Key Learning Points

  • SAFE approach
  • Assessment of ABC
  • Summon emergency aid
  • Deliver care to prevent cardiac arrest if possible
  • Commence CPR immediately on recognising a player in cardiac arrest
  • Deliver good quality CPR to maintain coronary artery perfusion pressure until help arrives
  • In a choking player assess severity of airway obstruction and treat appropriately
  • In a collapsed player with no suspicion of spinal injury who is breathing and with a pulse but remains unconscious, place them in the recovery position to help protect their airway