Emergency Response Coordinator (ERC)

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The SMA Emergency Response Coordinator (ERC) Course, endorsed by the Australian Football League (AFL) is particularly targeted to junior football clubs that may not have a qualified Level 1 sports trainer able to attend games.

 

The Australian Football League (AFL) endorses the following training structure to support football associations, clubs, teams and volunteers to build their capacity to meet the minimum requirements of the Australian Football League Management of Injuries and Medical Emergencies in Community Australian Football Policy.

The ERC is particularly targeted to junior football clubs that may not have a qualified Level 1 sports trainer able to attend games.

The course is well suited for someone who is considering becoming a level 1 sports trainer but currently cannot commit to two full days of training. The course runs for approx. 3 hours and includes the following topics:

  • Introduction: The role of the Emergency Response Coordinator
  • Emergency planning
  • Emergency response priorities / on-field assessment of injured participants
  • Concussion Management
  • On-field communication
  • Transporting injured participants

 

Pre-Requisites

  • HLTFA201B Provide basic emergency life support

or

  • HLTFA301C Apply first aid

All participants who successfully complete this training will have the minimum competencies required to fulfil the role of an Emergency Response Coordinator at an Australian Football event. This includes the minimum competencies in emergency management procedures and responses, and the assessment and immediate management of severe injuries and life threatening medical emergencies required by at least one person in attendance at all games and training.

PLEASE NOTE: As of Season 2013 the AFL will be mandating that the above qualification will be the minimum competency an individual must hold to officiate as a sports trainer at AFL games.

 

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