Basic Field Side Injury Management Course
Monday, April 17, 2017
TWENTY participants sat for a vital one-day Basic Field Side Injury Management Course organised by the National Football Association of Brunei Darussalam (NFABD) with the support of the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports through the Sports Medicine and Research Centre (SMRC) today.
The participants, most of whom are involved in the NFABD Under-16 National Youth League as coaches or medics, are now able to provide first aid and administer basic CPR (Cardiopulmonary resuscitation) in case of an emergency on the field.
The same course was held for coaches from the DST Super League and DST Premier League last year.
The course at NFABD House was conducted by Dr Danish Zaheer, the President of the Asian Federation of Sports Medicine, and Dr Essam Muhammad Shabaan, Sports Medicine Doctor at SMRC.
“We taught them the very basics of helping to revive an unconscious patient until qualified medical help arrives,” said Dr Danish during the sidelines of the course’s closing ceremony.
“If a person is administered CPR within the first 10 minutes (of losing consciousness), he or she has a 90 per cent chance of survival,” he said, adding that knowledge of basic CPR should be compulsory for everyone.
The course started with a lecture titled Field Side Management of Injuries and moved on to the usage of the Injury Occurrence Record log book. A lecture, video presentation and practical was held on basic CPR, with the afternoon session focusing on first-aid and bandaging (lecture and practical).
In his speech, NFABD General Secretary Hj Abd Hamid bin Dato Paduka Hj Abdullah – who was the ceremony’s guest of honour – congratulated the organising committee for organising the course and said he hoped the participants would upgrade their knowledge in the field if they had the opportunity.