D13 | Enhanced First Person on Scene skills
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Many people across the world have prepared themselves to know what to do when someone collapses with a heart attack. But being able to act effectively after serious injury from bomb blast, gunshot and stabbing requires different knowledge and skills.
The D13 Enhanced FPOS Intermediate skills course, certified by the Faculty of Prehospital Care of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh is specifically designed for those in specialist roles such as firearms officers, those responsible for public order and officers of the Serious and Organised Crime Agency as well as officers of agencies such as the UK Border Agency and HM Revenue and Customs.
In the event of a multiple casualty incident, such as terrorist shooting or bombing, avoidable deaths can occur very quickly, particularly from bleeding out, military experience from treating casualties in conflict zones has shown how vital immediate action in these circumstances can be.
The greatest threat to a casualty or a patient after serious injury is time and in a civilian environment, when there is a shooting or stabbing incident the first priority for the emergency services is public safety meaning access to the injured may be delayed.
The training behind the D13 Enhanced FPOS Intermediate qualification empowers the public in these difficult situations to help themselves, their family and friends, and the wider community, while waiting for the emergency services to arrive on scene.
The D13 Enhanced FPOS Intermediate skills course is accessible to the general public to be used at the critical moments when there are multiple casualties from a shooting, stabbing or a bomb where it is known that by having the knowledge and skills at the point of injury we can prevent avoidable deaths.