The online course for first responders.

online first responder courseFor those seeking to embark upon a First Person on Scene (FPOS) course they may find our distance learning First on Scene course extremely useful.

The online first on scene course is designed to increase knowledge about the role of a First Person on Scene and deliver Emergency First Aid.

Whilst this is not the FPOS intermediate course that runs over a number of days in a classroom environment It does include valuable information for the distance learner to gain prior understanding about medical emergencies and delivering appropriate first aid treatment.

The online/distance learning First On Scene Course is suitable for anybody wishing to gain an increased awareness of emergency first aid, even prior to embarking upon the accredited FPOS intermediate course.

It is also ideal for those wishing to join a Community First Responder Group and would like to gain prior knowledge of the roll and indeed the exam/test for CFRs. It is however important to know that CFR groups skillset and protocols vary from Trust to Trust throughout the UK but this course covers over and above what is expected from a basic CFR level.

The added benefit is that it is produced by a CFR who is also an associate member of the College of Paramedics and Level 3 member Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care at the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh.

Below is the list of modules and topics in the distance learning first on scene.


A1 Pre-Hospital Environment Care
A1.1 Understand the role and responsibilities of the first person who arrives on scene.
A1.2 Scene safetyA1.3 Minimising the risk of infection
A1.4 Dynamic risk assessment of an incident scene
A2 Patient Primary Survey Assessment A2.1 Scene Management (safety & triage)

A2.2 Assess patient’s levels of consciousness

A2.3 Communicating with Patients

A2.4 Gaining consent from a patient before providing emergency care

A2.5 Safe moving and handling of a patient

A3 Respiratory and Airway Management A3.1 Assessing respiratory problems

A3.2 Common breathing difficulties

A3.3 Airway management

A3.4 Use of suction equipment

A3.5 Safe removal of crash helmets

A3.6 Use of OPA (Oro-pharyngeal airways)

A3.7 Administering 02

A3.8 Solo use of BVM (Bag/valve/mask)

A3.9 Recognising an obstructed airway

A4 Basic Life Support A4.1 Perform basic life support

A4.2 Recovery position

A4.3 Performing paediatric basic life support

A5 Defibrillation A5.1 Use of (AED Automated external defibrillator)

A5.2 Normal heart rhythms

A5.3 Abnormal heart rhythms

A6 Bleeding and Shock
A6.1 Recognise and manage a patient with a catastrophic bleed

A6.2 Recognise the different types of bleeding

A6.3 Applying direct pressure

A6.4 Applying indirect pressure

A6. 5 Applying a tourniquet

A7 Medical  Emergencies A7.1 Cardiac arrest / Heart attack / angina

A7.2 Diabetes

A7.3 Stroke

A7.4 Epilepsy

A7.5 Unconscious patient

A7.6 Asthma / allergic reaction / anaphylaxis

A7.7 Assisting the Paramedic

A8 Trauma Related Emergencies


A8.1 Recognition and care of injuries to bones, joints, tendons & ligaments
A8.2 Recognition and care of burns & scalds
A8.3 Skeletal imobilisation
A9 AVPU A9.1 reassess a patients levels of consciousness using AVPU:

This is not an instant download course with an automated certificate

The fee for the course is £25.00 . Within 24 hours of a working week you will receive a comprehensive manual and workbook via email as a PDF

There is no time limit, study in your own time to gain the maximum benefit from the information given and then when you are ready to sit the exam paper, simply request it and return it for marking and successful students will receive a PDF verson of their certificate within 7 days. Don’t worry about failure, we allow three attempts but most people get a pass the first time.

The real value of the course is that you will have studied the responsibilities of a First Person on Scene (FPOS) and gained comprehensive insights, knowledge and confidence to embark upon FPOS I.