The AoFA Level 3 Award in First Person on Scene Intermediate is a 5 Day program focusing on additional interventions and management of serious incidents with the expectation of longer term management of the casualty at the scene. It is expected that candidates will have previously attended some First Aid training.
The course is a mix of taught theory, practical demonstration, skill stations and realistic scenarios.
Below is a guide as to what could be covered, however, where possible we aim to tailor the content, delivery style and contextual setting to your needs, be they as an Expedition leader in remote areas, industrial settings or for those working in hostile environments.
The First Person on Scene - Intermediate course covers:
The Pre Hospital Environment
- The role of FPOS
- Minimising risk of infection
- Post-incident procedures
- Mechanism of Injury
- Patient Assessment
- Communicating with patients
- Primary survey and assessment
- Safe moving and handling
Respiration and Airway Management
- Recognition of respiratory problems
- Basic airway management - Oral, Nasal and Laryngeal Airways
- Use of suction
- Oxygen Administration- Delivery systems and SpO2
Basic Life Support
Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation - to current UK guidelines
- Automated external defibrillation
- Normal / abnormal heart rhythms
Circulation and Shock
- Recognition and initial care of haemorrhage
- Catastrophic Haemorrhage - including the use of tourniquets and haemostatics
- General Bone / Joint injuries
- Head injuries
- Spinal & Pelvic injuries
- Chest injuries
- Eye Injuries
- Heat Stroke & Dehydration
Medical Related Emergencies
- Heart attack/angina
- Asthma - including additional remote protocols
- Anaphylaxis - including additional remote protocols
Why 5 Days?
We set our standards on the best possible, not the bare minimum; The Awarding Organisation's guidance is that the course should comprise of a minimum of 30 hours delivery time. A four day course would be 7.5 hours per day, not including breaks.
Many providers run the FPOS-I over 4 days, some will run the course over 3 days even with 'additional content', and for as little as £250.00 per person. You get what you pay for.
We run this course over 5 Days; the additional time ensures that you have time with 'hands on kit'. First Aid is a practical skill. You can sit through a presentation but it is time engaged in practical activities which consolidates the learning.
A 5 day course also allows for a full day of practical scenarios - not lectures but realistic casualty simulation in challenging situations.
If you just want a certificate, there are more than enough course providers. If you want to learn and perfect your skills and leave with increased competence and confidence, lets talk.
This course is assessed by Multiple Choice Question exam and Observation of practical skills.
- Certification is issued by the Association of First Aiders Qualifications.
- The course is recogonised by Ofqual as being a Level 3 award on the Regulated Qualifications Framework.
- Clinical endorsement of the qualification is by the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care. The qualification meets Grade descriptor C of the faculty of pre hospital care, pre hospital emergency medicine skills framework - PHEM Skill
Grade C - Nationally certificated advanced first aider. i.e. FPoS Basic, D13 Standard/Module 3 police officers
Training can be delivered here in Pembrokeshire or at your venue. Because of the practical nature of the course it is ideally delivered with access to the normal or anticipated working environment of the candidates, be that a petrochemical plant, maritime environment or any other high-risk or remote environment.