The Ambulance Aid qualification is the first stage for the Paramedic Practice qualification and can also be delivered as a stand-alone qualification suitable for those providing emergency care.
This qualification is delivered in 4 units:
- Introduction to the Body Systems
- Managing Injury and Illness
- Special Conditions
- Clinical Placement
The qualification includes 750 hours of appropriate clinical placement. Learners are advised to secure their clinical placement before commencing their training, and to check its suitability with the accredited Centre.
There are set knowledge assessments for each of the Units except the clinical placement. Due to the nature of the qualifications, past papers are not available.
Topics covered include:
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Body Systems (e.g. Respiratory, Cardiac, Nervous, Skeletal, Digestive)
- Patient Examination and Assessment
- Airway Management and Resuscitation
- Cardiac monitoring and Automated External Defibrillation
- Wounds and Bleeding
- Infants and Children
- Extremes of Body Temperature
- Infection Prevention and Infectious Diseases
- Law and Ambulance Staff
- Major Incidents