Pitch Side First Aid
Our Pitch Side First Aid Range
We have created this section to make it easier for you to get the right products
With guidance from sports governing bodies and treatment professionals, we have selected the necessary essentials enabling you to carry out fast and effective care.
Whatever your sport or activity you’ll find many resourceful, easy-to-use products that will give you the confidence to handle the injury and aid recovery.
The contents are flexible, so if you can’t see exactly what you need then please contact our Product Sourcing Service by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 02392 471346 and we will do our best to find it for you.
For more serious sports injuries please see our Trauma Care section.
When Sports therapists, Physiotherapists and sports medical teams are present at an event or activity, it is paramount that they are thoroughly prepared for any instance of injury and have all the necessary means of dealing with the injury incident so that they can swiftly and effectively attend to the needs of the players or individuals concerned.
This includes being suitably prepared in terms of their available sports first aid kit which can refer to either a run-on bag or a more encompassing kit that covers all immediate treatment essentials.
That’s why our Sports First Kits have everything you might need for any situation, all neatly organised in our iconic Physique Pitch-side and run-on bags. Our Sports and Pitch-side First Aid Kits are trusted by a wide range of national teams, top clubs, and we even have specifically designed First Aid Kits that are approved by Great Britain Hockey and England Netball
Pitch-Side First Aid Kits FAQs
The following information is not meant to be in any way prescriptive and is merely content that has been compiled to help you make an informed decision about which product could suit you. Please remember to contact your physician or sports health professional for proper, qualified guidance.
What should be in a sports first aid kit?
A Sports First Kit should have all treatment essentials such as Gloves, Gauze Swabs, Sterile Dressings, Nasal Sponges, Skin Sutures, Instant Ice Packs, Mouth to Mouth Shield, Eye/Wound Wash pods, Wound Wipes, Dressing Pads, Triangular Bandages, Plasters and Scissors.
For a full checklist, please visit our Sports First Aid Kits Buyer’s Guide on what you should have in your Sports First Aid Kit. Some items commonly used that weren’t listed also include Deep Heat or Deep Freeze spray, Water bottles and Tape.
We also have an outstanding series of videos produced in collaboration with us by some of our amazing partners including Watford FC, Wales Hockey, Hampshire Cricket, Grow Physio, Worcester Warriors, Cardiff Rugby, London Pulse & TA Physio and England Netball. These videos cover loads of sports including Rugby, Cricket, Football, Hockey, Basketball and Netball so you'll be sure to find something relevant to what you're looking for.
What are the 5 main aims of first aid?
Since First Aid refers to the immediate treatment provided to someone who has incurred a casualty or serious injury, it is meant to be the initial response before any Emergency services such as Ambulances and paramedics arrive.
Therefore, pitch-side/sports first aid aims to stop any serious external bleeding, make sure the airways are clear, make sure breathing is normal, assess internal bleeding, analyse the context, examine the patient and finally assess their mental state such as identifying neurological conditions or temporary brain injuries such as concussions.
ABCDE is a handy acronym for remembering these aims and it stands for Airway, Breathing, Circulation, Disability and Exposure.
The golden rules and principles of First aid refer to staying calm while preserving life, Controlling the situation to prevent further injury and attending to the injured, Managing the injury and assisting with recovery and providing effective pain relief. The 3 P’s can help you to remember this: Preserve Life. Prevent The Situation Worsening. Promote Recovery.
What are the 3 types of injury?
Your Sports First Aid Kit should cover all the different types of injuries. Sports Injuries can be classified into three main categories: Acute, Chronic and Overuse. Acute Sports Injuries refer to a one-off but potentially damaging/traumatic event that has lasting implications such as a fracture, sprains, and strains.
Chronic Sports injuries refer to stubborn injuries that just don’t seem to naturally resolve themselves and can cause reoccurring pain and limitations. Overuse Sports Injuries are injuries caused by repetitive use of certain muscles and joints and can simply happen over time such as Tennis elbow, Runner’s and Jumper’s Knee and Achilles tendonitis
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