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TQUK Level 3 Award for Initial Person on the Scene of an Incident (RQF) - IPOS

Who can take this Course?

Medics , Community First Responders, Workplaces where a higher level of first aid is required, High-risk workplaces, First aid instructors, Fire services, Ambulance services, Close protection, Firearms officers, Offshore workers, Wind turbines, Coastguard.

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TQUK Level 3

About the Course

The new IPOS or Initial Person on the Scene of an Accident Ofqual regulated qualification is designed to train individuals how to deal with an incident.
You will add to your knowledge about the different immobilisation techniques used in treating different injuries, the correct use of spinal boards and scoop stretchers to immobilise and transport a patient, advanced airway management, emergency oxygen use and how to work with a team to treat a patient.

There are no specific entry requirements however learners should have a minimum of level two in literacy and numeracy or equivalent. The qualification is suitable for learners of Four credits from four required courses are necessary for learners to pass.
The modules covered in the Initial Person on the Scene of an Accident Ofqual regulated qualification:

Unit 1 - Roles and responsibilities when responding to an incident - unit reference Y/617/7389
1.
How to respond to an incident.
1.1
Why must the surrounding area must be checked before attending to a casualty.
1.2
What are the checks that should be carried out on
the
- Casualty.
- environment.
1.3
What are the potential hazards and potential risks in the environment.
1.4
What are the barriers and facilitators in the responsibilities of the person responding to the incident.
1.5
Why is it important to respect confidentiality between a casualty and initial person on the scene.
1.6
Protecting your own safety when attending to a casualty.
1.7
How to reassure a casualty.
1.8
How to choose appropriate personal protective equipment for your role as a Initial Person the scene.

2
How to reduce the spread of infection.
2.1
How to recognise potential sources of infection at an incident.
2.2
Why it is important to prevent cross contamination and reducing the spread of infection.
2.3
What are the steps that can be taken to minimise the spread of infection.
3
How to assess the scene of an incident to protect the safety of self and casualty.
3.1
Practical on how to assess the scene of an incident.
3.2
Practical on how to minimise the spread of infection at the scene.

4
How to assess and manage a casualty.
4.1
Gathering information and recording information about the casualty and the incident.
4.2
How to deal with the needs of multiple casualties on a priority basis.
4.3
Practical on conducting a primary survey using the DRAB protocol.
4.4
Practical on conducting a secondary survey.
4.5
How to manage a casualty according to your observations results from the primary and secondary surveys.
5
Hand over procedures of the casualty to the ambulance service.
5.1
What crucial information on the incident that should be given to the ambulance crew.


5.2What information should the ambulance service receive about a victim?




Unit 2- Adult basic life support - unit reference L/617/7390
1
Understand basic life support.
1.1
What does the term ‘chain of survival’ mean?


1.2
How to treat an unresponsive casualty.


1.3
When should I start cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) ?


1.4
When should I stop cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) ?


1.5
Explain when an automated external defibrillator (AED) should be used.


1.6
Explain how to manage the care of a casualty after resuscitation.
2
How to apply the principles of basic life support.
2.1
Practical on how to clear an airway.


2.2
Practical on how to open the airway of an adult with a reduced level of consciousness using head tilt and chin lift.


2.3
Practical on how to do cardiopulmonary resuscitation CPR.


2.4
Practical on the safe use of an automated external defibrillator (AED).
3
Be able to hand over the casualty to the ambulance service.
3.1
Prepare a casualty for handover.


3.2
Ensure all information and documentation are completed and handed over.


3.3
Communicate with other health professionals to complete the handover.



Unit 3 - Recognition and management of major trauma - unit reference R/617/7391

1
How do you recognise and manage musculoskeletal injuries?
1.1
Describe the types of:
- fractures
- dislocations
- sprains and strains
1.2
How do you manage musculoskeletal injuries ?
1.3
What to look for when you suspect spinal injuries.
1.4
How do you manage spinal injuries?
1.5
How do you recognise head injuries:
- skull fracture
- concussion
- compression
1.6
How to manage head injuries.

2
How to recognise and manage musculoskeletal injuries.
2.1
Practical on how to identify and management of:
- fractures
- dislocations
- sprains and strains
2.2
Demonstrate the recognition and management of spinal injuries.
2.3
Demonstrate the recognition and management of head injuries including:
- skull fracture
- concussion
- compression

3
Understand how to recognise and manage serious external bleeding.
3.1
What are the causes of serious/catastrophic external bleeding ?
3.2
How to assess external bleeding and estimate blood loss.
3.3
How to identify and manage the different types of bleeding by the :
- application of direct pressure
- use of a tourniquet
3.4
Practical on how to assess external bleeding and estimate blood loss.

4
What is thermal damage to the skin and how to manage it?
4.1
Anatomy and the structure of the skin.
4.2
How can the skin is damaged by:
- extreme heat
- extreme cold
4.3
Classification of burns.
4.4
Burns assessment.

5
Be able to identify thermal damage to the skin.
5.1
How to manage severe burns .
5.2
Demonstrate how to recognise damage to the skin caused by burns.

6
How to recognise and manage shock.
6.1
What is shock?.
6.2
Describe the symptoms of different types of shock.
6.3
How to manage a casualty in shock.

7
Management of traumatic eye injuries.
7.1
How to recognise traumatic eye injuries.
7.2
How to manage traumatic eye injuries.
7.3
Practical on how to recognise and manage traumatic eye injuries.



Unit 4 - Management of medical conditions - unit reference Y/617/7392

1
How to identify and manage a casualty having a seizure.
1.1
Types of seizures including: absence seizures, major epileptic seizures: tonic and clonic phases
1.2
How to manage a casualty with absence seizures.
1.3
How to manage a casualty with a major epileptic seizure.

2
Diabetic emergency management.
2.1
How to determine the normal blood glucose range for an adult.
2.2
What are the symptoms of hypoglycaemia ?
2.3
What is hyperglycaemia ?
2.4
Practical how to recognise and manage a casualty in a diabetic emergency:
- hypoglycaemia
- hyperglycaemia

3
How to recognise and manage heart conditions.
3.1
Describe how to recognise:
- cardiac arrest
- angina
3.2
Explain how to manage:
- cardiac arrest
- angina
3.3
Demonstrate the management of:
- cardiac arrest
- angina

4
How to recognise and manage a stroke.
4.1
Describe different types of stroke:
- Ischaemic
- Haemorrhagic
- Transient ischaemic attack (TIA)
4.2
What are symptoms of a stroke.
4.3
How to manage a stroke victim.

5
How to identify and manage cases of poisoning.
5.1
How to identify routes of entry of poisons.
5.2 Find out where to get information on how a victim has been poisoned.
5.3
How to recognise the symptoms of:
- injected poisons
- absorbed poisons
- instilled poisons
- swallowed poisons
- inhaled poisons
5.4
How to manage a casualty of:
- injected poisons
- absorbed poisons
- instilled poisons
- swallowed poisons
- inhaled poisons

6
Management of anaphylactic shock.
6.1
What is anaphylactic shock ? Why it can be life-threatening.
6.2
How can I know if someone is in anaphylactic shock ?
6.3
Practical on management of a casualty in anaphylactic shock.

7
What is the management of an asthma attack?
7.1
What is an asthma attack.
7.2
Describe how to recognise an asthma attack.
7.3
Describe how to manage an asthma attack.
7.4
Demonstrate recognition and management of an asthma attack.


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