When it comes to handling sports injuries that happen on the ice, inside the dressing room or in the field, a team approach is necessary in order to be prepared for anything. The management of acute injuries should be addressed with a practiced plan in place and there should be a first aid kit available in strategic places across the sports facility.
The most common sporting injuries include:
- Hamstring strains
- Ankle sprains
- Groin pull
- Shin splints
- Knee injuries
- Tennis elbow
When it comes to sports injuries, there are other types of equipment that should be easily available along with a standard first aid kit. Some of these items include:
- Emergency medications
- Small, medium and large bandages
Sports Injury Prevention
All teams should have injury prevention as a top priority and should be implementing procedures that will help prevent unnecessary injuries from taking place. Common sense must be a part of any activity that requires more physical demand. First aid training is also a must and every member of a sports team should have this type of training under his belt.
A lot of sport injuries take place when there is no official team member around to offer assistance. A coach may also need help from the public or another team member when he is unable to work alone on an injury. If 2 members of the baseball team collide and they are both down, helping hands will certainly be appreciated.
Parents, coaches, team members and even the public that is viewing a sporting event should know how to handle injuries. You just never know when a sporting injury will occur and there are many circumstances when a trained first-aid professional will need some assistance.
Learn more about first aid for the most common sports injuries by visiting our website at www.heart2heartcpr.com. We have courses running in various cities across the country and you can take one when it is most convenient for you. We offer classes Canada wide including First Aid & CPR training in Toronto.