The level 3 First Responders 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):
• Sun 10 – Wed 13 March 2019
• Sun 9 – Wed 12 June 2019
• Sun 29 September – Wed 2 October 2019