This guide is a practical resource to assist clubs to create a safe and enjoyable environment for participation in sport and physical activity and be prepared for a medical emergency.
It will take clubs through a simple planning exercise (a series of critical questions) that will help develop a straightforward, effective Medical Emergency Plan that will help in saving lives.
This resource will assist volunteers at clubs to easily navigate around the sometimes complex issues concerning medical emergency planning. Put simply, it will allow volunteers at clubs to work smarter and not harder in the provision of a safe and enjoyable environment for all.
When creating any plan for medical emergencies, it is important to consider all participants involved, including athletes, officials, coaches, parents, volunteers, staff, sports trainers/first aiders and spectators.