An example of minimum standards of medical equipment:
Each Club must have the following equipment present and in full working order on all match days and Training Sessions.
The list of equipment is as follows:
- Long (Spinal) Board or Split long board (Scoop) and Trained Stretcher Bearers - a Long (Spinal) Board or Split long board (Scoop) with Head Immobiliser and appropriately trained stretcher bearers (those trained by the Club medical staff to adequately and safely, under the direction of the Club medical staff, transfer a player onto the stretcher and remove him from the field of play).
- Cervical Collar(s) - an assortment of collars will be available to fit every player within the Club or 2 adjustable collars. Soft neck collars are not suitable.
- Splints (For immobilisation of the upper and lower limbs).
- Stethoscope and Sphygmomanometer
- Airways (selection of ALL of the below must be present)
- Oropharyngeal airway (assorted sizes)
- Nasopharyngeal airway (assorted sizes)
- i-gel® Supraglottic airways (assorted sizes)
- Pocket mask with one way valve
- Oxygen - to include variable flow rate oxygen, bag-valve-mask, non-rebreathe mask, nebuliser masks and purpose made carrier
- Entonox with patient self-administration system in purpose made carrier or Penthrox
- Portable Suction (can be handheld or powered).
- Penlight torch
- IV giving sets
- 1l crystalloid (not 5% dextrose)
- IV Cannulae (14G-22G)
- Automated External Defibrillator
- Nebuliser mask and tubing
An inventory of all equipment must be kept and signed on a weekly basis by the Clinical Governance Lead and made available for verification at the time of independent audit.
Based on risk assessments and developed Emergency Action plans the venue should hold a stock of emergency Drugs.
All drugs must be in date at all times.
An inventory of all drugs and their expiry dates must be kept and signed on a weekly basis by the Clinical Governance Lead and made available for verification at the time of independent audit.