Learn how to deal with an incident when you are the first on scene or when you are offering medic support
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The new IPOS or Initial Person on the Scene of an Accident qualification is designed to train individuals how to deal with an incident, the course is delivered by watching a series of videos online and answering knowledge reviews and study, followed by a four day classroom course. If you teach first aid why not consider this course in place of your First Aid at Work re-qualification, it will increase your knowledge of casualty care, taking your first aid to another level. Our open courses are held at our training centre in Colchester but we can deliver onsite for groups of 8 - 12 delegates.

During this training some of the things you will learn are different immobilisation techniques used in treating different injuries, the correct use of spinal boards and scoop stretchers to immobilise and transport a patient, advanced airway management, emergency oxygen use and how to work with a team to treat a patient.

There are no specific entry requirements however learners should have a minimum of level two in literacy and numeracy or equivalent. The qualification is suitable for learners of 16 years of age and above.

This course can be taken as a blended course, saving a day by completing our video online course prior to attending the practical part or 100% in the classroom nationwide.

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This course gives learners the opportunity to gain a formally recognised regulated qualification. If you require funding, a regulated qualification is often required. Phone us and we can advise if needed. If you choose our course leading to a regulated qualification, there are additional assessment criteria to be undertaken with an instructor and a small extra certification charge.

Regulated Qualification Details
Course Title: TQUK Level 3 Award for Initial Person on the Scene of an Incident (RQF)
QAN: 603/5085/4
Level: 3
Credit Value: 4
TQT: 36
The Register of Regulated Qualifications

Occupations that may use this qualification:

  • Medics
  • Community First Responders
  • Workplaces where a higher level of first aid is required
  • High-risk workplaces
  • First aid instructors
  • Fire services
  • Ambulance services
  • Close protection
  • Firearms officers
  • Offshore workers
  • Wind turbines
  • Coastguard
  • Anyone needing a more advanced out of hospital care course with no prerequisites

Learners must achieve four credits from four mandatory units.

Unit 1 - Roles and responsibilities when responding to an incident - unit reference Y/617/7389

1.

Understand how to respond to an incident.

1.1

Explain why the surrounding area must be checked prior to attending to a casualty.

 

 

1.2

Describe the checks that should be carried out on

the

-  Casualty

-  Surrounding area

 

 

1.3

Describe the hazards that might be present and the risks they present.

 

 

1.4

Explain the limits of the responsibilities of the person responding to the incident.

 

 

1.5

Explain the importance of confidentiality between a casualty and initial responder.

 

 

1.6

Explain how to protect own safety when attending to a casualty.

 

 

1.7

Explain how to reassure a casualty.

 

 

1.8

Explain how to select appropriate personal protective equipment.

2

Understand how to minimise the spread of infection.

2.1

Describe potential sources of infection at an incident.

 

 

2.2

Explain the importance of preventing cross contamination and reducing the spread of infection.

 

 

2.3

Describe steps that can be taken to minimise the spread of infection.

3

Be able to assess the scene of an incident to protect the safety of self and casualty.

3.1

Demonstrate how to assess the scene of an incident.

 

 

3.2

Demonstrate how to minimise the spread of infection at the scene.

4

Be able to assess and manage a casualty.

4.1

Describe the information that should be obtained and recorded about the casualty and the incident.

 

 

4.2

Explain how to prioritise the needs of multiple casualties.

 

 

4.3

Carry out a primary survey using the DRAB protocol.

 

 

4.4

Carry out a secondary survey.

 

 

4.5

Manage a casualty in line with the results of the surveys.

5

Understand how to hand over the casualty to the ambulance service.

5.1

Describe the information on the incident that should be given to the ambulance service.

 

 

5.2

Describe the information regarding a casualty that should be given to the ambulance service.

Unit 2- Adult basic life support - unit reference L/617/7390

1

Understand basic life support.

1.1

Explain the term ‘chain of survival’.

 

 

1.2

Explain how to treat an unresponsive casualty.

 

 

1.3

Explain when cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) should be commenced.

 

 

1.4

Explain when cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) should stop.

 

 

1.5

Explain when an automated external defibrillator (AED) should be used.

 

 

1.6

Explain how to manage the care of a casualty after resuscitation.

2

Be able to apply the principles of basic life support.

2.1

Demonstrate how to clear an airway.

 

 

2.2

Demonstrate how to open the airway of an adult with a reduced level of consciousness using head tilt and chin lift.

 

 

2.3

Demonstrate cardiopulmonary resuscitation CPR.

 

 

2.4

Demonstrate the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED).

3

Be able to hand over the casualty to the ambulance service.

3.1

Prepare a casualty for handover.

 

 

3.2

Ensure all information and documentation are completed and handed over.

 

 

3.3

Communicate with other health professionals to complete the handover.

