Resuscitation

The management of life threatening injuries/illness as they are identified is essential to optimise the player’s condition. Airway problems must be treated immediately and corrected before assessment of breathing is commenced. Similarly breathing problems should be treated before assessment of the circulation is commenced.

All players who are suffering any significant illness or injury should have oxygen administered at 10-15L/min via a well-fitting non-rebreath mask with an appropriately filled reservoir bag.