circulation emergencies
  • First aid for respiratory and cardiac arrest
  • Wound care
  • Head and spine injuries
  • Bone muscle and joint injuries
  • Sudden medical emergencies
  • Environmental emergencies
  • Poisons/Anaphylaxis
Sports Medicine Content:
  • Traumatic Brain Injury –mild/moderate/severe
  • Sport Concussion, return to play
  • Safe protective equipment fitting
  • Emergency face mask removal
  • Emergency equipment removal (assist therapists/paramedics)
  • Sport sprains/strains/fractures
  • Environmental Emergencies: Exertional Heat Stress, Lightening
SPORT CONCUSSION

Field Assessment and Clinical Management
...from injury to functional return

FACULTY
  • Dr. Philippe Fait Ph.D, CAT(C)
  • Stephane Cayer Pht, FCAMT
  • John Boulay CAT(C), EMT, DO(Q)
COURSE OBJECTIVES
  • this course will familiarize therapists with an inter-disciplinary approach to evaluating sport-related mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBI) in the field and clinical settings.
  • Therapists will be brought up to date with the latest research-based knowledge about sport concussion management.
  • Therapists will review theoretical basis and practical skills needed to manage sport concussions in the field, acute and chronic phases.
  • Participants will identify conditions and learn specific therapeutic interventions of associated conditions such as cervicogenic dysfunctions, vestibular problems and cognitive-motor deficits
COURSE OUTLINE Day 1
    08:00-08:30 Registration

    08:30-08:45 Introduction (.25hr)
    What is an mTBI, sport concussion?

    08:45-10:30 Theory (1.75hr)
    Biomechanics, neuro-physiological pathology, evidence-based issues
    Recognizing a mTBI, pediatric mTBI issues

    10:30-10:45 Break

    10:45-12:15 Theory (1.5hr)
    Post-concussion syndrome, mTBI clinical rehabilitation programs
    Return to cognitive function, mTBI prevention, strategies

    12:15-13:15 Lunch

    13:15-15:15 Theory (.5hr) MOI, primary survey, c-spine precaution, disability assessments, red flags practical (1.5hr)
    Field intervention - First-aid issues, emergent issues, managing the first “15” minutes
    On-field triage decisions, CRT: urgent, same-day vs referral?
    Sideline: monitor, evaluation, steady state GSC, SCAT 3,
    On-field / sideline assessments, neuro, GCS, cranial nerves, PERRLA
    Management: first 15-20 minutes, first 3-4 hrs, 24hrs, 48 hrs, 72hrs

    15:00-15:30 Break

    15:30-16:30 Practical (1.0hr)
    Scenarios- Simulations, intervention cases
    On-field decisions, sideline decisions, SCAT3, assessment tools

    16:30-17:00 Practical (.5hr)
    Rehabilitation exercises

COURSE OUTLINE Day 2
    08:30-10:30 Theory (2.0hr)
    Review of anatomy: craniocerebral complex, brain
    Review of neuro-physio pathology of mTBI
    Clinical impression and differential diagnosis
    Concussive headaches, cervicogenic headaches
    Symptom deterioration, TMJ dysfunction
    Various vestibular dysfunctions, cervical artery dysfunctions
    Various headache origins, migraines

    08:45-10:30 Theory (1.75hr)
    Biomechanics, neuro-physiological pathology, evidence-based issues
    Recognizing a mTBI, pediatric mTBI issues

    10:30-10:45 Break

    10:45-12:15 Theory (1.5hr)
    Clinical assessment
    Cognitive assessment
    Physical evaluation (vertebral, vestibular)

    12:15-13:15 Lunch

    13:15-15:15 Practical (2.0hr)
    Cranial nerve assessment
    Functional motor cognition

    15:00-15:30 Break

    15:30-16:45 Practical (1.25hr)
    Corrective exercises
    Case studies

    16:45-17:00 Wrap-up, Course evaluation (.25hr)
SPORTS FIRST-AID (SFA)

  • Certification (18 hrs)
  • Re-Certification (9 hrs)

Finally, a sports specific first-aid course for coaches, managers, parents, and minor league “trainers”. This adapted course is useful in situations where therapists do not cover practices, where budget and lower risk are factors, or where therapists require trained assistants.This intensive 2-day course is sports specific and meets all the requirements of the Canadian Red Cross standard first aid CPR/AED (Level C) curriculum. Completion requirements include 100% attendance, skill demonstration, 75% minimum for the exam passing grade. This course is offered to individual participants and can be adapted for sport teams on request.

First Aid Course Content
  • Preparing to Respond
  • The EMS System
  • Check, Call, Care
  • Airway Emergencies
  • Breathing and circulation emergencies
  • First aid for respiratory and cardiac arrest
  • Wound care
  • Head and spine injuries
  • Bone muscle and joint injuries
  • Sudden medical emergencies
  • Environmental emergencies
  • Poisons/Anaphylaxis
Sports Medicine Course Content
  • Traumatic Brain Injury –mild/moderate/severe
  • Sport Concussion, return to play
  • Emergency face mask removal
  • Sport environmental emergencies: Exertional Heat Stress, Lightening
  • Sport sprains/strains and fractures
FOOTBALL / HOCKEY – Emergency Intervention Skills

Course Description:

This one-day workshop will review the current concepts of safe and effective removal of protective sports equipment in urgent situations. Techniques will follow currently available evidence-based research, recent PHTLS / ITLS guidelines and implications from ILCOR updates. The course will involve instructional modules, hands-on practice, and various scenarios including managing conscious, unconscious, non-breathing, and pulseless athletes wearing protective equipment.

Participants:

Health care professionals and first responders involved with the on-field management of sports injuries where protective equipment is used. eg: AT, PT, MD, EMT, RN, “Trainers”, Emergency Care Instructors

Hours: 09:00-17:00 (1 hour for lunch)

Requirements:
  • Each participant should bring the following material
  • Shoulder pads (sport specific)
  • Helmet with faceguard/visor (sport specific)
  • Cutting tool/screw driver (if applicable)
  • Three sets of replacement snubbers (if applicable)
  • Paramedic Scissors/ reflex hammer (if applicable)
  • Large old jersey/sweater/t-shirt for cutting
  • Trauma waist bag/pocket mask (sports specific)
  • “Trainer” towel