Duration 2 days
Certificate valid for 3 years
The QA Level 2 Award for Community First Responders (RQF) is ideal for current or aspiring community first responders. Regulated and nationally recognised, this qualification has been specifically designed to provide Learners with the knowledge and skills needed to administer initial emergency care at life-threatening incidents prior to the arrival of further medical assistance.
During this 2 day course, Learners will gain the necessary skills associated with the assessment, treatment and stabilisation of patients with life threatening medical conditions.
The role and responsibilities of a community first responder
Assessing a scene at an emergency incident
Assessing a patient, including:
- Primary survey
- Secondary survey
- Patient handover
Assessing and managing a patient’s airway
Managing an unresponsive patient who is not breathing normally
How to use an Automated External Defibrillator during a cardiopulmonary resuscitation attempt
Administration of emergency oxygen
Community first response equipment
- With shock
- With breathing difficulties
- With anaphylaxis
- With a suspected major illness
Conducting and recording base line observations
Learners must be at least 17 years old on the first day of training.
There are no other formal entry requirements but to benefit from the learning we advise that Learners have a minimum of Level 1 in literacy or numeracy or equivalent.