Level 4 First Person on Scene Awards - Intermediate

This course is currently under review due to the recent change from a level 2 to a level 4 qualification. Please check back soon for updates.

 

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:

Group (up to 12 candidates) Course Cost: TBC

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

DIRECT ENTRY

AMBULANCE RESPONSE

20 - 40 MINUTES

THE PRE-HOSPITAL ENVIRONMENT

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

-       Safety

-       Triage

PATIENT ASSESSMENT

  • Communicating with patients
  • Primary survey and assessment
  • Safe moving and handling

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

  • Use of suction
  • Removal of crash helmets
  • Use of oro-pharyngeal airways
  • Oxygen supplementation
  • Ventilation support
  • Bag/valve/mask

BASIC LIFE SUPPORT

  • Perform basic life support
  • Recovery position
  • Perform child and infant basic life support

DEFIBRILLATION

  • Automated external defibrillation
  • Normal / abnormal heart rhythms

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

  • Assisting the Paramedic

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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