1 Understand the role and responsibilities of the first person on scene during an emergency incident.
- 1.1 Explain the role and the responsibilities of the first person on scene.
- 1.2 List the types of personal protective equipment to be worn at an incident.
- 1.3 Explain the principles of scene safety.
- 1.4 Explain how to minimise the risk of infection.
- 1.5 Explain how to undertake a dynamic risk assessment of an incident scene.
2 Understand the principles of scene management in pre-hospital care.
- 2.1 Differentiate between the capabilities of different emergency services personnel.
- 2.2 Explain the principles of using appropriate radio communications at an incident.
- 2.3 Differentiate between patients using the principles of triage to manage in accordance of the most life threatening conditions first.
- 2.4 Demonstrate scene safety management.
3 Know the principles required for effective and safe patient assessment in the pre-hospital care setting.
- 3.1 Explain the requirements for gaining consent from a patient before providing emergency care.
- 3.2 Explain the principles of communicating with patients.
- 3.3 Explain how to undertake a manual handling risk assessment.
- 3.4 Summarise the functions of the spine.
- 3.5 Summarise the principles of how to keep the back healthy.
- 3.6 Summarise the principles of undertaking a primary survey.
4 Be able to assess an incident for dangers and respond appropriately.
- 4.1 Demonstrate how to assess an incident for any dangers to the first person on scene, the patient and others.
5 Be able to assess patient’s levels of consciousness.
- 5.1. Demonstrate how to assess a patients levels of consciousness using:
6 Be able to recognise and manage a patient with a catastrophic bleed.
- 6.1 Explain the term ‘catastrophic bleeding’.
- 6.2 Explain the recognition features of catastrophic bleeding.
- 6.3 Summarise the different types of bleeding:
- 6.4 Demonstrate how to apply direct pressure.
- 6.5 Demonstrate how to apply indirect pressure.
- 6.6 Demonstrate how to apply a tourniquet.
7 Be able to assess and manage a patient’s airway and recognise and manage a patient with a suspected spinal injury.
- 7.1 Summarise how to recognise an obstructed airway.
- 7.2 Demonstrate how to place the patients head in neutral alignment.
- 7.3 Demonstrate how to open a patient’s airway using the head tilt and chin lift procedure.
- 7.4 Explain the types of situations which may indicate a cervical spine injury.
- 7.5 Demonstrate how to open a patient’s airway using the jaw thrust procedure.
- 7.6 Demonstrate postural airway management.
- 7.7 Demonstrate how to use suction.
- 7.8 Demonstrate how to size and insert an oropharyngeal airway for an adult.
- 7.9 Demonstrate how to manage an adult patient who is choking in accordance with current guidelines.
8 Be able to assess and manage a patient who is not breathing normally.
- 8.1 Demonstrate how to assess if a patient is breathing normally.
- 8.2 Perform a respiratory assessment for breathing rate, depth and quality.
- 8.3 Demonstrate cardio-pulmonary resuscitation on an adult manikin in accordance to current guidelines.
- 8.4 Explain the safety considerations when using an automated external defibrillator.
- 8.5 Demonstrate how to use an automated external defibrillator safely and in accordance to current guidelines.
- 8.6 Explain the safety considerations when using oxygen.
- 8.7 Demonstrate how to administer oxygen via a bag valve mask.
- 8.8 Judge in accordance to current guidelines when to administer oxygen using:
28% venture mask
- 8.9 Summarise the different causes of unconsciousness.
- 8.10 Demonstrate how to place an unconscious patient in the recovery position.
9 Be able to assess a patient’s circulation and manage a patient who is in shock.
- 9.1 Demonstrate how to assess the presence, rate and rhythm of circulation.
- 9.2 Demonstrate how to assess a patient’s capillary refill time.
- 9.3 Summarise the different types of wounds:
- 9.4 Explain how to estimate the amount of blood loss based on the types of wounds.
- 9.5 Demonstrate how to manage a patient who is bleeding.
- 9.6 Explain the term ‘shock’.
- 9.7 Summarise the different types of shock:
- 9.8 Demonstrate how to manage a patient in hypovolaemic shock.
10 Be able to assess a patient’s level of disability.
- 10.1 Demonstrate how to reassess a patients levels of consciousness using:
- 10.2 Demonstrate how to perform a FAST test to recognise signs and symptoms of a possible stroke in a patient:
11 Know the principles of exposing the patient for further assessment and act upon environmental considerations.
- 11.1 Explain how to examine the clothes and areas surrounding the patient for signs of external bleeding.
- 11.2 Perform a head to toe secondary survey.
- 11.3 Explain how to undertake a patient history using
Signs and symptoms
Events leading upto the incident
12 Know how to recognise and manage a range of medical emergencies in the pre-hospital care setting.
- 12.1 Summarise the recognition features of a range of pre-hospital medical emergencies including:
Heart attack and angina
- 12.2 Explain the management of a range of pre-hospital medical emergencies including:
Heart attack and angina
- 12.3 Demonstrate the safe use of an adrenaline auto injector using a training device.
13 Know how to recognise and manage a range of trauma related emergencies in the pre-hospital care setting.
- 13.1 Summarise the recognition features and management of
Sprains and strains
- 13.2 Summarise the recognition features and management of:
- 13.3 Demonstrate the application of a cervical collar.
- 13.4 Summarise the recognition features and management of burns and scalds.
- 13.5 Summarise the management of a patient with an eye injury.
14 Understand the recognition features of red flag sepsis in the pre hospital care setting.
- 14.1 Explain the term ‘sepsis’.
- 14.2 Summarise the recognition features of red flag sepsis in accordance to current guidelines.
15 Know how to recognise emergency care equipment to assist the health care professional.
- 15.1 Explain how to handover a patient to a healthcare professional.
- 15.2 State the purpose of a range of emergency care equipment.
16 Be able to manage a paediatric patient who is not breathing normally.
- 16.1 Demonstrate how to perform cardio-pulmonary resuscitation on a child and an infant in accordance to current guidelines.
- 16.2 Demonstrate how to manage a choking child and infant in accordance to current guidelines.
- 16.3 Demonstrate how to place an unconscious infant and a child in the recovery position.