Sport First Aid Online 5th Edition

Sport First Aid Online 5th Edition

ISBN 9781450476904

Regular price $50.00 $0.00

Course Components
The course includes the Sport First Aid textbook (print), one-year access to the course and its accompanying Coaching Aids (PDF downloads), the 75-question test and automatic test scoring, certificate of course completion printable from the website, and entry in the National Coaches Registry. While you will have immediate access to the course upon purchase, we recommend you wait to begin the course until your textbook arrives. Please allow three to five business days for your textbook to be shipped to you.

Course Description
As a coach, there’s a good chance you’ll be first on the scene when one of your athletes falls ill or suffers an injury. Are you prepared to take action in a medical emergency?

The Sport First Aid online course provides detailed action steps for the care and prevention of more than 110 sport-related injuries and illnesses.

Sport First Aid covers procedures for conducting emergency action steps and providing life support; performing the physical assessment; administering first aid for bleeding, tissue damage, and unstable injuries; moving an injured athlete; and returning athletes to play.

The fifth edition explains the latest CPR techniques from the American Heart Association; guidelines for the prevention, recognition, and treatment of concussion from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and guidelines for the prevention of dehydration and heat illness from the National Athletic Trainers’ Association.

Beyond simply treating injuries and illnesses, Sport First Aid seeks to prevent them from occurring in the first place. Included are strategies for reducing athletes’ risk of injury or illness, such as establishing a school-based medical team, implementing preseason conditioning programs, creating safe playing environments, planning for weather emergencies, ensuring proper fitting and use of protective equipment, enforcing proper sport skills and safety rules, and developing a medical emergency plan.

The course features 60 minutes of video depicting various first-response scenarios; interactive activities and quizzes; sample forms, checklists, assessments, and safety plans that you can download and print; and a 75-question online test.

In addition, you receive a print copy of the fifth edition textbook Sport First Aid, written by Melinda Flegel.

With Sport First Aid, you will be prepared to make critical decisions and respond appropriately when faced with athletes’ injuries and illnesses.

The Sport First Aid course is used and recognized by numerous state high school associations and school districts as meeting coaching education requirements.


Geared toward high school coaches, serious club coaches, college and university undergraduate students, and advanced coaches at the youth level (those who coach athletes ages 14 and older), Sport First Aid provides coaches with action steps for the care and prevention of more than 110 sport-related injuries and illnesses.
Part I: Introduction to Sport First Aid
Unit 1: Your Role on the Athletic Health Care Team
  • Introduction
  • The Four Phases of Athletic Health Care
  • Your Legal Duties
  • Which Legal Duty?
  • Others on the Health Care Team
  • Who’s Responsible?
  • Summary
  • Quiz

Unit 2: Sport First Aid Game Plan
  • Introduction
  • Implementing a Plan
  • Health Records
  • Weather Plan
  • Facilities and Equipment
  • First Aid Kit
  • Preseason Screening and Conditioning
  • Nutritional Guidance
  • Skill Instruction
  • Medical Emergency Plan
  • First Aid Game Plan Checklist
  • Summary
  • Quiz

Part II: Basic Sport First Aid Skills
Unit 3: Anatomy and Sport Injury Terminology
  • Introduction
  • Body Systems
  • Speed Quiz: Anatomy
  • Identifying Bones
  • Identifying Muscles
  • Identifying Tendons
  • Acute Injuries
  • Chronic Injuries
  • Injury Causes
  • Classifying Injuries by Cause
  • Summary
  • Quiz

Unit 4: Emergency Action Steps
  • Introduction
  • Assessing the Scene and the Athlete
  • Performing the Steps
  • Maintaining Life Support
  • Scenario: Water Break
  • My Medical Emergency Plan
  • Summary

Unit 5: Physical Assessment and First Aid Techniques
  • Introduction
  • HIT
  • Scenario 1: Goalie’s Hurt Shoulder
  • Bleeding Injuries
  • Categorizing Precautions
  • Scenario 2: Volleyball Cut
  • Recognizing and Controlling Shock
  • Scenario 3: Receiver Down
  • Scenario 4: Soccer Collision
  • Splints
  • To Splint or Not to Splint
  • Controlling Tissue Damage
  • Summary
  • Quiz

Unit 6: Moving Injured or Sick Athletes
  • Introduction
  • Moving a Noncritically Injured Athlete
  • Moving Methods (Noncritical)
  • Moving a Critically Injured Athlete
  • Moving Methods (Critical)
  • Summary
  • Quiz

Part III: Sport First Aid for Specific Injuries
Unit 7: Respiratory Emergencies and Illnesses
  • Introduction
  • Scenario 1: Asthmatic Striker
  • Scenario 2: Foul Tip
  • Scenario 3: Collision at the Plate
  • Summary
  • Quiz

Unit 8: Head, Spine, and Nerve Injuries
  • Introduction
  • Head Injuries
  • Assessment
  • First Aid Steps
  • Spine and Nerve Injuries
  • First Aid Steps
  • Scenario: Shoulder Shock
  • Summary
  • Quiz

Unit 9: Internal Organ Injuries
  • Introduction
  • Ruptured Spleen
  • Scenario 1: Wild Pitch
  • Testicular Trauma
  • Scenario 2: Penalty Kick
  • Summary
  • Quiz

Unit 10: Sudden Illnesses
  • Introduction
  • Diabetes
  • Scenario 1: Diabetic Fielder
  • Epilepsy
  • Scenario 2: Soccer Seizure
  • Drugs and Supplements
  • Resources
  • Summary
  • Quiz

Unit 11: Weather-Related Problems
  • Introduction
  • Temperature Regulation
  • Factors in Body Temperature
  • Exertional Heat Illnesses
  • Scenario 1: Calf Pain
  • Scenario 2: Two-a-Day Heat
  • Cold-Related Illness
  • Summary
  • Quiz

Unit 12: Upper Body Musculoskeletal Injuries
  • Introduction
  • Scenario 1: Pitching Windup
  • Scenario 2: Fall Breaker
  • Scenario 3: Funny Business
  • Scenario 4: Tender Joint
  • Scenario 5: Digit Dasher
  • Scenario 6: Dislocated Elbow
  • Summary
  • Quiz

Unit 13: Lower Body Musculoskeletal Injuries
  • Introduction
  • Scenario 1: Relay Wrench
  • Scenario 2: Pain in Return
  • Scenario 3: A Mighty Blow
  • Scenario 4: Unexpected Twist
  • Scenario 5: Crash Landing
  • Scenario 6: Pickup Game
  • Scenario 7: Runner Woes
  • Summary
  • Quiz

Unit 14: Facial and Scalp Injuries
  • Introduction
  • Scenario 1: Starting Block Thump
  • Scenario 2: Scratched Cornea
  • Scenario 3: Bloody Nose
  • Summary
  • Quiz

Unit 15: Skin Problems
  • Introduction
  • Three Scenarios
  • Scenario 1: Bothersome Bump
  • Scenario 2: Sore Toe
  • Scenario 3: Fungal Problem
  • Guide to Playing Status
  • Summary
  • Quiz

Unit 16: Sport First Aid Field Clinic
  • Introduction
  • Scenario Index
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