Participant Heart & Health Checks
Football is a great way to keep fit and healthy, however players and officials should not take their health for granted. Before each season starts, visit the GP to have a heart & health check, particularly if aged over 35 or returning to the game. Have you got your pink slip?
There are two types of Defibrillators usually purchased by sport clubs:
- Automated External Defibrillator (AED) – fully automatic defibrillator. Once opened or turned on, the pads are applied to the patient, the defibrillator then assesses the patient and advises if a shock is required. The unit then advises that a shock is to be delivered, the unit then delivers a shock to the patient if required. There is no requirement for the responder to press any buttons to deliver the shock.
- Semi-Automated External Defibrillator (SAED) – semi-automatic defibrillator. Once opened or turned on, the pads are applied to the patient, the defibrillator then assess the patient and advises if a shock is required. The operator (responder) then follows the prompts and presses a button to deliver the shock.
FNSW Defibrillator Suppliers
Defibrillator Brackets & Cabinets
(1) Wall mount bracket (2) Alarmed cabinet – not lockable (3&4) Lockable cabinets with push in window
Defibrillator & Cardiac Arrest Factsheets & FAQs
- Cardiac Arrest and the Use of Defibrillators (NSW Health)
- What is a cardiac arrest and the chain of survival
- What is an automated external defibrillator (AED) and CPR?
- Implementing an AED program
- Frequently Asked Questions
Defibrillator Grants & Programs
NSW Office of Sport – Club Defibrillator Grant Program
NSW Office of Sport $4-million Local Sport Defibrillator Program. Eligible clubs can receive funding towards 50% of the cost of purchasing a defibrillator, with the average cost of a defibrillator through the program, including training and maintenance, being around $2500 per unit. Defibrillator Grant Program
Marc Arcuri Foundation Program
The Marc Arcuri Cup held each year in memory of 15 Year old Marc Arcuri has so far raised more than $96,000 and more than 50 defibrillators have been delivered to community football clubs across the state. Marc Arcuri Foundation & Marc Arcuri Cup
Michael Hughes Foundation
An approved Office of Sport defibrillator provider, the MHF raises community awareness about the benefits of CPR and early defibrillation and provides invaluable support to Football NSW having supplied and donated over 200 defibrillators to Football NSW and many other clubs and associations. Their qualified presenters have also trained over 1500 people in the use of defibrillators and CPR and is also a supplier of club first aid kits and first aid training. Michael Hughes Foundation
Heartbeat of Football
Football NSW supports Heatbeat of Football in their work to increase awareness of the importance of pre-participation health checks and early defibrillation. Heartbeat of Football
Hawkesbury Heartstart Program
The Windsor Rotary Hawkesbury Heartstart program aims to educate the community in responding to cardiac arrest and increase the number of Defibrillators in the local community. Hawkesbury Heartstart
Contact Michelle Hanley at Football NSW e-mail [email protected] or phone 02 8814 4402.
In an emergency Dial 000.
Injury Reporting & Medical Profile Forms
- Injury Reporting Form (injury report to club)
- Serious Injury Report Form (Serious injury report to insurers)
- Medical Profile & Emergency Contact Form
FFA Concussion Guidelines set out the guiding principles regarding the management of concussion in football in Australia. All incidents of concussion are required to be treated in accordance with the FFA Concussion Guidelines including clearance by a Medical Practitioner and adherence to the Return to Play Program.
- FFA Concussion Guidelines
- SMA Concussion Policy
- SMA Concussion Workshops 2018
- Pocket Concussion Recognition Tool
- FNSW Medical Conference Concussion presentation
Returning to Play after Concussion
Return to play should be in accordance with Concussion Guidelines and include:
- a clearance by a qualified Medical Practitioner before a player can return to training or playing, and
- a minimum of 6 days before a player can play a competitive game – if return to play is managed by a Medical Practitioner
- a minimum of 14 days before a player can play a competitive game – if return to play is not managed by a Medical Practitioner.
Emergency Planning, First Aid Courses, Injury Factsheets & Resources
First Aid Courses
- MHF First Aid Training Packages
- St John First Aid Courses
- Red Cross First Aid Courses
- Sports Medicine Australia – Course dates
First Aid Kits
Injury Fact Sheets
- SMA Injury Factsheets
- Football Injury Factsheet
- Anaphylaxis & Allergy First Aid
- Asthma Management Factsheet & Asthma First Aid Chart
- Blood Rules
- Chest Pain
- Epilepsy – First Aid
- Eye Injuries
- Heatstroke – Symptoms & Treatment
- Spinal Injury
- Teeth Injuries
- Dial 000 Clubhouse Poster NEW
- CPR Chart
- Concussion Awareness Poster
- FIFA 11+ Warm Up poster
- Medical Emergency Plan
- Safe Football Poster
- Sports Medicine Australia
- NSW Ambulance Service
- Australian Sports Commission First Aid Management
- Australian Drug Foundation
FNSW wishes to acknowledge the NSW Office of Sport, NSW Ambulance, Sports Medicine Australia, Defib For Life, The Michael Hughes Foundation, The Marc Arcuri Foundation and Heartbeat of Football for their continued support and assistance to FNSW and our member clubs and associations.