Emergency First Aid in Rugby Union Course
Congratulations to our team of volunteers who have recently qualified as Emergency First Aiders in Rugby Union.
The EFARU course provided our volunteers with the skills, knowledge and understanding required to give care and manage life-threatening conditions, minor injuries and illness, specifically focusing on those occurring in a rugby environment. Our volunteers will now be able to assess an incident, recognise the signs and symptoms of injury and illness, and in a safe and effective manner assist a casualty who is suffering from injury or illness.
The EFARU course covers conducting a Primary Survey, Basic Life Support skills and injury reporting as well other First Aid skills including; Cardiopulmonary resuscitation [CPR]; Concussion and head injuries; External bleeding; Minor injuries; Shock and Spinal injuries.
The EFARU course has been developed by the RFU and is a fully-recognised Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) course, with extra rugby-specific elements, designed for coaches, match officials and volunteers designated as a first aider and responsible for providing pitch-side cover at both training and matches.
Volunteer Nina Holmes commented on how good the course was, the knowledge is amazing and she now feels 100% confident that she could administer first aid. A big thank you to our volunteers who have given up their time to attend the course and to Paul Blacker the First Aid Rugby Educator for facilitating.
Paul Tucker (Tux)
Chair of Rugby