Our 2015/2016 Safe Rugby programme (Standard Approach to Field Emergencies in Rugby) will kick off the new season with a series of courses aimed at all those who might be required to assist at a pitch side emergency or who are involved in providing care to club and school teams at all levels.
The three level 2 courses this August will be held in Limerick, Belfast and Dublin and will give those involved in sports medicine an opportunity to learn some new skills in the management of pitch side emergencies or to refresh ones that they may have learned in the past.
The level 2 course is ideal for those general practitioners, nurses, physiotherapists and other health professionals who provide their services to club and schools teams.
It is primarily practical in nature and will allow the participants get plenty of “hands on” experience with all of the equipment used during the care of an injured player, while working in small groups, all under the watchful eye of one of our Safe Rugby Instructors.
Each course will include certification from the Irish Heart Foundation in Basic Life Support and the use of an AED as well as discussing the most up to date concussion management policies.
Our expert faculty for these courses is drawn from a range of specialities including, emergency medicine, orthopaedics, anaesthesia and pre hospital care. The medical director of each course will be one of the team doctors for the local provincial senior team.
July sees the start of the third Season of Safe Rugby and we are happy to take any requests from clubs and schools in each province to run our very successful Level 1 course in your facility.
The level 1 course is designed for those with no formal medical training and is ideal for players, coaches, referees and parents.
We currently have a series of “open course” dates already planned in each province during late July and August including St Marys, Young Munster , Highfield RFC, Gawlegians and Instonians.
These courses are open to anyone from any club or school to attend.
Click here to book a place on any of the level 1 or 2 courses in July/August
For more information and to discuss running a safe course in your club or school or for any assistance on medical matters email Shane Mooney, our First Aid and Injury Prevention Coordinator or call 086 0216064