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IHCD First Person On Scene Advance

 

Accreditation:

Institute of Health Care Development

(IHCD) (Edexcel) Award (BTEC Level 2)

 

Clinical Grade after completion:

IHCD Emergency Care Assistant

 

The Level 2 BTEC Award IHCD First Person on Scene is split up into eight modules.  In this course (Intermediate) we will be looking at a number of topics within each module.  If you wish to do a more simple course and less topics you can always attend the basic FPOS course (see Basic FPOS course). At this level, this is the following modules and their topics.

 

THE PRE-HOSPITAL ENVIRONMENT

    The role of FPOS

    Scene Safety

    Minimising the risk of infection

    Post-incident procedures

    Scene management

    Safety

    Triage

 

PATIENT ASSESSMENT

    Communicating with patients

    Examination and assessment

    Primary survey and assessment

    Safe moving and handling

 

RESPIRATORY AND AIRWAY MANAGEMENT

    Recognition of respiratory problems

    Common breathing difficulties

    Basic airway management

    Causes of blocked airway

    Opening and maintaining a clear airway

    Choking

    Use of suction

    Removal of crash helmets

    Use of oro-pharyngeal airways

    Oxygen supplementation

    Ventilation support

    Bag/valve/mask

 

BASIC LIFE SUPPORT

    Performing basic life support

    Recovery position

    Perform child and infant basic life support

 

DEFIBRILLATION

    Automated external defibrillation

    Normal/abnormal heart rhythms

 

CIRCULATION AND SHOCK

   Recognition and initial care of haemorrhage

    Bleeding

    Shock (to include fainting)

 

MEDICAL RELATED EMERGENCIES

    Recognition and initial care of heart attack/angina

    Recognition and initial care of diabetes

    Recognition and initial care of stroke

    Recognition and initial care of epilepsy

    Recognition and initial care of unconscious patient

    Recognition and initial care of asthma/anaphylaxis

    Assisting the paramedic

 

TRAUMA RELATED EMERGENCIES

    Recognition and intial care of injuries to bones, joints, tendons and ligaments

    Recognition and initial care of burns and scalds

    Recognition and initial care of other trauma related injuries

    Skeletal stabilisation

 

 

Assessment and Certification

 

After sitting the training course, taught by one of our trained instructors, you are required to pass a paper based multiple choice paper and a few practical assessments on the range of knowledge and skills you have learnt that week.  However, you will be continuously assessed by the instructor throughout the course i.e. whilst doing your practical work.  After passing the written and practical assessments you will receive a certificate that will allow you to be an Edexcel approved First Person On Scene.  This certificate if valid for three years.

 

Candidate Requirements

 

You must attend the whole course to gain your qualification and certificate, therefore you should ideally be fairly fit and healthy because there is a number of practical sessions involved in the course - including floor work.  If you have concerns about an injury or condition you may have but still want to attend the course the best thing you can do is give us a call and we will do our best to help you be as comfortable as possible on the course.  Also, course participants should have a genuine interest in healthcare and be able to work hard and concentrate for the duration of the FPOS course.

 

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