First Aid for Martial Arts Instructors Level 3 (VTQ)
About the Course
Have you ever wondered how to handle a medical emergency while training karate or taekwondo? Wondered what skills to learn if someone gets hurt in your class? Or maybe you are just curious about first aid?
According to statistics from the United Kingdom’s Department of Health, 1,426 “martial arts injuries” were reported in England in 2016. This amounts to 0.47 injuries per 100,000 people – significantly lower than the overall injury rate (1.92 per 100,000) recorded that year and also much lower than rates for other types of sport and exercise. However, this analysis is limited to English cases only, so it is impossible to say whether these low rates are specific to martial arts or reflect a more general trend across Europe when considering all types of “martial arts” injuries.
There are two main types of martial arts injury: those that occur during a physical altercation, such as falling or getting punched, and those that happen while practising the art, such as sprains or strains. Other common injuries include fractures (from falls), concussions (from head trauma), and tendonitis (where muscles become inflamed).
It is important to note that any martial arts training can lead to an injury – even basic stretching exercises can be risky! So it is always advisable to consult your instructor before starting any form of physical activity and to always use proper safety gear, such as a head guard or chin strap. When should I go to the hospital?
If you are hurt in a martial arts class, staying calm and assessing the situation is essential. First, ensure you understand what has happened – have your instructor explain the injury in detail. If you think there may be any danger to yourself or others, it is essential to seek medical help as soon as possible. In most cases, a trip to the hospital will not be necessary unless significant bleeding or other injuries necessitate surgery. There is no definitive answer regarding when an individual should go to the hospital after a martial arts injury. It all depends on the nature of the injury, as well as other factors such as: whether there is any trauma to other organs or bones; how debilitating the injury is; and whether there are any signs of infection. Ultimately, it is up to each individual’s healthcare provider to make this decision based on their assessment of the situation. Thank you for your question. It is great to see that there are so many interested people in martial arts, and we hope this information will help you to stay safe while practising.
Are you a little confused about where to enrol for that First Aid for Martial Arts Instructors class? Or do you want to learn how to save lives in real-life situations? Well, wonder no more!
First Aid for Martial Arts Instructors Level 3 (VTQ) is a comprehensive course on all aspects of healthcare and first aid. The course is delivered by an experienced instructor who has taught martial arts for over ten years. This course will equip you with the knowledge and understanding necessary to deal with any medical emergencies while training safely.
If so, First Aid for Martial Arts Instructors is your course. This course teaches you the basics of first aid and how to respond when there's an emergency on the mat. From paediatric first aid and AEDs to minor injuries and chest compressions, Level 3 of this course has it all. And we've also included many other life-saving skills so that you can confidently handle any situation.
You will also have some additional knowledge on paediatrics and defibrillation if you're looking into becoming a first aider in school or college. With over six hours of content, it's one class that will keep you busy regardless of your schedule. Complete the practical training with an instructor and obtain your certification. Book the First Aid for Martial Instructors today.