IHCD First Person On Scene Awards

In Salford

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  • Salford

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Where and when

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Technology House University Of Salford, Lissadel Street, M6 6AP, Greater Manchester, England

Course programme


The purpose of the First Person on Scene (FPOS) awards is to provide immediate life support to the patient pending the arrival of definitive pre-Hospital care. Effective interventions in the following areas have been shown to make a difference to survival outcome, and are reflected in the syllabi:

* airway stabilisation
* basic life support
* early defibrillation
* oxygenation
* circulatory support

Clinical endorsement for the FPOS framework and assessment will be through the Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care (Edinburgh), and whilst achievement of units within the framework confirms that individuals have met both the theoretical and practical requirements, this does not imply the ‘license to practice', the scope of which will be for the employing organisation to determine.

Units will also only be valid for a limited period (depending on the skill), and there will be periodic re-training and assessment for both the practical skills and supporting knowledge. Assessment of supporting knowledge for the FPOS awards will be through question banks, managed by IHCD and delivered through accredited Centres.

The awards structure

There are two awards for First Person on Scene; each award will have its own entry criteria, with the option for individuals to obtain further units to reflect their needs.

* First Person on Scene (basic)
(10 hours including pre-study and assessment)
Target audience: Community responders; other emergency services; cabin crew
* First Person on Scene (intermediate)
(30 hours, including pre-study and assessment)
Target audience: Co-Responders; other emergency services; senior cabin crew; industrial First-Aiders

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