The participants will come from basketball coaches. managers and players and also from other sports as well as a nmber of school teachers and students.  The following is the course outline.

Saturday 6th September                                       2-5pm
 Saturday 20th September                                     2-5pm
 Saturday 4th October                                            2-5pm
FASANOC meeting room, Bau Street, Suva

SESSION 1                            The following topics will be covered:
                          ·         Types of injuries in basketball
                          ·         Basic assessment of injury type
                          ·         Basic treatment of soft tissue injuries 
                          ·         Ongoing treatment and advice
                          ·         Evaluation of athletes returning to training
                          ·         Prevention of injuries
                          ·         Safety at practice and training
                          ·         Basic strapping for prevention of injury
                          ·         Injury management at sessions
                          ·         Referral of injuries
                          ·         Liaison with medical staff
                          ·         Injury reporting 
                          ·         The rules of basketball relating to injuries




SESSION 2                            The following topics will be covered:

                           ·         Injury assessment
                           ·         The DRABC routine
                           ·         The EAR routine
                           ·         The CPR routine
                           ·         The STOP procedure
                           ·         How to take a pulse
                           ·         Advanced strapping for injuries
                           ·         Emergency treatment (fracture, neck and spinal injuries – what to do and what not to do)
                           ·         Protocols and procedure following injuries
                           ·         Care and responsibility to avoid possible litigation 
                           ·         Ongoing treatment and monitoring
                           ·         Re-injury and advice
                           ·         Risk management (including infectious diseases, Aids, HIV, etc)
                           ·         Treatment of life threatening situations (heat stroke, profuse bleeding, etc)

SESSION 3                            This session will comprise a written and practical test that the participant will be required to complete and pass in order to attain accreditation under Basketball Fiji’s National Accreditation Scheme - Sports Injury Certificate.






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