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The Pre-Hospital Environment

  • The role of FPOS
  • Scene safety
  • Minimising risk of infection
  • Post-incident procedures
  • Scene management
  • Safety
  • Triage

Patient Assessment

  • Communicating with patients
  • Primary survey and assessment
  • Safe moving and handling

Respiration 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

Basic Life Support

  • Perform basic life support
  • Recovery position
  • Perform child and infant basic life support


  • Automated external defibrillation
  • Normal / abnormal heart rhythms

Circulation and Shock

  • Recognition and initial care of haemorrhage
  • Bleeding
  • Shock

Medical Related Emergencies

  • Heart attack/angina
  • Diabetes
  • Stroke
  • Epilepsy
  • Unconscious patient
  • Asthma / anaphylaxis

Extended Skills are dependent on course requirements, these can include; Cannulation, Fluid Therapy, Advanced Trauma – Chest, Abdominal, Head and Extremity (including Tourniquets and Haemorrhage management)

Duration: 5 Days

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