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FPOS Intermediate

Level 3 First Person On Scene

The AoFA Level 3 First Person On Scene is a significant step up from the First Aid at Work Award. The course is recognised for SIA registered Close Protection Officers. The course is not a basic first aid qualification, this course introduces the first responder to patient care, patient observations, catastrophic bleeding and much more over an intensive four days. It is designed to give advanced first aid skills in a pre-hospital environment prior to the arrival of the emergency services.

Next course date: 28/09/17 – 04/10/17

Course syllabus:

  • Basic anatomy and physiology.
  • First person on scene and scene safety.
  • Levels of response and GCS.
  • Basic life support and CPR.
  • Airway management (OP and suction).
  • Heart conditions and arrhythmias.
  • Use of AED.
  • Patient observations: Temperature, Blood pressure, blood sugar, capillary refill.
  • Oxygen therapy.
  • Mechanism of injury.
  • Secondary survey.
  • Treatment of head trauma including SCAT test.
  • Treatment of abdominal trauma.
  • C-spine control and use of collars.
  • Control of severe haemorrhage.
  • Treatment of burns.
  • Treatment and immobilisation of fractures including basic splinting.
  • Dislocation – recognition and treatment.
  • Recovery position including spinal recovery.
  • Treatment of soft tissue injuries.
  • Thermal conditions – recognition and treatment.
  • Shock – recognition and treatment.
  • Anaphylaxis including use of Epipen – recognition and treatment.
  • Strokes – recognition and treatment.
  • Treatment of choking casualties.
  • Epilepsy – recognition and treatment.
  • Diabetes including blood sugar monitoring – recognition and treatment.
  • Asthma – recognition and treatment.
  • Radio protocols
  • Patient handover to emergency services.
  • Infection control in pre-hospital care.

Course length: 4 days.

Qualification: First Person on Scene – Intermediate Certificate.

Cost: £300 per person + VAT on open courses.

£300 per person + VAT (min charge of £1800 + VAT) for in-house courses

Minimum of 4 and maximum of 12 students for in-house courses.