First Response in Emergency Care Level 4

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Course Duration
Minimum 39 hours (5 days), plus independent study
Certificate Validity
Lifetime (with CPD and annual updates)
Course Description
The QA Level 4 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF) is a regulated and nationally recognised Prehospital care qualification specifically designed for those looking to progress their career within the NHS or private ambulance services as an emergency care assistant, intermediate ambulance practitioner, event medical provider, associate practitioner or healthcare assistant. It is also ideal for those who are looking to work within specialist roles in the military, police and fire services.
Course Contents
Learners will gain the knowledge, skills and competencies needed to be able to deal with a wide range of Prehospital care emergencies, such as: major incidents, fracture immobilisation, sick and injured children, mental health issues.
  • Patient assessment
  • The structure and function of the heart
  • Pathological changes associated with heart disease
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG) monitoring
  • Managing a patient’s airway
  • Medical gases
  • The function of components in the thoracic cavity
  • Assessing and managing thoracic trauma
  • The function of the musculoskeletal system
  • The key characteristics of the nervous system
  • Mechanisms of injury and kinetics
  • First response emergency care for a range of trauma incidents
  • Sexual assault
  • First response emergency care at a major incident
  • Physical and psychosocial development in children
  • Providing emergency care to sick and injured children
  • Dealing with patients displaying signs of mental health problems
  • Assisting advanced airway management
  • Vascular access and performing an infusion

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