Unit 3 - Recognition and management of major trauma - unit reference R/617/7391

1

Understand how to recognise and manage musculoskeletal injuries.

1.1

Describe the characteristics of:

-  fractures

-  dislocations

-  sprains and strains

 

 

1.2

Explain how musculoskeletal injuries should be managed.

 

 

1.3

Describe the characteristics of spinal injuries.

 

 

1.4

Explain how spinal injuries should be managed.

 

 

1.5

 Describe how to recognise head injuries including:

-  skull fracture

-  concussion

-  compression

 

 

1.6

Explain how head injuries should be managed.

2

Be able to recognise and manage musculoskeletal injuries.

2.1

Demonstrate the recognition and management of:

-  fractures

-  dislocations

-  sprains and strains

 

 

2.2

Demonstrate the recognition and management of spinal injuries.

 

 

3.3

Demonstrate the recognition and management of head injuries including:

- skull fracture

-  concussion

-  compression

3

Understand how to recognise and manage serious external bleeding.

3.1

Describe causes of serious/catastrophic external bleeding.

 

 

3.2

Explain how to assess external bleeding and estimate blood loss.

 

 

3.3

Explain how different types of bleeding should be managed including:

-  application of direct pressure

-  use of a tourniquet

 

 

3.4

Explain how to assess external bleeding and estimate blood loss.

4

Understand how to recognise and manage thermal damage to the skin.

4.1

Describe the structure of the skin.

 

 

4.2

 Explain how the skin is damaged by:

- extreme heat

-  extreme cold

 

 

4.3

Explain the classification of burns.

 

 

4.4

Describe how burns are assessed.

5

Be able to recognise and manage thermal damage to the skin.

5.1

Demonstrate how to recognise and manage burns of different severities.

 

 

5.2

Demonstrate how to recognise damage to the skin caused by extreme cold.

6

Be able to recognise and manage shock.

6.1

Explain what is meant by shock.

 

 

6.2

Describe the symptoms of different types of shock.

 

 

6.3

Demonstrate how to manage a casualty in shock.

7

Be able to recognise and manage traumatic eye injuries.

7.1

Describe how to recognise traumatic eye injuries.

 

 

7.2 

Explain how to manage traumatic eye injuries.

 

 

7.3

Demonstrate how to recognise and manage traumatic eye injuries.

Unit 4 - Management of medical conditions - unit reference Y/617/7392

1

Be able to recognise and manage a casualty having a seizure.

1.1

Explain how to recognise seizures including:  absence seizures, major epileptic seizures: tonic and clonic phases

 

 

1.2

Manage a casualty experiencing absence seizures.

 

 

1.3

Manage a casualty experiencing a major epileptic seizure.

2

Be able to recognise and manage a casualty in a diabetic emergency.

2.1

Identify the normal blood glucose range for an adult.

 

 

2.2

Describe the symptoms of hypoglycaemia.

 

 

2.3

Describe the symptoms of hyperglycaemia.

 

 

2.4

Demonstrate how to recognise and manage a casualty in a diabetic emergency:

-  hypoglycaemia

-  hyperglycaemia

3

Be able to recognise and manage heart conditions.

3.1

Explain how to recognise:

- cardiac arrest

- angina

 

 

3.2

Explain how to manage:

- cardiac arrest

- angina 

 

 

3.3

Demonstrate the management of:

-  cardiac arrest

- angina 

4

Be able to recognise and manage a stroke.

4.1

Describe different types of stroke:

-  Ischaemic

- Haemorrhagic

- Transient ischaemic attack (TIA)

 

 

4.2

Explain how to recognise symptoms of a stroke.

 

 

4.3

Demonstrate management of a casualty experiencing a stroke.

5

Understand how to recognise and manage a casualty who may have been poisoned.

5.1

Describe different routes by which poisons can enter the body.

 

 

5.2

Identify sources of information to support treatment of a casualty who may have been poisoned.

 

 

5.3

Explain how to recognise the symptoms of:Explain how to recognise the symptoms of:

-  injected poisons

-  absorbed poisons

-  instilled poisons

-  swallowed poisons

-  inhaled poisons

 

 

5.4

Explain how to manage a casualty of:

- injected poisons

-  absorbed poisons

-  instilled poisons

-  swallowed poisons

-  inhaled poisons

6

Be able to recognise and manage anaphylactic shock.

6.1

Explain what is meant by anaphylactic shock and why it can be life-threatening.

 

 

6.2

Explain how to recognise anaphylactic shock.

 

 

6.3

Demonstrate management of a casualty in anaphylactic shock.

7

Be able to recognise and manage an asthma attack.

7.1

 Explain what is meant by an asthma attack.

 

 

7.2

Explain how to recognise an asthma attack.

 

 

7.3

Explain how to manage an asthma attack.

 

 

7.4

Demonstrate recognition and management of an asthma attack.

 

 

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