First Person on Scene (Intermediate)

This qualification is an up to date regulated qualification underpinned by current practice.

It provides learners with the knowledge and life saving skills to assess, manage and treat a patient in trauma and / or medical emergency and to stabilise the patient for up to forty minutes before the ambulance or pre-hospital care providers arrive.

The qualification is regulated by the government department Ofqual, and is clinically endorsed by the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh, Faculty of Pre-Hospital (FPHC) Care and meets the level 3 FPHC Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine Skills Framework.

On completion of the qualification the learner will be able to apply to the Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care for Level 3 membership.

Course Table

Syllabus

  • Role of the First Aider
  • Managing an incident
  • Unresponsive Casualty - Normal Breathing
  • Unresponsive Casualty - No Normal Breathing
  • Choking
  • External Bleeding
  • Shock
  • Minor Injuries
  • Secondary Survey
  • Bone, Joint & Muscle Injuries
  • Head, Neck & Back Injuries
  • Chest & Abdominal Injuries
  • Effects of heat and cold
  • Eye Injuries
  • Poisoning
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Major Illnesses

Assessment

Formative Assessment to cover:

  • Review questions during sessions
  • practical observation sessions throughout

Summative Assessment to cover:

  • Management of the unconscious casualty (normal breathing)
  • Management of the unconscious Casualty (no normal breathing)
  • Management of an incident dealing with wounds and bleeding.

Level 2 (QCF) Qualification

Learners who wish to have the QCF Certificate / Qualification are required to undertake a Multiple Choice Question Paper that will have a pass mark of 70%. This is in addition to the above assessment methods, and is a requirement from the awarding body.

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