For those involved in providing initial emergency care, such as Community Responders, Fire and Police Officers and security staff we deliver the FPOS qualification at the following levels:
These qualifications are designed to provide learners with simple but effective skills and knowledge to enable them to provide immediate care in the first few minutes of an emergency.
Topics covered include:
- The pre-Hospital Environment (including minimising the risk of infection)
- Patient Assessment
- Respiration and Airway Management
- Basic Life Support and Automated External Defibrillation
- Circulation and Shock
- Trauma Related Emergencies.
The First Person on Scene qualifications are clinically endorsed by the Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care (Edinburgh), the leading clinical body for pre-Hospital Care in the UK. The qualifications are valid for 3 years and periodic re-training is suggested in order to keep skills up to date.
For further First Person on Scene framework information please contact Mary Weir.
Guidance for FPOS Tutors
We have further information to assist you in your role as a tutor.
Rules and Regulations
The FPOS Rules and Regulations have been revised and re-issued May 2014. This version replaces the February 2011 version.
If you are already an approved centre you will be considered to be compliant with the revised version but you should be aware of any changes that may impact on your operational delivery. If you are a centre interested in becoming approved for FPoS delivery you should now refer to the May 2014 version of the Rules and Regulations.