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First Aid Policy & Procedures

Injury Reporting

Any injury to a WRFC player, meeting the criteria below, must be reported to the Club First Aid Co-ordinator whether at home, away or training.

All first aid kits will contain an accident/ injury report form which should be completed by the EFA / FA for all injuries other than minor bumps, scrapes and bruises. This includes (but is not limited to) ligament / tendon damage, cuts resulting in significant blood loss, dislocations, haematomas, broken bones.

All injury report forms must be forwarded to the Club First Aid Co-ordinator within 24 hours. These include:

• An ambulance is called
• A person is taken to an A&E department
• Any sign of head, neck or spinal injury
• Concussion – suspected or confirmed
• A player cannot continue with the training activity / match due to their injury
• Any injury which results in admission to hospital either by ambulance or other means of transport within 6 hours of a training session or match.
• A parent / guardian refuses any ambulance

Injury reports will be held on file for 3 years and will be available for any audit required. Age groups / EFA’s repeatedly found to be not completing the necessary injury reports will be reported to the Management Committee, and appropriate measures taken.

Where next?

First Aid Course Any coach / first aider wishing to attend to either obtain or renew their First Aid qualification sh

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