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FREC First Response Emergency Care Level 4

This OFqual regulated qualification is the ideal foundation for the candidate working toward a career as a registered healthcare professional and is the logical next step following completion of the level 3 qualification.

Successful completion of this course will provide the knowledge and practical competencies required to deal with a wide range of pre-hospital care emergencies. These might include: major incidents, fracture immobilisation, sick and injured children, and situations arising from mental health problems, to name a few.

Meeting all the criteria set out in the Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine (PHEM) skills framework at descriptor level E, the course will cover the following units:

  • Unit 1 First Response Emergency Care Assessment Skills and Medical Gases
  • Unit 2 First Response Emergency Care Trauma Life Support
  • Unit 3 First Response Emergency Care and Assisting Advanced Procedures
  • Practical assessments/skills tests – observed by the Trainer throughout the course, with the results of each learning outcome recorded on the practical assessment paperwork
  • Three workbooks that will be completed in the evenings of the course

 Topics covered include:  

  • Initial patient assessment
  • Physiological measures
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Heart disease
  • Electrocardiogram application and monitoring
  • Managing a patient’s airway – supraglottic airways
  • Medical gases – including dosages and administration
  • Thoracic trauma
  • Mechanism of injury and kinetics
  • Triage
  • Full body and limb immobilisation
  • Management of suspected or actual cases of sexual assault
  • Psychosocial development in children
  • Emergency care for sick and injured children
  • Dealing with a patient displaying signs of mental health problems
  • Assisting with advanced airway management, vascular access and infusion


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