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For FIRST AID please ring 8238 0517

Adelaide Metropolitan Netball Division, Sun Jul 1, 2018 3:48PM

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PRIMARY CARERS

DUTY OF CARE & INJURED PLAYERS

 

PHONE NUMBER FOR FIRST AID ROOM AT PRICELINE STADIUM: 

 8238 0517

 

If pre-event taping is required you are asked to provide YOUR OWN STRAPPING TAPE OR PURCHASE TAPE from the Sports Trainer on Duty.

 

Please note the following information regarding injured players:

 

If you have an injured player on the court with HEAD AND/OR NECK trauma, or any other potentially serious injury such as:

  • ASTHMA (click here for link) OR RESPIRATORY ILLNESS
  • HEAD INJURY AND/OR NECK INJURY
  • A BACK OR HIP INJURY
  • A SUSPECTED FRACTURE
  • SERIOUS KNEE INJURY

DO NOT MOVE the injured player especially if you are unsure of the extent of their injuries.

PHONE the first aid room or send someone to notify the sports trainer/s on duty and they will attend to the player on the court.

HEAD AND NECK INJURIES ARE POTENTIALLY SERIOUS.  If the player is conscious you can ask the following questions:

  • What happened?
  • Do you feel any pain in the neck?
  • Do you have normal feeling in all four limbs?
  • Can you move your limbs?  
  • Do you have any burning or pins and needles in your hands or feet?
  • Check who observed the incident i.e. other witnesses.
  • Consider very carefully whether or not you should allow them to continue playing.
  • Also, consider wearing a mouthguard to prevent expensive dental injuries.

For information on MOUTH PROTECTION (click here for link).

 

REMEMBER ALL SUSPECTED HEAD INJURIES REQUIRE URGENT MEDICAL ASSESSMENT.

 

The syndrome of CONCUSSION (click for link) is very common in sport. 

 

The cause can be:

  • A blow to the face or head.
  • The head coming to a sudden stop or being propelled forward suddenly resulting in a sudden acceleration/deceleration e.g. landing on the back after a fall from a height, being pushed to the ground.

IF THERE IS ANY POSSIBILITY OF SERIOUS INJURY:

  • Tell the player not to move
  • DO NOT MOVE OR AID THE PLAYER TO THEIR FEET
  • Call for assistance from the first aid room IMMEDIATELY

MANAGEMENT OF AN INJURED PLAYER

If you send someone to the first aid room or sports trainer TO OBTAIN ICE (click for link);  it is the sports trainer’s responsibility to:

  • Ensure that there are no life-threatening problems.  If there is these must be identified and managed immediately.
  • To arrange for further care of the player which may include:
  • On-court assistance.  Assistance from the court, by wheelchair or stretcher.  
  • Calling an ambulance if necessary
  • Arranging for a referral to a doctor or hospital.  Notification of next of kin.  
  • We are obligated under a DUTY OF CARE to provide assistance.  Everyone needs to be mindful of the possible ramifications surrounding the mismanagement of any injury and remind team personnel of the appropriate course of action when they have an injured player.
  • Completing an Injury Report Form.
  • If the player is U18 they must be accompanied by a parent or carer when seeking assistance from the First Aid Room.

 

CONSENT TO MEDICAL PROCEDURES FOR MINORS (click for link)

 

PLAYER MEDICATION (Click here for link)

 

Sports Trainers are not permitted under the Netball SA Code of Conduct to administer, recommend or supply participants with prescription or ‘over the counter’ medications.  Asthma inhalers and EpiPen or Anapen are exempt.

 

PHONE NUMBER FOR FIRST AID ROOM:   8238 0517

 

Vivien Bing

Co-ordinator

Sports Trainer Services

Jan 2018 ©

Last updated: Monday July 23, 2018 2:08PM