Medical support staff (usually doctors, physiotherapists and athletic trainers) at all levels of the game of football need to be prepared to manage a range of medical and musculoskeletal complaints. To do this they need to be equipped with adequate equipment including diagnostic, treatment and communication aides. These need to be readily accessible to allow the identification and management of medical conditions that may arise on or around the football field or when travelling with a team.
This module aims to highlight the essential contents of such a bag that are distinct from the FIFA Medical Emergency Bag. The contents referred to are extensive yet not exhaustive and are also not necessarily applicable to every clinician. They should be modified according to accessibility, affordability and need.