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First Aid

Who is this for? The Level 3 Award in Administration of Emergency Medical Gases (RQF) is the ideal qualification for those that are responsible for the administering of oxygen and Entonox®. This is typically those working in a Prehospital setting.

Level 3 Award In Administration Of Emergency Medical Gases (RQF)

DESCRIPTION

This qualification forms part of our Prehospital Care qualifications. It will provide the Learner with the knowledge and understanding to be able to administer emergency medical gases in a prehospital care setting. The qualification and learning outcomes are based on the recommendations of:

• Resuscitation Council (UK)

• Skills for Health Assessment Principles for First Aid Qualifications

• The British Thoracic Society

• UK Ambulance Services Clinical Practice Guidelines 2016 (JRCALC)

PRE-REQUISITES

This qualification is available to those over 18 years. Candidates should be at least a level 2 numeracy and literacy or equivalent. Candidates should also hold a vaild first aid certificate as a minimum.

PROGRESSION ROUTE

This qualification is for people who have a specific responsibility to be able to safely administer and monitor the effects of emergency medical gases within their scope of practice in a prehospital environment. This includes (but is not limited to) the following roles/personnel:

• A first aider operating in a high risk workplace such as:

– In welding, flame cutting and similar processes;

– For helping people with breathing difficulties;

– In hyperbaric chambers as a medical treatment;

– For food preservation and packaging;

– In steelworks and chemical plants 

• Community first responders

• Fire, police and other emergency services personnel

While achievement of this qualification confirms Learners have met both the theoretical and practical requirements, this does not imply a ‘license to practice’ – the scope of practice will be determined by the organisation responsible for medical gases provision. This qualification does not allow a Learner to obtain, store or administer medical gases without clinical governance.

description

This qualification forms part of our Prehospital Care qualifications. It will provide the Learner with the knowledge and understanding to be able to administer emergency medical gases in a prehospital care setting. The qualification and learning outcomes are based on the recommendations of:

• Resuscitation Council (UK)

• Skills for Health Assessment Principles for First Aid Qualifications

• The British Thoracic Society

• UK Ambulance Services Clinical Practice Guidelines 2016 (JRCALC)

Pre-Requisites

This qualification is available to those over 18 years. Candidates should be at least a level 2 numeracy and literacy or equivalent. Candidates should also hold a vaild first aid certificate as a minimum.

Progression route

This qualification is for people who have a specific responsibility to be able to safely administer and monitor the effects of emergency medical gases within their scope of practice in a prehospital environment. This includes (but is not limited to) the following roles/personnel:

• A first aider operating in a high risk workplace such as:

– In welding, flame cutting and similar processes;

– For helping people with breathing difficulties;

– In hyperbaric chambers as a medical treatment;

– For food preservation and packaging;

– In steelworks and chemical plants 

• Community first responders

• Fire, police and other emergency services personnel

While achievement of this qualification confirms Learners have met both the theoretical and practical requirements, this does not imply a ‘license to practice’ – the scope of practice will be determined by the organisation responsible for medical gases provision. This qualification does not allow a Learner to obtain, store or administer medical gases without clinical governance.

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