HASLEMERE COMMUNITY RUGBY CLUB
FIRST AID POLICY
PLEASE SEE BELOW THE UPDATED FIRST AID PROCEDURES MANUAL.
1. Each age group to have at least one designated first aid provider.
2. First aid kits provided as per RFU guidelines, at least one per age group.
3. Each kit bag to have laminated kit stock list, to enable the maintenance of sufficient stock levels.
4. First Aid Medical Cabinet, containing stock, to be managed by First Aid Co - Ordinator.
5. Need to follow specific protocols, following RFU guidelines, on concussion and suspected spinal injury.
6. All first aid kit bags to have laminated copy of RFU Spinal Immobilisation Flow Chart for a Conscious Casualty.
7. All first aid kit bags to have a laminated list of players names, parents names, telephone numbers, and any relevant medical history, allergies etc.
8. “In-loco parentis” permission sought at registration of players at beginning of each season.
9. Minis section: parent to always be present on touch-line, or, in cases where a parent cannot be present, that parent to have appointed another parent who knows the child, to act as guardian for the day. In doing so, the guardian must be made aware of any medical history or allergies.
10. All first aiders to have duplicate Incident Report Forms, to record details of casualty, incident and treatment/advice given, allowing for 1 copy to be given to player/parent/EMS and other retained by club. This complies with HSE directive. Records to be kept by club for 10 years and if casualty is a child, until he/she reaches age of 21 years.
11. All first aiders to have pre-printed sheets of post-concussion advice to hand to players/parents.
12. All first aiders to be CRB checked.
13. All first aiders to be registered on club database and responsible for keeping own qualifications up-to-date.
14. No game or training session is to be commenced without first ensuring that a first aider is available, and that ambulance access is secured.
15. Any injury that results in admission to hospital as an in-patient after the game/training has finished, and is game or training related is to be reported to the Sports Injury Administrator.
16. Any head or neck injury that prevents a player from playing or training for a period of 8 weeks or longer is to be reported to the Sports Injury Administrator.
17. Regular update training and supplementary training to be provided/sought for all first aiders.
IMPORTANT RFU NOTE ON CONCUSSION