Key Learning Points

  • Safety of the medical team approaching and assessing an injured/ill player
  • Principles of the primary survey in the assessment of an injured/ill player using the ABCDE approach
  • The importance of prompt management of life threatening injuries/illness as they are identified
  • Medical history and the mechanism of injury contribute to the identification of injuries/illness
  • Importance of re-evaluation of the injured/ill player
  • The role of the secondary survey knowing when this is applicable and the process
  • Correct preparation for transfer to definitive care with appropriate documentation and communication with the receiving hospital