Level 1 First Person on Scene Awards - Basic - 2 Days

The 'Industry Standard' initial course for Community First Responders.

 

The Institute of Health Care Development (IHCD) is the Awarding Body (via Edexcel) for NHS Ambulance Services throughout the United Kingdom. The Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care at the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh maintains standards in pre-hospital medical care for doctors, emergency service personnel and nurses.

 

Course Cost:

Individual Course Cost: £250 (Exc. VAT)

Group (up to 12 candidates) Course Cost: £2,400 (Exc. VAT)

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

DIRECT ENTRY

AMBULANCE RESPONSE

< 20 MINUTES

THE PRE-HOSPITAL ENVIRONMENT

  • The role of FPOS
  • Scene safety
  • Minimising risk of infection
  • Post-incident procedures

PATIENT ASSESSMENT

  • Communicating with patients
  • Examination and assessment

RESPIRATION AND AIRWAY MANAGEMENT

  • Recognition of respiratory problems
  • Common breathing difficulties
  • Basic airway management

-       Causes of blocked airway

-       Opening and maintaining a clear airway

-       Choking

BASIC LIFE SUPPORT

  • Perform basic life support
  • Recovery position

DEFIBRILLATION

  • Automated external defibrillation

CIRCULATION AND SHOCK

  • Recognition and initial care of haemorrhage

-       bleeding

-       shock (to include faints)

MEDICAL RELATED EMERGENCIES

  • Recognition and initial care of:

-       Heart attack/angina

-       Diabetes

-       Stroke

-       Epilepsy

-       Unconscious patient

-       Asthma / anaphylaxis

TRAUMA RELATED EMERGENCIES (optional)

  • Recognition and initial care of injuries to bones, joints, tendons and ligaments
  • Recognition and initial care of burns and scalds
  • Recognition and initial care of other trauma related injuries
  • Skeletal stabilisation
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