FREC: First Response Emergency Care Course
This Ofqual regulated pre-hospital care qualification is ideal for who have a specific responsibility to respond to emergency situations. The qualification is approved by Qualsafe Awards (the UK’s largest Awarding Organisation for first aid qualifications) and is clinically endorsed by The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh - Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care (FPHC). The Level 3 Certificate meets the FPHC criteria for descriptor ‘D’ provider on the PHEM Skills Framework.
The life saving skills taught are particularly suited to security staff, medical response teams, fire and police officers, industrial first aiders, healthcare providers and community responders.
The topics covered include:
• Basic Life Support (BLS) and Automated External Defibrillation (AED)
• Child and Infant BLS
• Emergency oxygen administration
• Bag Valve Mask (BVM) and pocket mask
• Trauma and catastrophic bleeding
• Head and spinal injuries
• Shock and circulation
• Sudden poisoning
• Burns and scalds
• Airway management
• Environmental exposure
• Responding to life threatening medical conditions
The Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (FREC®) is accepted as covering all learning outcomes and assessment criteria contained within the Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work qualification. As such this qualification exceeds the HSE’s standard requirements for those acting as a workplace first aider and also covers a number of additional training needs that are often identified in ‘higher risk’ working environments.