(a) Each First Aid competition event shall be held with a set simulated accident scenario and a set time limit for each team in the event. The time limit shall be advised to teams prior to the commencement of the event.
Note: The event scenario in Championship competition shall be judged over the following time periods:
|Open & U/19||12 minutes|
(b) The First Aid standard and treatments for U/17 to Open teams will come from the current SLSA First Aid Manual, along with any updates and will be relevant to chapters required for competitors to be able to enter this event.
(c) The rates of resuscitation will be as per the current edition of the SLSA Public Safety and Aquatic Rescue Manual.
(d) Less sophisticated competition than that described in this Manual is conducted for the U/15 and below age categories. Refer to current SLSA Public Safety and Aquatic Rescue Manual, updated bulletins and relevant competition entry bulletins for details.
(e) The scenario, including props to specifications etc., shall be arranged by the Sectional Referee or their appointee. The organising group shall arrange the casualties or specify if clubs are to provide the casualties.
(f) Every effort shall be made to achieve realism with the scenario and in the presentation of casualties and to also give the competitors the correct atmosphere by using casualty make-up, acting and staging. As far as possible the injuries will be similar to those an SLSA Club First Aid member may be called upon to treat using the resources of the First Aid Room. Scenario examples may include but are not limited to spearing with a beach umbrella, surf boat overturning, heart attack on the beach, falls down rock walls, or over fences, etc. Each team in the competition will be judged on the same scenario.
(g) Teams will be required to examine the casualty(s), make their diagnosis and then treat the casualty(s) using the materials provided and/or their first aid kit.
(h) First aid kits shall be supplied by the team (refer Appendix D for a list of the contents). OxyVivas shall be supplied by the team unless specified that they will be supplied by the competition organising group. Teams will need to be conversant with all common types of OxyVivas. OxyVivas will need to include equipment to deliver oxygen for resuscitation and therapy.
(i) Each competitor may also take their own kit (bum) bag into the competition arena. Kit bags shall contain a maximum of 20 items. Contents of the kit bag are to be comprised solely of items coming from the First Aid kit. Two pairs of gloves and up to six safety pins will be the only multiple items considered as single items in a kit. A note book with pens and/or pencils may be carried in the competitor’s pocket and shall not be counted as part of the kit items. The Referee shall advise whether the gloves may be worn into the competition arena but it is mandatory that gloves are worn when undertaking treatments.
Note 1: First aid kits, OxyVivas and personal kit bags shall be made available for inspection as advised by the Referee.
Note 2: A team shall not be permitted to start the scenario if the equipment does not meet the requirements laid down for this event.
Note 3: First Aid kits with removable trays may be split during competition and must remain uncontaminated at all times.