FPOSI

Introduction:
The AoFAQ Level 3 Award in The First Person on Scene Intermediate (RQF) qualification has been designed to provide the knowledge and skills to stabilise a patient for up to forty minutes until an ambulance or other pre-hospital care provider arrives. The knowledge and skills taught as part of the course are designed for the first person at the scene to intervene within a scope of practice to utilise life saving interventions to preserve life and prevent deterioration of the patient.

This qualification is the foundation for AoFAQ’s suite of Pre-Hospital Care qualifications and enables progression up to a Level 4 Diploma.
Clinical endorsement of the qualification is by the Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care, Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh and the Association of First Aiders. The qualification meets Grade Descriptor C of the faculty of pre-hospital care, pre hospital emergency medicine skills framework

Suitable For:

  • Community first responders
  • Co responder e.g. police, fire and other emergency services
  • Military
  • First aid trainers
  • Security
  • Close protection
  • Stewards
  • Event medical industry
  • Voluntary sector
  • Cabin crew

Entry Requirements:

There are no specific requirements to undertake the qualification however it is strongly recommended that learners hold an emergency first aid at work qualification or equivalent and hold a level 1 or above in literacy and numeracy. Learners must be 18 years of age or older to commence the training.

What will you learn?

  • Understand the role and responsibilities of the first person on scene during an emergency incident.
  • Understand the principles of scene management in pre-hospital care.
  • Know the principles required for effective and safe patient assessment in the pre-hospital care setting.
  • Be able to assess an incident for dangers and respond appropriately.
  • Be able to assess patient’s levels of consciousness.
  • Be able to recognise and manage a patient with a catastrophic bleed.
  • Be able to assess and manage a patient’s airway and recognise and manage a patient with a suspected spinal injury.
  • Be able to assess and manage a patient who is not breathing normally.
  • Be able to assess a patient’s circulation and manage a patient who is in shock.
  • Be able to assess a patient’s level of disability.
  • Know the principles of exposing the patient for further assessment and act upon environmental considerations.
  • Know how to recognise and manage a range of medical emergencies in the pre-hospital care setting.
  • Know how to recognise and manage a range of trauma related emergencies in the pre-hospital care setting.
  • Understand the recognition features of red flag sepsis in the pre-hospital care setting.
  • Know how to recognise emergency care equipment to assist the health care professional.
  • Be able to manage a paediatric patient who is not breathing normally.

 

The course will be run over 3 days with plenty of hands on practical training

Trained by staff with front line experience in a variety of backgrounds from Paramedics, CP, Maritime and Ambulance response.

The course cost is just £295 + vat pp

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For more information or to book your course give us a call on 01726 932293 or email us at admin@cornwalltraining.com