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The new Level 3 Award in the First Person at Scene (RQF) is an up to date qualification underpinned by current practice. It provides learners with the knowledge and life savings skills to assess, manage and treat a patient in a trauma and/or medical emergency and to stabilise the patient for up to forty minutes before the ambulance or pre-hospital care providers arrive.
• Scene safety
• Minimising the risk of infection
• Patient assessment
• Basic life support and automated defibrillation (to re-start the heart)
• Providing initial emergency patient care
• Being part of a medical response.
The 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.
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.
The qualification is suitable for:
Excellentia L3 FPOS-I Courses (4 days):