How is the course structured?
The Emergency Medical First Aid in Football (EMFAiF) is a one-day course run at venues across the country. On the day you will experience a range of practical and theory, with supporting demonstrations and question and answer sessions to meet all your needs.
What are the learning outcomes?
The course will give you the knowledge to deal with life and limb threatening injuries on the field of play but it’s worth noting it won’t cover basic musculoskeletal injuries common to football.
You will leave with the ability to perform a structured first aid assessment on a player and the ability to assist medical staff with more advanced management of the situation.
Content on the day will focus on:
- Emergency action planning and duty of care in football
- Primary A-E approach of the injured player
- Sudden Cardiac Arrest in football
- Basic Life Support (BLS) with use of Automated External Defibrillators (AED)
- Airway management and oxygen therapy familiarisation – assisting the medical staff
- Limb threatening fractures/ dislocations and their emergency management – assisting the medical staff
- Head injuries and The FA concussion guidelines
- Spinal injury and management inclusive of assisting the medical staff in full spinal extrication
- Medical emergencies in football
What you'll be able to do with this qualification
This is the third course on our medical pathway, and by completing it you will be eligible to move on to the Intermediate Trauma Medical Management in Football (ITMMiF) where you’ll be able to complement the skills you have developed.
What’s important to recognise about this course is, because of the nature and responsibility associated with first aid provision, and in line with current UK guidelines, it will need to be renewed every three years.
So, to remain qualified and ‘in-date’ beyond the initial three-year period, you’ll have to commit to taking and passing another EMFAiF course within the final three months prior to expiry of your qualification and in the subsequent three year periods thereafter.