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.
As the next step for those who have completed the QA Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (QCF) or equivalent, this qualification is ideal for those looking to progress their career in the emergency services, ambulance services, event medical sector and high risk workplaces. Successful candidates will gain the knowledge, skills and competencies needed to be able to deal with a wide range of prehospital care emergencies, such as: major incidents, fracture immobilisation, sick and injured children, mental health problems and more.
Fulfilling the competencies set out in the Pre-hospital Emergency Medicine (PHEM) skills framework at descriptor level E, this Ofqual regulated qualification is the ideal foundation for those who are progressing in education to become a registered healthcare professional.
Initial patient assessment
Anatomy and physiology
Electrocardiogram application and monitoring
Managing a patient’s airway – supraglottic airways
Medical gases – including dosages and administration
Mechanisms of injury and kinetics
Full body and limb immobilisation
Psychosocial development in children
Emergency care for sick and injured children
Mental health problems
Assisting with advanced airway management, vascular access and infusion