Some CFRs get frustrated by their lack of knowledge, yet have the willingness to learn more without stepping over their trained skillset.
This online course is written for everybody with an interest in the CFR role, from absolute beginners or just training, to experienced CFRs wishing to expand their knowledge.
This isn’t about operating over and above a skillset. It is about learning more within your skillset.
The course is in 6 parts:
The all-important DR ABC, approaching the address whilst doing a dynamic risk assessment, picking up clues and signals that may set off alarm bells. Arriving on scene, staying safe and dealing with the patient.
AVPU versus Glasgow Coma Scale
What documemts do you need to see in order to withold or withdraw CPR? The course covers a multitude of scenarios and variations of DNAR/DNR forms and notices. It explains which is right and what you can do or not do.
We deliver a scenario from call out to arriving on scene, parking to avoid problems, dynamic risk assessment, dealing with a danger, encountering the patient, conducting AVPU and facing an hostile situation.
Another scenario in the course is reading the right signs and symptoms to deliver the right treatment, its not that obvious!
Recognising and understanding agonal breathing.
Recognising signs and symptoms of common CFR call outs …is it really a heart attack? could it be angina or severe heart burn?
Is there a difference between men and women experiencing a heart attack?
The different masks for delivering oxygen to a patient covering COPD and use of nasal cannula.
We take a deep look at COPD.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is the overall term used to describe progressive lung diseases.
Refractory (non-reversible) asthma,
Bronchiectasis (in some forms).
It isn’t unusual for people to mistake breathlessness and coughing as a part of growing old or even cold weather.
Heart attack or Angina? Helping with medications, Sepsis red flag, Stroke?
Recognising hypothermia and treating quickly can easily save a life.
Is there a big difference in the signs of hypoglycemia and hypothermia?
OBS – What do those observations mean? BM, BP – the vital signs
Even if undertaking BM and BP is not in your remit, understanding what they mean and what action that can be taken is extremely useful. Even more so if the patient hands you a log of obs upon arrivial.
Understand observations, getting to grips with the vital signs, what do blood pressure readings really tell us, blood sugars, should we be concerned, is that pulse too fast?
When the paramedic asks you to place the dots on a patient for an ECG – now you can learn how to do it fast and effectively.
ECG Dots – Preparing the patient for an ECG, the right dots in the right place
Assisting the paramedic. Making equipment available, at hand for the paramedic.
You can see the paramedic is about to do a procedure and may need you to pass such equipment as
Supraglottic airway device
How many of these could you confidently hand to the paramedic?
This course explains and illustrates each of these and more!
If you think your local knowledge is second to none …like the back of your hand, you may just learn that from a CFR perspective, you don’t, and need to brush up.
The sad part of CFR-ing and reaching out.
Sooner or a later the CFR will be amidst a tragedy, the losing of a patient and being par of the aftermath.
A calm compassionate individual such as a CFR can really help by being there and holding hands, talking to family and friends, supporting the bereaved.
This course provides learning opportunities to develop exceptional skills.
It comes in 6 parts as described above and is certificated.
It will be officially CPD accredited, registered as a bonafide CPD qualification with credits.
The cost for the course is £30.00. There is no timescale or limits. Study in your own time, return the results for the module you are studying and then move on to the next module.
Study anywhere at any time.
Give it as a gift!