Module 5 - D13, Public Order and Firearms

Police First Aid Learning, Module 5 – D13, Public Order and Firearms.

This module offers a list of enhanced first aid skills that the NPCC First Aid Forum has been advised are suitable for police personnel who are non-health care professionals.

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Empowering Police to Save Lives.

The Faculty of Pre Hospital Care Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh has defined the content of this module as achievable and legally appropriate for the Police Service.

It is not intended that all the learning outcomes should be achieved by all officers. The enhanced skills selected should be based on a risk assessment taking account of role requirements, time spent with casualty, likely injury severity, local policy and health care provision.
This learning has been designed in addition to basic foundation first aid skills, appropriate to role requirements (modules 1 Basic Life Support, 2 First Aid Skills Police (Emergency First Aider at Work) or 4 First Aid at Work Police), and should not be taught in isolation. These skills must be refreshed annually.
Where additional learning and skills beyond the remit of this module are identified through local Clinical Governance, these must be referred to the National Clinical Governance Panel for approval. If approved, relevant learning outcomes appropriate to this additional learning will be agreed and this descriptor updated.

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

Officers who are First Aid trained and have a need to undertake enhanced medical skills training on a basis consistent with their Force Threat and Risk Assessment or role requirements.

Course Requirements

Prior Learning:
FALP Module 1 Basic Life Support
FALP Module 2 First Aid Skills Police – Emergency First Aider or
FALP Module 4 First Aid at Work or First aid training appropriate to the role and decided in conjunction with local Clinical Governance.

Course Aim

On successful completion of this module, learners will be able to:
1. Manage an airway using a suitable adjuncts
2. Manage breathing complications
3. Administer oxygen in accordance with local guidelines
4. Demonstrate haemorrhage control techniques using suitable equipment
5. Demonstrate splinting techniques using suitable equipment
6. Demonstrate safe carrying and moving techniques

Course content

1. Manage an airway using a suitable adjuncts
1.1. Basic anatomy and physiology of the upper airway
1.2. Types of airway complications that will require an airway adjunct
1.3. Indications for use of airway adjuncts including contra-indications and hazards of
use:
a. Oropharyngeal airway (OPA)
b. Nasopharyngeal airway (NPA)
1.4. Indications for use of suction including contra-indications and hazards of use
1.5. Demonstrate the safe and effective use of suitable adjuncts
2. Manage breathing complications
2.1. Indications for use of a chest seal in the management of open pneumothorax
including contra-indications and complications of use
2.2. Indications for use of chest splinting in the management of thoracic injuries
including complications of use
2.3. Demonstrate the safe and effective use of equipment in managing breathing
complications
3. Administer oxygen in accordance with local guidelines
3.1. Basic anatomy and physiology of lower airway and gas exchange
3.2. Indications for use of oxygen including contra-indications and hazards of use
3.3. Safe usage and maintenance of oxygen therapy equipment
a. Pocket facemask
b. High concentration non re-breath oxygen mask
4. Demonstrate haemorrhage control techniques using suitable equipment
4.1. Indications for the application and use of haemorrhage control equipment including
contra-indications and hazards of use:
a. Tourniquet (arterial)
– application to self
– improvised tourniquet
b. Pressure dressing (trauma bandage)
c. Haemostatic tape or gauze
4.2. Demonstrate the safe and effective use of haemorrhage control equipment
5. Demonstrate splinting techniques using suitable equipment
5.1. Indications for the application and use of splints including contra-indications and
hazards of use:
a. Spinal immobilisation
b. Pelvic splints
c. Improvised splints
5.2. Demonstrate the safe and effective use of splint equipment
6. Demonstrate safe carrying and moving techniques
6.1. Principles and procedures of safe manual handling
a. HSE ‘Manual Handling’ regulations
b. Dynamic risk assessment, including rapid extrication
6.2. Indications for the application and use of supplied carrying and moving equipment
including contra-indications and hazards of use
6.3. Demonstrate the safe and effective carrying and moving techniques

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