Level 4 First Response Emergency Care (FREC)
The QA Level 4 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (QCF) fulfils the competencies set out in Pre-hospital Emergency Medicine (PHEM) skills framework at descriptor level E, and is the perfect next step for those who have completed the QA Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (QCF) or equivalent.
Candidates must have successfully completed the QA Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (QCF) qualification or a recognised equivalent before they can begin the QA Level 4 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (QCF) qualification.
The syllabus goes one step further than the Level 3 and includes:
- Initial patient assessment - Primary survey and history taking
- Physiological measures - including blood glucose levels, blood pressure, oxygen saturations, capilary refill and temperature
- Anatomy and physiology - the musculoskeletal and nervous system
- Heart disease and its impact
- Electrocardiogram application and monitoring
- Managing a patient’s airway – using supraglottic airways
- Medical gases – including administration of entonox
- Thoracic trauma
- Mechanism of injury and kinetics
- Full body and limb immobilisation
- Management of suspected or actual cases of sexual assault
- Psychosocial development in children
- Emergency care for sick and injured children
- Dealing with a patient displaying signs of mental health problems
- Assisting with advanced airway management (intubation), vascular access (including cannulation, IO) and infusion
Who is this course aimed at?
The QA Level 4 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (QCF) qualification is specifically designed for those who want to provide prehospital care to patients requiring emergency treatment. It is ideal for those who are looking to progress their career in the emergency services, ambulance services, event medical sectors and high risk workplaces.
What is the Price of the Course?
What is the duration of the course ?
Delivered over 5 days via a mixture of lectures and scenarios, our focus is on the practical skills needed to save lives, culminating in practical assessments and completion of 3 unit assessment workbooks.
- 3 Years
- What should I do when it expires?
- Canditates must attend a 3-day requalification course before their certificate expires.
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