Date: Tue 07 Oct 2014

Lubas win tender for WPL medical provision

2014/15 will see WPL clubs receive professional certified medical provision for FASE 1, FASE 2 and Sports Trauma Management.

Lubas Medical are a highly experienced provider of bespoke medical training and pitch side Paramedics for sport. The company is divided into two main areas of service: Medical Training and Paramedic Support. They have worked with the FAW providing pitch-side Paramedic support for over 15 years.

Andrew Howard (FAW Head of Competitions), "I'm delighted that the FAW has entered into a partnership with Lubas to provide medical training for our clubs."

"Up-skilling club volunteers and staff is a strategic objective of the FAW. Providing better trained medical support, to those who will be the first to support medical emergencies at first team and youth matches, is another great step forward for Welsh domestic football."

During the 2014/15 Corbett Sports Welsh Premier League season Lubas will conduct training courses to members of all the 12 WPL clubs in the following areas:

First Aid for Sports & Exercise Basic Level 1 – (FASE 1)

• Approaching an injured person
• Wound workshop
• Injuries to bones, muscles and joints
• Neck / Spinal injury
• Head injuries / concussion
• Medical emergencies
• Putting it all together (assessment)

First Aid for Sports & Exercise Basic Intermediate Level 2 – (FASE 2)

• Assessment and evaluation
• Automated external defibrillation (AED)
• Splinting and immobilisation
• Spinal injury
• Head injuries / concussion
• Structured assessment

Sports Trauma Management

To provide the skills and knowledge for healthcare professionals to manage traumatic sports injuries. This course was originally designed for physiotherapists working in sport and is one of only a few approved by the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports Medicine to level 3 (gold level). The course is now suitable for any professional medical support staff working pitch-side.

Paul Lubas, Managing Director, added “We are excited and proud to further develop our relationship with the FAW by providing medical training for the Welsh Premier League. Appropriate pitch-side treatment is essential for all levels when injuries occur. The training will present a standard level of care across all clubs ensuring player safety is always the number one priority.”

For more information about Lubas please visit | www.lubasmedical.com

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