The Dubai Hurricanes takes player welfare and safety as a priority over winning matches. All our team medics undergo first responder training courtesy of our sponsor Mediclinic. This enables them to deliver immediate first aid to injured players covering, joints, muscles and most importantly concussion. Each medic is equipped with a comprehensive medical kit bag to support the squad and trained in the use of back-boards.
As a Team Medic your training provides you with some of the basic skills you need to manage an injury on the rugby pitch as well as in normal daily life. Your teams have been provided with excellent First Aid Kits courtesy of our sponsors at Mediclinic and you have access to the Hurricanes Medical Room whenever you need it. All Team Medics belong to a Whats App Group that is used for routine communications where required.
AED’s are located outside of the Hurricanes Main Office in the corridor on the wall and there is another one located in a Trauma Bag in the medical room that is placed pitch-side for Mens League matches.
The Team First Aiders’ Handbook is intended to provide you with information that is specific to the club and our home ground at The Sevens. You will also find essential contact details for club officials and details of local protocols that we have put in place in the interest of the health, safety and well being of our players and spectators.
The most important thing to remember is that you are never alone when you are looking after your team, not only do you have the coaching staff and other parents around to assist, the Referee is always on your side, in most cases the opposing Teams Medics will assist you if required as well.
As a registered volunteer you are covered by the Clubs Insurance for any First Aid administered at the Sevens Ground and for our players when they are playing away. Please also be mindful that as qualified First Aiders in the UAE you should practice only what you have been trained to do.
If in doubt call for help, maintain the injured player in a safe condition and await further assistance.