FPOS-i First Person on Scene Intermediate

FPOS-i (First Person On Scene Intermediate) has been designed to equip learners with the skills, knowledge and confidence to help a person in a life threatening situation.

FPOS is designed for designed for those who are likely to be first on the scene of an emergency incident when a person’s life is in danger, such as community responders, fire and police personnel, industrial first aiders and those who want to achieve more than First Aid.

This qualification has been developed with the NHS Ambulance Services and is clinically endorsed by the Faculty of Pre-hospital Care. FPOS also meets the Security Industry Authority first aid requirements for Close Protection Operatives

Course Length

4 days.


Multiple choice exam and Practical Assessment.


Successful candidates will receive a First Person on Scene (Intermediate) Certificate Valid for 3 Years

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Course Contents

The Pre-Hospital Environment

  • The Role of the FPOS
  • Scene Management
    • Safety
    • Triage
  • Minimising the Risk of Infection
  • Post-incident Procedures

Patient Assessment

  • Communicating with Patients
  • Primary Survey and Assessment
  • Safe Moving and Handling

Airway Management

  • Basic Airway Management
    • Causes of a Blocked Airway
    • Opening and Maintaining a Clear Airway
    • Choking
  • Use of Suction
  • Removal of Crash Helmets
  • Use of oropharyngeal Airways

Respiration and Ventilation

  • Recognition of Respiratory Problems
  • Common Breathing Difficulties
    • Asthma
    • Hyperventilation
  • Oxygen Supplementation
  • Mechanical
    • Bag/valve/mask
    • Ventilation Support

Basic Life Support

  • Perform basic Life Support
  • Recovery Position
  • Perform Child and Infant Basic Life Support


    • Normal/abnormal Heart Rhythms
    • Automated External Defibrillation

Recognition and Initial Care of Haemorrhage

  • Bleeding
  • Shock (including faints)

Medical Related Emergencies

  • Recognition and Initial Care of:
    • Heart Attack/Angina
    • Diabetes
    • Stroke
    • Epilepsy
    • Unconscious Patient
    • Asthma/Anaphylaxis
  • Assisting a Paramedic

Trauma Related Emergencies

  • Recognition and Initial Care of Injuries to Bones, Joints, Tendons and Ligaments
  • Recognition and Initial Care of Burns and Scalds
  • Recognition and Initial Care of Other Trauma Related Injuries
  • Skeletal Stabilisation

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