Bespoke Sports First Aid Courses
One of our greatest strengths as a training company is our ability to deliver courses that are specifically tailored to the client’s needs. You’re probably aware of the training sessions that we run in our Cardiff facility, but did you know that we also offer bespoke courses, delivered at your own premises?
It’s true! We often visit other people’s workplaces to deliver a First Aid at Work course, but that’s not the only training we’re prepared to travel for. Take our brand new FASE courses, for instance; we’ll be visiting Oxford Brookes University in May, delivering a private First Aid for Sport and Exercise course that’s designed to get their students acquainted with essential sports trauma techniques.
That’s just one example. If you’d like us to provide a sports first aid course for your group or organisation, get in touch today and we’ll see what we can do for you. Training details can be found on the relevant course page, but bear in mind that we can tweak some aspects of the course content to suit your needs.
Oh, and if you're curious about our credentials, we’ve got plenty! Our paramedics have covered international rugby matches, pop concerts, film shoots, and all kinds of other big events, and we’ve provided medical training to staff at the Millennium Stadium and Cardiff University, among others.
This weekend, Lubas Medical will be providing paramedic cover for 2.8 Hours Later, a zombie run game that takes place in Cardiff every so often. Now, we tell you all about the other events we cover - the rugby games, the rock concerts, et cetera - and so we thought we'd tell you a little bit about 2.8 Hours Later. We've worked the event before, and we're big fans!
The organisers call it a 'cross-city zombie chase game'. Participants must roam around the city (Cardiff, in this case, although it has been played elsewhere), seeking out secret locations and - most importantly - dodging zombies! It's like a mass game of tag, played on a very large scale; if zombies touch you, they can turn you into one of their own, so if you want to survive, it's best to stay out of their way...
The whole thing is great fun, especially if you're into The Walking Dead and that sort of thing. Tickets for these two Cardiff dates (March 28/29) are already sold out, but we'd definitely recommend visiting 2.8hourslater.com and checking out some other upcoming dates.
Of course, if you've already got a ticket for one of the Cardiff dates, we shall look forward to seeing you there! Click here to read more about Lubas Medical's paramedic services.
What happens when a player is injured?
As partners of the Cardiff City Stadium and Swalec Stadium, we have seen more than our share of nasty sporting injuries. We’ve provided paramedic support for football, rugby, and cricket games alike, and while you do see different injuries between the different sports, the procedure for treating an injured player is much the same regardless of which pitch you’re on.
So what exactly happens when a player sustains an injury? Here’s a step-by-step explanation:
- The first step, of course, is to assess the injury. Attempting to move the player could be very dangerous if they have experienced a spinal injury, for example, and so we have to know what we're dealing with before proceeding any further.
- Sometimes, we'll have to administer treatment on the pitch before we take the player to the med room. This could involve anything from sutures to portable breathing equipment - it all depends on the type and severity of the injury.
- If needs be, we will then take the injured player to the stadium's medical room for further treatment. At this point, we generally hand the reins over to a doctor; this allows us to quickly get back onto the pitch to deal with any further injuries, and it means that the initial injury can be examined by someone who specialises in that particular area.
If you want to learn how to treat sporting injuries, Lubas Medical can help. Book a place on our exclusive FASE (First Aid for Sport and Exercise) training course or, if you're already a medical professional, try our Sports Trauma Management course.
First Aid and CPR Training for Dentists
All medical professionals should be acquainted with basic emergency procedures like CPR, and that includes dental staff. It’s important for dentists and dental hygienists to know how to react to a medical emergency – that’s why we provide a selection of training courses for dental staff who want to learn about CPR and other lifesaving techniques.
Now, we do our best to be flexible here at Lubas, and in addition to the standard courses listed on our website, we frequently deliver bespoke training courses to suit the needs of our clients. Dentistry is an excellent example; we can send one of our professional training providers to your clinic to deliver a comprehensive first aid/CPR training package, ensuring that all staff members are up to speed on the latest first aid and resuscitation techniques.
Our courses cover a wide array of important information. We’ll touch on all the latest guidelines, show you how to safely administer a range of emergency lifesaving techniques, and ensure that all legal requirements are fulfilled along the way. You’ll also have ample opportunity to practice the various techniques that we teach.
If you’re interested in booking a joint first aid and CPR training package, get in touch with Lubas today and we’ll see what we can do for you!
CPR and AED Certification
CPR and AED are two of the most commonly-used resuscitation techniques in the world. Between them, these two procedures have saved countless lives, and their ubiquity is largely due to their simplicity – anyone can master them!
By training with Lubas Medical, you can earn CPR and AED certification in one fell swoop. Click here to learn more about our CPR/AED course; in the meantime, here’s a little more information on these two life-saving procedures:
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
CPR is used every day to save the lives of people who have stopped breathing. By supplying oxygenated blood to the patient’s brain, it keeps them alive for long enough to be properly resuscitated. The procedure itself is fairly straightforward, and the basics can be learned in a couple of hours. Hundreds of thousands of ordinary people have acquired CPR certification – in fact, somebody’s life is probably being saved by CPR right now!
