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QA Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF)

The First Response Emergency Care (RQF) forms part of a progressive suite of prehospital care qualifications that lead to the Level 6 Diploma in Paramedic Practice (RQF). It is also used for Trauma responders, such as Search and rescue Helicopter crews, Event Medical Responder, Emergency Care Support Worker and more.

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Description

Over a 5 day period, Learners will gain the knowledge, skills and competencies needed to deal with a range of Prehospital care emergencies, such as: managing a patient’s airways, catastrophic bleeding, management of fractures, medical emergencies and more.

Endorsed by The Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care – The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, and fulfilling the competencies set out in the PHEM skills framework this fantastic qualification is perfect for a range of roles in emergency care.

 

Certification

QA Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF)

Who is this course for?

The QA Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF) is a regulated and nationally recognised qualification specifically designed for those seeking a career in the emergency services, ambulance service, the event and security medical sector or those who work in high risk workplaces.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the role and responsibilities of a first responder providing emergency care
  • Be able to assess an incident
  • Be able to assess a patient
  • Be able to assess a patient’s airway
  • Be able to manage a patient’s airway
  • Be able to manage an unresponsive patient who is not breathing normally
  • Be able to use appropriate equipment during a resuscitation attempt
  • Be able to administer emergency oxygen
  • Be able to manage catastrophic bleeding
  • Be able to manage a patient who is in shock
  • Be able to manage a patient who is bleeding
  • Know how to manage a patient with burns or scalds
  • Know how to manage a patient with minor injuries
  • Know how to manage a patient with sudden poisoning
  • Be able to provide emergency care to a patient with head and spinal injuries
  • Be able to provide emergency care to a patient with injuries to bones, muscles and joints
  • Understand how to identify a patient with breathing difficulties
  • Understand how to manage a patient with breathing difficulties
  • Know how to manage a patient with anaphylaxis
  • Know how to manage a patient with suspected major illness
  • Know how to manage a patient who is in seizure
  • Understand how to provide emergency care for the effects of environmental exposure

Revalidation

This qualification is valid for a period of 3 years. The Learner needs to retake the qualification before the certificate expiry date to remain qualified.

Dates

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