Module 3 - Custody First Aid

Police Custody First Aid Learning, Module 3

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Empowering Police to Save Lives.

Our Police Custody First Aid learning – Module 3 is purposed for all police personnel who are responsible for the care and oversight of detainees such as custody sergeants, gaolers and detention officers.

Module 3 – Custody First Aid supplements the first aid skills outlined in module 2 and covers a range of medical situations that personnel working in a custody environment are likely to encounter.

NATIONAL FRAMEWORK

The ATACC Group are the holders of the National Framework awarded by the Police and Crime Commissioner for Greater Manchester Police to deliver their First Aid learning programme and clinical governance.

Course Information

Course Summary

Our Custody First Aid – Module 3 – offers a new evolution in first aid, providing learners with first aid skills in a new and innovative way, the course was written by leading healthcare professionals with the and introduces the refined casualty assessment algorithm, ‘B.U.R.P.S’.
A key part of providing first aid is how we assess the casualty, especially if the problem is not immediately obvious or we are unsure how serious it is. B.U.R.P.S is just one of the First Aid at Work – FTACC key tools that empower first aiders to simply and quickly manage what they are called to attend.

Course Requirements

Module 2 First Aid Skills Police (Emergency First Aider at Work), initial or refresher

Course Aim

On successful completion of this module, learners will be able to:
1. Measure respiration
2. Manage a casualty who is having an asthma attack
3. Manage a casualty who has fainted
4. Manage a casualty with a head injury
5. Manage a casualty who is convulsing
6. Manage a casualty with unstable diabetes
7. Manage a casualty who has been poisoned
8. Manage the control of infection
9. Manage the control of infestations
10. Manage the use of ligature removing devices
11. Recognise Acute Behavioural Disorder

Course content

1. Measure respiration
1.1. Recognise respiration by using appropriate senses
1.2. Monitor and record respiratory rate and depth
1.3. Identify when respiration rate and depth are indicating a medical emergency
2. Manage a casualty who is having an asthma attack
2.1. Recognise dangers to own and casualty’s safety and take appropriate action
2.2. Identify that casualty is having an asthma attack
2.3. Position casualty correctly
2.4. Assist casualty with self-administration of prescribed medication reminding casualty to use as advised by GP/pharmacist/drug manufacturer/police surgeon
2.5. Recognise when to obtain medical help
2.6. Reassure casualty
2.7. Monitor casualty’s condition in particular their breathing and react appropriately to any changes
2.8. Record time and amount of relief medication taken
3. Manage a casualty who has fainted
3.1. Recognise dangers to own and casualty’s safety and take appropriate action
3.2. Identify that a casualty has fainted
3.3. Position the casualty correctly and keep warm
3.4. Reassure casualty
3.5. Monitor casualty’s condition and react appropriately to any changes
4. Manage a casualty with a head injury
4.1. Recognise dangers to own and casualty’s safety and take appropriate action
4.2. Recognise the signs and symptoms relating to head injuries
4.3. Demonstrate how to examine a head injured casualty
4.4. Treat any obvious injury
4.5. Position casualty correctly and keep warm
4.6. Recognise importance of obtaining prompt medical help
4.7. Recognise changes in levels of consciousness and react appropriately
4.8. Monitor casualty’s vital signs at 10 minute intervals and react appropriately to any changes
5. Manage a casualty who is convulsing
5.1. Recognise dangers to own and casualty’s safety and take appropriate action
5.2. Minimise the risk of self-injury
5.3. Recognise the signs and symptoms relating to epilepsy
5.4. Reassure casualty
5.5. Recognise when to obtain medical help
5.6. Monitor and record casualty’s condition and react appropriately to any changes
6. Manage a casualty with unstable diabetes
6.1. Recognise dangers to own and casualty’s safety and take appropriate action
6.2. Identify casualty with hypoglycaemia or hyperglycaemia
6.3. Check casualty for evidence that casualty may be a diabetic
6.4. Give sugar to a conscious casualty with hypoglycaemia
6.5. Recognise when to obtain medical help
6.6. Monitor casualty’s condition and react appropriately to any changes
7. Manage a casualty who has been poisoned
7.1. Recognise dangers to own and casualty’s safety and take appropriate action
7.2. Take immediate steps to sustain life
7.3. Try to ascertain the type of poison involved
7.4. Identify the signs and symptoms of alcohol poisoning and withdrawal
7.5. Identify the danger signs of drug misuse
7.6. Monitor casualty’s condition and react appropriately to any changes
7.7. Transfer casualty to hospital as soon as possible
7.8. Communicate any relevant information about the poison to the appropriate authority
8. Manage the control of infection
8.1. Identify sources of infection to self and others
8.2. Identify sources of infection to casualty
8.3. Take action to prevent infection of self
8.4. Take action to prevent infection of casualty
8.5. Demonstrate use of protective equipment
9. Manage the control of infestations
9.1. Identify infestations on individuals
9.2. Take action to prevent spread of infestation to others directly
9.3. Take action to prevent spread of infestation to others indirectly
9.4. Report infestation to appropriate person
10. Manage the use of ligature removing devices
10.1. Demonstrate the use of a ligature removing device
10.2. Apply the components of the chain of survival
10.3. Apply the DRAB mnemonic to BLS
10.4. Take appropriate life saving action
11. Recognise Acute Behavioural Disorder
11.1. Identify the warning signs of Excited Delirium and ABD
11.2. Recognise when to obtain medical help

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