The purpose of this qualification is to provide delegates 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.
- Be able to assess patients using a variety of methods including physiological measures
- Be able to choose the correct treatment plan according to observations
- Develop the knowledge and practical competencies needed to deal with a range of prehospital emergency
- Demonstrate competency within the area of prehospital care to gain employment and a ‘licence to practise’ from an employer
- Gain an intermediate level of prehospital care knowledge and clinical practice in order to act effectively in a wide range of urgent situations, including:
– major incidents
– fracture immobilisation
– sick and injured children
– mental health crisis
Once achieved, this qualification is valid while the delegates 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.
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QA Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF)
- Be at least 18 years old on the first day of the training.
- Have successfully completed the QA Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF) qualification (or a QA recognised equivalent).
- Be able to provide a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) profile containing evidence of 118hrs study and/or contextualised practice.*
*A record of study may include a variety of activities including reading journals, social media posts or news articles, preparing presentations, attending CPD sessions, work related training, researching and writing assignments and watching videos. The area of study should focus on the Learners area of practice and benefit future patients.
As this qualification includes knowledge-based assessments such as short answer questions and anatomy diagram completion, we recommend learners undertake some study to familiarise themselves with how to structure a short answer, reference and revise human anatomy and physiology including medical terminology.
There are no other formal entry requirements but to benefit from the learning Qualsafe advise that delegates have a minimum of Level 2 in literacy and numeracy or equivalent.
This qualification may be used towards other qualifications at the same and higher levels, plus aid career progression in a relevant profession.