This course is currently not available whilst the programme is being rewritten.
First Person on Scene (Intermediate) certificated by the Royal College of Surgeons. This course was specifically designed for those 90 minutes or more away from assistance.
At ECP, we tailor the FPOS courses to ensure that they are relevant to the environments that your teams are operating in.
The Institute of Health Care Development (IHCD) is the Awarding Body (via Edexcel) for NHS Ambulance Services throughout the United Kingdom.
The Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care at the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh clinically endorses the content of this course and maintains standards in pre-hospital medical care for doctors, emergency service personnel and nurses.
- 20 - 40 minutes
The Pre-Hospital Environment
- The role of FPOS
- Scene safety
- Minimising risk of infection
- Post-incident procedures
- Scene management
- - Safety - Triage
- Communicating with patients
- Primary survey and assessment
- Safe moving and handling
Respiration & Airway Management
Recognition of respiratory problems
Common breathing difficulties
Basic airway management: - Causes of blocked airway & Choking - Opening and maintaining a clear airway
Use Of Suction
Removal of crash helmets
Use of oro-pharyngeal airways
Basic Life Support
Perform basic life support
Perform child and infant basic life support
Automated external defibrillation
- Normal /Abnormal heart rhythms
Circulation & Shock
Recognition and initial care of haemorrhage: - Bleeding - Shock (to include faints)
Medical Related Emergencies
Recognition and initial care of: - Heart attack/angina - Diabetes - Stroke - Epilepsy - Unconscious patient - Asthma / anaphylaxis
Assisting the paramedic
Trauma Related Emergencies (optional)
- Recognition and initial care of injuries to bones, joints, tendons and ligaments
Recognition and initial care of burns & scalds
Recognition and initial care of other trauma related injuries
- Skeletal stabilisation