First Person on Scene [FPOS] training- level 3 starting 01 Sept 2020.

First Person on Scene [FPOS] training has had another change, with a new qualification becoming available on 1st September 2020. This new version of First Person on Scene training has been moved to a level 3 qualification, [previously level 4], with a reduction in the guided learning hours and some changes to the assessment methods and criteria.

Below, our director of training gives a brief overview of the changes to FPOS training for courses started after 1st September 2020.

First Person on Scene [level 3] (was First Person On Scene Intermediate) training is typically a five-day course aimed at those likely to be providing the initial care to a person injured or taken ill. The FPOS course is most relevant for people who are likely to be unable to call for professional medical back up, or that help will arrive in more than 20 minutes.

This is now a Level 3 qualification after the changes to the course duration [guided learning hours], and the assessment requirements.

Originally designed for community first responders working with the NHS, this course has become increasingly popular as an alternative to the traditional workplace first aid courses.

The course is highly practical, focusing on building a confident approach to casualty management through scenario work involving casualty simulation.

The FPOS course covers:

There are three units to this new First Person on Scene level 3 course:

1- Emergency Care of Casualties for the First Responder

2- Recognising and Managing Trauma for the First Responder

3- Recognising and Managing Medical Conditions for the First Responder

Each in turn contains a number of learning outcomes

Unit 1- Emergency Care of Casualties for the First Responder

Understand the roles and responsibilites of the First Responder

Understand the assessment of conscious and unconscious casualties

Understand the principles of basic life support for adults, children and infants

Understand the techniques used to manage the airway of casualties with a reduced level of consciousness

Understand recognition and management of life extinct

Understand the provision of supplementary oxygen

Understand the recognition and management of a casualty with a catastrophic haemorrhage

Understand the techniques used to manage choking casualties

Unit 2 Recognising and Managing Trauma for the First Responder

Understand the recognition and management of cassualties suffering from burns

Understand the recognition and management of casualties with hypothermia and hyperthermia

Understand the recognition and management of the conscious near drowned casualty

Understand the recognition and management of casuaties with muskoskeletal injuries

Understand the recognition and management of casualties with a head injury

Understand the recognition and management of a casualty with a spinal injury

Understand the recognition and management of casualties with wounds and bleeding

Understand the recognition and management of a casualty suffering from hypovolemic shock

Understand the recognition and management of casualties with a chest injury

Unit 3- Recognising and Managing Medical Conditions for the First Responder

Understand the recognition and management of a casualty who has been poisoned

Understand the recognition and management of a casualty suffering from allergic reactions and anaphylaxis

Understand the recognition and management of casualties with common respiratory problems

Understand the recognition and management of casualties with suspected cardiac conditions

Understand the recognition and management of casualties suffering from diabetic emergencies

Understand the recognition and management of a casualty having a seizure

Understand the recognition and management of a casualty suffering a suspected stroke

Understand the recognition and management of a casualty with suspected meningitis

This new First Person on Scene level 3 course is assessed in centre, this being done by gathering evidence that the participant has achieved these outcomes. Much of the evidence gathering is done via practical, simulated scenarios, but there is also some portfolio work to be completed.

As you would imagine, the above makes for a busy, but achievable week of training with some requirement for self study and work in the evenings.

If you would like to know more, drop us a line or give us a call.

Call 0800 242 5210 to book.