First Responder Training

“QNUK Level 3 Award for First Responders (RQF)”

This 4 day First Responder course moves students beyond being first aiders and increases their skills and knowledge to be able to treat a casualty in a trauma or medical emergency. This qualification is highly sought after and is ideal for those working in industries such as private security, high risk industrial settings or those looking to begin working in the event medical industry.

Students will learn new skills and how to use equipment such as oropharyngeal airway (OP airway), nasopharyngeal airway (NP airway), manual suction, tourniquets, wound packing and how to remove helmets from patients with suspected spinal injuries.

The course consists of elements of theory, hands on demonstrations, practical skill stations and realistic scenarios.

The course syllabus includes:

  • Understand the role and responsibilities of a first responder.
  • Understand the principles of scene management.
  • Know how to minimise the risk to oneself due to poor manual handling techniques.
  • Be able to undertake basic casualty assessment and monitoring.
  • Be able to assess and manage a casualty who is unresponsive.
  • Be able to support a casualty with suitable airway management techniques.
  • Be able to recognise and manage a casualty with a minor injury.
  • Be able to manage a casualty who has a catastrophic bleed.
  • Know how to recognise and manage a casualty who is in shock.
  • Know how to recognise and manage common trauma related injuries.
  • Know how to recognise and manage a range of medical emergencies.
  • Know how to recognise and manage a casualty affected by heat or cold.
  • Be able to perform basic life support procedures on a paediatric casualty.
  • Be able to understand the applications and procedures involved in the administration of Oxygen and Entonox

This qualifications meets the competencies laid out in the The RCS Faculty of Pre Hospital Care  PHEM Skills Framework at band C.

Grade C – Nationally certificated pre-hospital responder (use of airway
adjuncts & oxygen) eg Community First Responder

The qualification also meets more Grade D level descriptors on the framework 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 person

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