First Person On Scene course content

The First Person on Scene – Intermediate course covers:


The Pre-Hospital Environment

  • The role of FPOS
  • Minimising risk of infection
  • Post-incident procedures


Scene management

  • Safety
  • Triage
  • 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
  • Choking
  • 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 – the use of tourniquets and haemostatic agents
  • Shock



  • General Bone / Joint injuries
  • Head injuries
  • Spinal & Pelvic injuries
  • Chest injuries
  • Burns
  • Eye Injuries



  • Heat Stroke & Dehydration
  • Hypothermia


Medical Related Emergencies

  • Heart attack/angina
  • Diabetes
  • Stroke
  • Epilepsy
  • Asthma
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Poisoning

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