The IHCD Business and Technology Education Council (BTEC) Level 2 First Person on Scene Intermediate (FPOS I) course is designed as the next step for a first aider. It is aimed at those working in remote or hostile environments. Students will be taught the skills associated with rapid assessment, stabilisation and transfer of both the trauma victim and patients suffering a medical emergency.
This foundational and valuable course is the minimum standard for Close Protection Operatives, Community Responders and Ambulance Responders as well as those wishing to gain tier 1 medic employment.
The course includes both theoretical lectures and practical sessions, designed to develop an all-round first responder. Our instructors use a range of scenarios to prepare you for managing medical emergencies in high risk or hostile environments.
Our instructors are paramedics with a wealth of knowledge and frontline experience.
The Medic In Remote Areas (MIRA) course has been designed to provide personnel who already have experience in Pre-Hospital 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.
The Major Incident Medical Management & Support (MIMMS) course is regulated and approved by the Advanced Life Support Group (ALSG) and offers you the knowledge and systematic approach to manage a major incident. It is an introduction to the bronze, silver and gold level of the command structure.
The course develops your understanding of managing a major incident and how to interact with other emergency services. It offers the opportunity to look at how the emergency services manage an incident and the specific roles of each practitioner to achieve greater understanding. In addition, it identifies the requirements and needs of a medical commander at the scene.
It is suitable for anyone with a role in a major incident response, for example ambulance staff, nurses, medical centre staff, off-shore companies, medics in hazardous environments, private security and military personnel, health & safety advisors, petro-chemical managers and BASICs responders.