Train as a First Responder and learn advanced first aid skills

First Aid Responder Level 3 (VTQ) is a course designed to give you a higher understanding of first aid and enable you to assist people further.  The course covers many different subjects to ensure you know the different options and treatments.  If you choose the practical or blended version you will have hands-on practice of responder skills locally via our network of approved and monitored instructors.

This course includes the latest CPR and Coronavirus recommendations.

You can choose to take this course 100% online using our video online training, blended by completing the online course and adding a practical session locally with an approved ProTrainings instructor or 100% classroom.  

We offer many other responder courses including regulated qualifications like the Level 3 FROS and the Level 4 FPOS courses.

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a National Medicaid Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

This course can be completed as the online part 1 of a 2-part blended course. After completing this online course, you may find and attend the classroom-only part 2 course and cut down on the number of days spent in the classroom.

  • 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
  • Anyone needing a more advanced out of hospital care course with no prerequisites

Course Curriculum

Aim

To provide a higher level of theory and practical training in accordance with the UK Resus Council and ERC guidelines in immediate life support (BLS/CPR) and medical emergencies as required by the GDC. Also to provide training in theory and practical AED use in the event of a cardiac arrest.

 

Objectives

  • 1.1 Describe the principles that underpin basic life support 
  • 1.2 Explain the circumstances under which resuscitation is performed 
  • 1.3 Explain why early intervention is necessary 
  • 1.4 Describe different types of cardiopulmonary arrest 
  • 1.5 Understand what pulse oximetry is and why it is important in assessing a patient
  • 1.6 Explain the ABCDE approach to patient care
  • 1.7 Explain how to check a patients pulse, temperature, blood pressure and other observations.
  • 1.8 Explain what Hypoxia is and how it affects the patient
  • 1.9 Explain the difference between a heart attack, angina and sudden cardiac arrest
  • 2.1 Demonstrate cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • 2.2 Demonstrate compression-only resuscitation
  • 2.3 Demonstrate the use of resuscitation barrier devices
  • 2.4 Demonstrate how to manage a choking adult, child and infant
  • 2.5 Demonstrate the use of an automated external defibrillator
  • 2.6 Describe the differences when using an automated external defibrillator on a child and on an adult
  • 2.8 Explain why suction is used to maintain the airway
  • 2.9 Explain how an Oropharyngeal airway is used and why they benefit the airway
  • 2.9 Explain the requirements of a do not resuscitate order
  • 2.10 Demonstrate correct use of a bag valve mask
  • 3.1 Demonstrate how to place a casualty in the recovery position
  • 3.2 Identify the risks when placing a casualty in the recovery position
  • 3.3 Describe handover and reporting procedures
  • 3.4 Explain the correct administration of Oxygen on a patient
  • 3.5 Understand the correct assembly, disassembly and storage of an Oxygen kit.
  • 3.6 Explain the different types of an Oxygen mask and when you would use them.
  • 4.1 Identify when a defibrillator battery requires changing
  • 4.2 Identify when electrode pads need replacing
  • 4.3 Demonstrate how to troubleshoot problems if the automated external defibrillator does not function correctly
  • 5.1 Describe the safety considerations when using AEDs
  • 6.1 Describe the following medical emergencies and the treatment required for the following:
    - Asthma
    - Hyperventilation
    - Anaphylactic shock
    - Diabetes
    - Seizures and Epilepsy
    - Sepsis

 

 

Learning content

This training session is intended to train staff a higher level of immediate life support (BLS/CPR), AED and medical emergency skills to give them the knowledge and confidence to deal with a medical emergency in the practice with both patients and members of the dental team.