The QNUK Level 3 Award in First Responder is a 4 or 5 Day program focusing on additional interventions and management of serious incidents with the expectation of longer term management of the casualty at the scene. It is expected that candidates will have previously attended some First Aid training.
The course is a mix of taught theory, practical demonstration, skill stations and realistic scenarios.
Below is a guide as to what could be covered, however, where possible we aim to tailor the content, delivery style and contextual setting to your needs, be they as an Expedition leader in remote areas, industrial settings or for those working in hostile environments.
The Pre Hospital Environment
- The role of the First Responder
- Minimising risk of infection
- Principles of Scene Management
- Mechanism of Injury
- Patient Assessment
- Communicating with patients
- Primary survey and assessment
- Safe moving and handling
Respiration and Airway Management
- Recognition of respiratory problems
- Advanced airway management – Oral, Nasal and Laryngeal Airways
- Use of suction
- Oxygen Administration– Delivery systems and SpO2
Basic Life Support
- Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation – to current UK guidelines
- Paediatric CPR
- Automated external defibrillation
Circulation and Shock
- Recognition and initial care of haemorrhage
- Catastrophic Haemorrhage – including the use of tourniquets and haemostatics
- General Bone / Joint injuries
- Head injuries
- Spinal & Pelvic injuries
- Chest injuries
- Eye Injuries
- Heat Stroke & Dehydration
Medical Related Emergencies
- Heart attack/angina
- Asthma – including additional remote protocols
- Anaphylaxis – including additional remote protocols
We set our standards on the best possible, not the bare minimum; The Awarding Organisation’s guidance is that the course should comprise of a minimum of 24 hours delivery time. A four day course would be 6 hours per day, not including breaks or assessments
This course is assessed by Multiple Choice Question exam and Observation of practical skills.
- Certification is issued by the Qualifications Network.
- The course is recognised by Ofqual as being a Level 3 award on the Regulated Qualifications Framework.
- The qualification meets more Grade D level descriptors on the Royal College of Surgeons Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care emergency medicine skills framework – PHEM Skill – than any other Level 3 pre-hospital care course.
Grade D – Nationally certificated non health care professional pre hospital provider caring for patients as a secondary role. i.e. D13 Enhanced certificated police officers, Fire Service IEC. Several types of UKSAR trained personne