BTEC Level 4 | First Person on Scene
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About the Event
As the First Person on Scene, you may be called to attend incidents involving casualties with a wide range of clinical needs, some of which are closely associated with specific job roles that you undertake in your professional career, such as catastrophic bleeding, major chest trauma, amputations and not least prolonged exposure to the extremes of temperature, hot or cold.
Providing immediate medical intervention in an emergency requires a wide range of knowledge that underpins the practical aspect of emergency care, so by ensuring that you have sound understanding and knowledge will help you to make confident and competent decisions about what actions to take in the event of a medical emergency enabling you to manage an incident effectively from the point of your arrival on scene to handing over to the definitive pre-hospital care providers.
Understanding how to manage casualties with life-threatening injuries or illnesses is vital for all care providers from first aiders to registered healthcare professionals beginning with the primary survey which is to quickly identify the risk posed to life and inform your decision making in terms of the casualty's management needs enabling you to act swiftly and confidently to maintain life in the critical moments before the arrival of definitive pre-hospital care.
Survival rates of casualties who have suffered traumatic injuries or patients suffering from common medical conditions are greatly increased by early recognition, early intervention and early transport to definitive care.