Emergency Care for First Responders


This pre-hospital care qualification is aimed at learners working in roles where their primary or secondary focus involves giving emergency medical care as the first responder on the scene of an accident or emergency.

Roles may include, security operatives, close protection officers, event medical operatives, cabin crew and community first responders, among others. It is ideal for those learners that need a wider level of knowledge than standard first aid at work qualifications. In line with industry guidance, the qualification supports responders for a period of 3 years, at which point learners will need to requalify by completing a minimum of 18 hours requalification over a minimum of 3 days.

opics covered include the roles and responsibilities of first responders, minimising the risk of infection, establishing consent, completing a patient clinical record, communication, safeguarding, assess an incident, conducting casualty surveys, scene survey, conducting a primary survey of a casualty, conducting a head to toe survey, the purpose and priorities of triage, summonsing appropriate assistance, gathering a casualty history, effective handover of a casualty, the recovery position, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for Adults, Children and Infants, correct use of an automated external defibrillator, correct use of a Bag Valve Mask, administering therapeutic oxygen therapy, understanding nitrous oxide, how to safely handle medical gas cylinders, recognise and manage a compromised airway, selection and use of Oropharyngeal airways (OPA) and Nasopharyngeal airways (NPA), the cardiovascular system and the respiratory system.