QA Level 4 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF)

As the next step for those who have completed the QA Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF), this qualification provides Learners with a wider scope of practice in Prehospital care emergencies, allowing for greater employment opportunities. It also forms part of a progressive suite of Prehospital care qualifications that lead to the QA Level 6 Diploma in Paramedic Practice (RQF).

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Description

Fulfilling the competencies set out in the PHEM skills framework at descriptor level E, this fantastic qualification provides Learners with the knowledge, skills and competencies needed to be able to deal with a wide range of Prehospital care emergencies, such as: major incidents, fracture immobilisation, sick and injured children, mental health problems and more. 

Who is this course for?

The QA Level 4 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF) is a regulated and nationally recognised Prehospital care qualification specifically designed for those looking to progress their career within the NHS or private ambulance services as an emergency care assistant, intermediate ambulance practitioner, event medical provider, associate practitioner or healthcare assistant. It is also ideal for those who are looking to work within specialist roles in the military, police and fire services

Certification

QA Level 4 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF)

Prerequisites

QA Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF) qualification or a QA recognised equivalent.

Revalidation

Once achieved this qualification is valid while the Learner maintains a CPD portfolio and has attended annual refresher training. Training should include the assessment and treatment of cardiorespiratory arrest and life-threatening injury/illness. This may include an Immediate Life Support qualification.

Learning Objectives

  • Be able to assess and manage injury and illness
  • Understand the structure and function of the heart including the cardiac conduction system
  • Understand pathological changes associated with heart disease
  • Know how to use electrocardiogram (ECG) monitoring on a patient
  • Be able to manage a patient’s airway
  • Know how to manage a patient using medical gases
  • Be able to administer medical gases in line with current practice
  • Understand the function of components of the respiratory system
  • Be able to assess and treat thoracic trauma
  • Understand the function of the musculoskeletal system
  • Understand the key characteristics of the nervous system
  • Understand mechanisms of injury and kinetics
  • Be able to provide emergency care to traumatically injured patients
  • Know how to manage cases of actual or suspected sexual assault
  • Know how to provide first response emergency care at a major incident
  • Understand the physical and psychosocial development in children
  • Know how to provide emergency care to sick and injured children
  • Understand how to deal with a patient displaying signs of mental health problems
  • Understand how to deal with common respiratory conditions
  • Understand the structure and function of the digestive system
  • Know how to assess and initially manage sepsis
  • Know how to manage childbirth
  • Be able to assist a clinician performing clinical interventions

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