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IHCD FIRST PERSON ON SCENE AWARDS

 

Overview

The purpose of the First Person on Scene (FPOS) awards is to provide immediate life support to the patient pending the arrival of definitive pre-Hospital care. Effective interventions in the following areas have been shown to make a difference to survival outcome, and are reflected in the syllabi:

  • airway stabilisation
  • basic life support
  • early defibrillation
  • oxygenation
  • circulatory support

Clinical endorsement for the FPOS framework and assessment will be through the Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care (Edinburgh), and whilst achievement of units within the framework confirms that individuals have met both the theoretical and practical requirements, this does not imply the ‘license to practice’, the scope of which will be for the employing organisation to determine.

Units will also only be valid for a limited period (depending on the skill), and there will be periodic re-training and assessment for both the practical skills and supporting knowledge. Assessment of supporting knowledge for the FPOS awards will be through question banks, managed by IHCD and delivered through accredited Centres.

The awards structure

There are two awards for First Person on Scene; each award will have its own entry criteria, with the option for individuals to obtain further units to reflect their needs.

  • First Person on Scene (basic)
    (10 hours including pre-study and assessment)
    Target audience: Community responders; other emergency services; cabin crew
  • First Person on Scene (intermediate)
    (30 hours, including pre-study and assessment)
    Target audience: Co-Responders; other emergency services; senior cabin crew; industrial First-Aiders

For further information e-mail fposenquiries@edexcel.org.uk

Entry requirements

DIRECT ENTRY

DIRECT ENTRY

Ambulance Response

< 20 MINUTES

20 - 40 MINUTES

Title

FIRST PERSON (Basic)

FIRST PERSON (Intermediate)

THE PRE-HOSPITAL
ENVIRONMENT

A1.1 The role of FPOS
A1.2 Scene safety
A1.3 Minimising risk of infection
A1.4 Post-incident procedures

As for FPOS Basic plus :
B 1.5 Scene management
- Safety
- Triage

PATIENT
ASSESSMENT

A2.1 Communicating with patients
A2.2 Examination and assessment

B2.1 Communicating with patients
B2.2 Primary survey and assessment
B2.3 Safe moving and handling *

RESPIRATION AND AIRWAY
MANAGEMENT

A3.1 Recognition of respiratory problems
A3.2 Common breathing difficulties
A3.3 Basic airway management
- Causes of blocked airway
- Opening and maintaining a clear airway
- Choking
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A 3.4 Use of suction *

As for FPOS Basic, plus :
B3.5 Use of suction
B3.6 Removal of crash helmets * #
B3.7 Use of oro-pharyngeal airways *
B3.8 Oxygen supplementation *
- bag/valve/mask #
B3.9 Ventilation support *

BASIC LIFE SUPPORT

A4.1 Perform basic life support
A4.2 Recovery position

As for FPOS Basic, plus :
B4.3 Perform child and infant basic life support *#

DEFIBRILLATION

A5.1 Automated external defibrillation

As for FPOS Basic plus
B5.2 Normal / abnormal heart rhythms

CIRCULATION
AND
SHOCK

A6.1 Recognition and initial care of haemorrhage
- bleeding
- shock (to include faints)

As for FPOS Basic

MEDICAL
RELATED
EMERGENCIES

Recognition and initial care of :
A 7.1 Heart attack/angina
A7.2 Diabetes
A7.3 Stroke
A7.4 Epilepsy
A7.5 Unconscious patient
A7.6 Asthma / anaphylaxis

As for FPOS Basic


B7.7 Assisting the Paramedic *

TRAUMA
RELATED
EMERGENCIES
(optional)

A8.1 Recognition and initial care of injuries to bones, joints, tendons and ligaments *#
A8.2 Recognition and initial care of burns and scalds *#

As for FPOS Basic, plus :
B8.3 Recognition and initial care of other trauma related injuries *#
B8.4 Skeletal stabilisation *#

Notes: * denotes optional units for the Basic award # denotes optional units for the Intermediate award

 

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