The ICIS course is designed for primarily physios and doctors who work in the sporting environment. If you are a healthcare professional and at any point you might find yourself looking after an injured or unwell athlete, then an PHICIS course might be important for you to deliver high quality immediate care.
We run two levels of courses for pre-hospital immediate care training.
The level 2 course designed for physios and doctors covering community and higher level sports. Candidates learn to recognise and manage immediate life and limb threatening injuries and medical conditions, deal with suspected spinal and head injuries, and interface with paramedics and emergency medicine services.
Level 3 is designed for elite sport (of any type) and advanced practicioners. This includes physios and doctors. Candidates completing this course will learn all the skills for a level 2 course and in addition more advanced procedures such as venous canulation, cricothyroidotomy and decomprssion of a tension pneumothorax.
Both courses include:
The interactive learning module is an essential part of the preparation for the PHICIS course. When enrolled candidates must work through and complete all the chapters and questions 48 hours prior to attending the face to face training. It is advised candidates spend approximately 15 hours in completing the online interactive modules
At high exposure elite sporting events, there may be medical personnel in attendance including doctors and paramedics to deliver immediate care if required. But more often at the non-elite events, there are limited personnel with adequate training and equipment to deal with the immediate care of these athletes. The time to the arrival of paramedic crews at such events can be considerable especially in remote, limited access areas, when a time critical life threatening injury or medical condition may present.
There is a well-defined need for doctors, physiotherapists and other professionals looking after athletes and teams to be personally equipped with the skills and the equipment required to enable the delivery of immediate care at the pitch side, race track, poolside, etc.. Not only do these professionals need to be prepared on match/event days, but also at training venues and grounds where a significant numbers of injuries or medical problems can occur.
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The Immediate Care in Sport Course was established in 2005 as the Pitchside Immediate Care Course, supported and run by the England Rugby Football Union. It has since been adopted by World Rugby and multiple Olympic organisations and taught in forty two different countries.
The Australasian College of Sports and Exercise Physicians recognise the PHICIS course as part of prehospital trauma training.
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