The purpose of this qualification is to provide Learners with the ability to meet a ‘licence to practise’ requirement that allows them to act within their scope of practice to administer safe, prompt, effective prehospital care in situations which can arise when providing emergency and urgent treatment and/or management.
The objective of the qualification is to benefit Learners by enabling them to attain the knowledge and practical competencies needed to deal with a range of prehospital emergency and urgent situations. The qualification is designed to act as proof the Learner has undergone a programme of learning and assessment to demonstrate competency within the area of prehospital care to gain employment and a ‘licence to practise’ from an employer.
- 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