Automated External Defibrillation (AED)
AED isn’t quite as commonplace as CPR because it can’t be performed without a defibrillator device. Nevertheless, it’s very widely used, and it’s far more effective than hospital dramas would have you believe. Also, while CPR is more of a stalling tactic (it keeps you alive but generally won’t restart your heart), AED can actually get a heart beating again, so it’s good to be equipped with both skills!
To learn more about achieving CPR and AED certification with Lubas Medical, call 02920 487 291 or email firstname.lastname@example.org today!
CPR Training Can Save Lives!
There's a story on the Sky News website today, and it really drives home the difference that CPR training can make. During a US Airways flight from Florida to Arizona, a young baby suffered a seizure and stopped breathing. The report suggests that the infant "turned purple" due to a lack of air; the pilots arranged an emergency landing in Houston, but the child's chances of survival would have been fairly slim were it not for one passenger in particular.
As luck would have it, Garrett Goodwin - a professional CPR instructor - was on board when the child stopped breathing. In the Sky News article, Mr Goodwin explains the techniques he administered to save the young boy's life: chest compressions, clearing the airways, rescue breathing and stimulation. It's a surprisingly simple process, but it can (and frequently does) make a huge difference.
Happily, the procedure worked, and we can only assume that the whole cabin breathed a huge sigh of relief when the baby woke up crying. Without that one man and his resuscitation training, the story could easily have ended in tragedy. It just goes to prove what we've said all along: CPR, a technique that takes mere hours, to learn, can save lives in a very real sense.
If you're interested in learning the techniques that saved this baby boy's life, you're in luck. Our next CPR course will take place on the 31st of March at our facilities in Cardiff - click here for further details. Not only will we teach you to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation, we'll also explain how to use an automated external defibrillator (this can save lives in the event of cardiac arrest).
Our CPR/AED course is only two hours long, and the cost is a mere £30 per person. It's not a lot, and if you ever find yourself in the same situation as Garrett Goodwin, it could be enough to save a life. Book your place now!
Whichever sport you play, injuries are an unhappy inevitability. The Lubas paramedics have seen a lot of injuries out on the playing field, and these range from minor bumps to serious wounds and even worse. Here are some of the most common injuries that we come across:
- Concussion - If a player sustains a blow to the head, it may cause concussion, leaving them temporarily dazed and confused.
- Cuts and Wounds - Obviously, this is quite a broad category. It could be a small cut, in which case the player will usually get straight back onto the pitch, or it could be a more major wound, with the injured player bleeding heavily.
- Broken Bones - People who play contact sports like rugby can easily sustain a fracture. We use a variety of splinting methods to deal with these injuries.
- Sprains - This one is very common in football matches. A sprain occurs when ligaments are stretched further than they're supposed to go; depending on the severity, sprains can put players out of action for some time.
This is just a sample of what we deal with. If you're interested in learning how to deal with a wider range of sporting injuries, we recommend that you book a place on our FASE (First Aid for Sport and Exercise) course – we'll cover all of these injuries, along with some less common problems like spinal injuries and seizures.
Lubas Medical: Official Partner to Glamorgan Cricket Club
We at Lubas Medical make a lot of noise about our connections with the Millennium Stadium and Cardiff City FC, but did you know that we also provide paramedic support for the Glamorgan County cricket team? We’ve spent many a sunny day (and a few rainy ones as well) at the Swalec Stadium, and we’re proud to announce that Lubas Medical is now an official partner of this prestigious cricket club!
If you click over to the Glamorgan Cricket website, you’ll find Lubas listed in the ‘Club Partners’ section of the Sponsors Directory. We’re thrilled to be associated with a major county club, and hopefully, we’ll be visiting the Swalec on a regular basis for many years to come!
What First Aid Qualifications Can I Earn from Lubas?
We deliver a lot of training courses here at Lubas Medical, and each one grants a different qualification to those who complete it. These first aid qualifications will look great on your CV, but more importantly, they certify that you are equipped with the skills that could save someone's life.
So what qualifications can you earn on a Lubas Medical course? Here's a quick rundown:
- Lubas Medical's First Aid at Work certificate is valid for 3 years, and it certifies that you are fully qualified to administer first aid in the workplace. This course is on special offer for March, so book your place now!
- Completion of our Sports Trauma Management course will earn you two qualifications. The Sports Trauma Management certificate itself is valid for 3 years, and as a gold-level ACPSM qualification, it certifies that you are qualified to provide first aid in sport at a professional level. You'll also earn the Certificate in CPR and Automated External Defibrillation, showing that you know how to administer these life-saving resuscitation techniques.
- FASE (First Aid for Sport and Exercise) is the latest addition to the Lubas course list, and where the Sports Trauma Management course is specifically geared towards medical professionals, the FASE courses are open to everyone. The FASE certificate shows that you are qualified to provide first aid in sport/exercise environments - for example, in a school P.E. lesson, or at a football match.
- If you successfully complete our Basic CPR Training, you will receive the Lubas Medical CPR Certificate, which certifies that you have been trained to the standard set by the UK Resuscitation Council. Cardiac arrest can happen anywhere, and you never know when your rudimentary CPR techniques might be needed.
This is just a small sample of the first aid qualifications you can earn with Lubas Medical. To see our full list of training courses, scroll to the top of this page and click on Medical Training Courses.