First Aid Course Overview

First Aid Course Overview:
IHCD / EDEXCEL First Person on Scene (FPOS)
For those involved in providing initial emergency care, such as Community Responders, Fire and Police Officers and security staff we deliver the FPOS qualification at the following levels:

  • Basic
  • Intermediate

These qualifications are designed to provide learners with simple but effective skills and knowledge to enable them to provide immediate care in the first few minutes of an emergency.

Topics covered include:

  • The pre-Hospital Environment (including minimising the risk of infection)
  • Patient Assessment
  • Respiration and Airway Management
  • Basic Life Support and Automated External Defibrillation
  • Circulation and Shock
  • Trauma Related Emergencies.

Qualification endorsement
The First Person on Scene qualifications are clinically endorsed by the Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care (Edinburgh), the leading clinical body for pre-Hospital Care in the UK. The qualifications are valid for 3 years and periodic re-training is suggested in order to keep skills up to date. A two day refresher course is available for those already qualified and nearing the end of their 3 year certification.