FPOS Course

 The FPOS (First Person On Scene) course is 4 days and is accredited by IHCD (Institute of Health Care Development). It is designed to advance the First Aider towards achieving the FPOS award.

Delegates will be taught the skills associated with rapid assessment, stabilisation and transfer of both the trauma victim and those suffering a medical emergency. The certificate is valid for 3 years.

The course is taught in our purpose built training suites which house some of the most up to date training rigs in Europe.

FPOS Course Eligibility

Any candidate is eligible to undertake an FPOS (First Person On Scene) course.

Candidates attending the course must ensure they are fit and healthy and free of any existing injuries. The course can be quite arduous and is mentally and physically demanding. All candidates are required to attend the course with suitable Personal Protective Equipment. This includes suitable helmet (this can incorporate a visor or separate safety glasses must be worn during practical activity), suitable protective clothing, suitable protective footwear and suitably protective hand protection.


FPOS Course Content (Basic)

The Basic First Person On Scene course includes :

  • Scene Safety
  • Infection Control
  • FPOS Activation
  • Patient Consent
  • Ambulance Liaison
  • Patient Assessment : Examination and Assessment
  • Patient Assessment : Primary Survey
  • Airway and Breathing
  • Basic Life Support
  • Automatic External Defibrillation
  • Circulation and Shock
  • Medical Emergencies

FPOS Course Content (Intermediate)

The Intermediate First Person On Scene course includes all the above basic content and the following:

  • Patient Triage
  • Airway and Breathing (Enhanced)
  • Airway Management (Enhanced)
  • Automated External Defibrillation (with rhythm recognition)
  • Control of bleeding using tourniquets
  • Removal of crash helmets
  • Use of oropharyngeal airways
  • Oxygen Therapy
  • Assisting the paramedic
  • Moving and handling of patients

FPOS Course Content (Advanced)

The Advanced First Person On Scene course includes all the above basic and intermediate content and the following:

  • Anatomy and Physiology of the Adult and Child
  • Use of Cardiac and Respiratory Drugs
  • Paediatric Resuscitation
  • Pulse Oximetry
  • Blood Glucose Measurements
  • Management of Maternity and Obstetric Conditions

Completion of the FPOS Advanced Course programme requires 100 hours contact time in class, 2 hours assessment, 40 hours clinical practice and application under mentorship. There are a minimum of 10 different procedures to be implemented by an expert clinician suitably qualified to assess the delegate.


FPOS Course Learning Outcomes

The course will develop individuals to gain a foundation knowledge enabling them to work individually or as part of a team in a variety of FPOS situations and locations throughout the world.


FPOS Course Dates and Information

November 13th – November 16th 2017

December 4th – December 7th 2017


FPOS Course Cost

The Basic and Intermediate courses are £515 including VAT and meals.

Price on Application for the Advanced course.



Booking Enquiries

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