Overview – FPOS
The AoFAQ Level 3 Award in The First Person on Scene Intermediate (RQF) qualification has been designed to provide the knowledge and skills to stabilise a patient for up to forty minutes until an ambulance or other pre-hospital care provider arrives.
The knowledge and skills taught as part of the course are designed for the first person at the scene to intervene within a scope of practice to utilise lifesaving interventions to preserve life and prevent deterioration of the patient.
This qualification is the foundation for AoFAQ’s suite of Pre-Hospital Care qualifications and enables progression up to a Level 4 Diploma.
Clinical endorsement of the qualification is by the Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care, Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh and the Association of First Aiders. The qualification meets Grade descriptor C of the faculty of pre-hospital care, pre-hospital emergency medicine skills framework.
Overview – MIRA
The MIRA course has been designed to provide personnel who already have experience in prehospital care, the added skills and knowledge to be able to deal with casualties in remote and challenging environments. The course focuses on stabilisation of the casualty, through to the skills required for prolonged field care until the arrival of the emergency services.
The MIRA course is ideal for medical professionals who work in or want to work within remotes areas as a tier 1 remote medic.