First Response Emergency Care (FREC) Level 3

About The Course

Polaris offer the full suite of First Response Emergency care awards.

The First Response Emergency Care course is designed to advance the First Aider to a level where they can provide immediate life support to a patient prior to the arrival of ‘pre-hospital care’ (NHS Ambulance Technicians, Paramedics etc).  The chances of an individual’s survival has been shown to greatly increase with effective treatment in the following key areas, central to the Level 3 FREC syllabus, Successful Learners will gain the knowledge, skills and competences needed to deal with a wide range of prehospital care emergencies, such as: managing a patient’s airways, catastrophic bleeding, management of fractures, medical emergencies and more.

 

Summary

The First Response Emergency Care course is designed to advance the First Aider to a level where they can provide immediate life support to a patient prior to the arrival of paramedics.

Course Info

Category: Medical

Duration: 5 Days

Number of People: 12 Delegates

Total Cost: £400 inc VAT

The Aims

This Ofqual regulated pre-hospital care qualification is ideal for those who have a specific responsibility to respond to emergency situations. The qualification is approved by Qualsafe Awards (the UK’s largest Awarding Organisation for first aid qualifications) and is clinically endorsed by The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh – Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care (FPHC). The Level 3 Certificate meets the FPHC criteria for descriptor ‘D’ provider on the PHEM Skills Framework.

The life saving skills taught are particularly suited to security staff, medical response teams, fire and police officers, industrial first aiders, healthcare providers and community responders.

The Gains

Roles and Responsibilities of Pre Hospital Care Providers:
  • Casualty assessment
  • Airway management
  • FREC provider role
  • Universal precautions
  • Emergency care equipment
  • Patient/Treatment documentation
  • Consent
Incident assessment and control:
  • Dynamic risk assessment
  • Initial management of the scene

Casualty assessment:

  • Primary Survey <C>ABC
  • Levels of consciousness
  • Secondary Survey
  • ABCDE approach
Catastrophic Bleeding:
  • Direct/Indirect Pressure
  • Trauma dressing
  • Tourniquet use
  • Haemostatic agent/dressing
Airway management:
  • Airway anatomy
  • Airway management methodologies Dynamic Airway assessment
  • Head tilt-chin-lift
  • Jaw thrust
  • Postural drainage
  • Altered Airway anatomy management Oro-pharyngeal airway Naso-pharyngeal airway
  • Manual suction device
  • Choking
Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR):
  • Adult CPR
  • Child CPR
  • Infant CPR
  • CPR adaptions
  • Casualty handover
  • Automated External Defibrillation
  • When resuscitation should not be attempted
Medical Gases:
  • Emergency Oxygen
  • Pocket Mask/Bag Valve Mask
  • Non-re-breather mask
Trauma:
  • Universal precautions/Infection control
  • Medical Shock
  • External bleeding
  • Embedded object
  • Internal bleeding
  • Minor injuries
  • Eye injuries
  • Burns
  • Poisons
Trauma (Muscular-Skeletal):
  • Head injuries
  • Spinal injuries
  • Helmet removal
  • Cervical collar
  • Pelvic immobilisation Fractures
  • Sprains & Strains Dislocations
  • Crush injuries
  • Manual in line stabilisation
Trauma (thoracic):
  • Closed chest injuries
  • Open chest injury
  • Positional asphyxia
Medical conditions:
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Adrenaline Auto-injector
  • Asthma
  • Hyperventilation
  • Heart Attack
  • Angina
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • Seizures
  • Meningitis
Environmental:
  • Hypothermia
  • Hyperthermia
  • Sun stroke
  • Dehydration
  • Exhaustion
  • Food poisoning
Human body:
  • Hypoxia
  • Respiratory system
  • Circulatory system

The Assessmenets

  • Practical skill assessment
  • Ongoing formative assessment
  • Scenario based Exercise

Course Content

Detailed Course content available upon payment of deposit and access to pre-course material

Course Dates

Available Course Dates

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