FIRST AID IN RUGBY
Rugby is a contact sport therefore players may become injured at some point in their playing career. It is important that these players receive the appropriate first aid whilst on the pitch and are sign posted to the appropriate medical facilitator.
RFU regulation 9 Player safety, clearly states:
- Every Rugby Club has appropriate first aid cover and equipment, which has been determined by a risk assessment.
- Access to a telephone to ensure the emergency services can be called
- There is a clear vehicular access for an ambulance or other emergency vehicles
This link will aid clubs to assess their first aid needs:
All players must consider their own fitness before any training or match.
All players with suspected or confirmed concussion must comply with IRB Regulation 10 and any requirements issues by the RFU.
Below are the links for this:
RFU HeadCase website has very good guidance
Concussion assessment SCAT3 tools