Judo |25 November 2022
Etoile Judo Club hosts first aid training for athletes and members
First aid is the first and immediate assistance given to any person with either a minor or serious illness or injury, with care provided to preserve life, prevent the condition from worsening, or to promote recovery, and in line with that, the Etoile Judo Club finds it important to equip both our young athletes and club members with the basic first aid training.
The club, in collaboration with ‘Care Solution’ recently conducted first aid training for its athletes and club members, covering both theory and practical assessment by applying the necessary acquired knowledge and skills for basic first aid.
The training was being conducted by instructors Naddy Jeanne and Jude Accouche.
According to club chairperson Sandra Jeanne, since judo is a full-contact combat sport, with high risk of injuries, they found it important to equip the athletes and club members with basic skills so that they can intervene and assist in case of an incident, both in training and competitions.
She said other than in their sporting life, the athletes can also use the skills learned in their everyday life.
Instructor Jeanne, on his part, noted that as much as it is important for coaches to know basic first aid, it is equally crucial that athletes themselves get an insight into such practice.
He used the example of Denmark footballer Christian Eriksen who collapsed on the pitch during the Euro 2020 game against Finland, having suffered a cardiac arrest and was placed into the right recovery position by one of his teammates. Since the teammate knew the recovery position it saved the footballer’s life.
The first aid training in full swing (Photo: Roland Duval)