The Standard Approach to Field Emergencies in Rugby (SAFE Rugby) programme was established to provide emergency care training and skills to medical staff and individuals involved in rugby union.
The objective of the programme is to develop medical support and deliver sports first aid training programmes at all levels of rugby union in Ireland and make the game as safe as possible.
There is a need for those involved in rugby to have ongoing and updated training in head and neck injuries, fracture and joint injuries, common medical emergencies, concussion, basic life support and advisory external defibrillation (AED) use.
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The course is primarily practical in nature with lectures and field based scenarios.
The IRFU, in collaboration with our colleagues in the other rugby unions, have developed the course content.
There are two different levels of SAFE Rugby:
- Level 2: Club and school medical/paramedical staff (1 day course (typically 09.00-18.00) with pre-course online American Heart Association and IRB Rugby Ready modules)
- Level 1: Non-medical Club and school coaches, officials, referees, parents/guardians (1 day course (typically 09.00-16.00) with pre-course online American Heart Association and IRB Rugby Ready modules)
Level 1 courses can be provided in an individual club or school with a minimum of 8 and a maximum of 24 participants.
Where a club or school has less than 8 participants, please check our booking website for open courses which are run regularly in each province.
For further details relating to these courses see our booking website or contact the IRFU First Aid and Injury Prevention Coordinator, Shane Mooney Email: email@example.com Mobile: 0860216064.
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