Fire Appliance

Fire and Rescue Service - Emergency Medical Training (UK)

This pre-hospital care qualification is for those who have a specific responsibility to respond to emergencies. The qualification is clinically endorsed by The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh - Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care (FPHC) and meets the FPHC criteria for descriptor ‘D’ provider on the PHEM Skills Framework.

The life saving skills taught are particularly suited to security staff, medical response teams, fire and police officers, industrial first aiders, healthcare providers and community responders.

The topics covered include:

• Basic Life Support (BLS) and Automated External Defibrillation
• Child and Infant BLS
• Emergency oxygen administration
• Bag Valve Mask (BVM) and pocket mask
• Trauma and catastrophic bleeding
• Head and spinal injuries
• Shock and circulation
• Sudden poisoning
• Burns and scalds
• Airway management
• Environmental exposure
• Responding to life threatening

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19 November 2014
Healthcare and medical