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Control measure

Handover of a casualty to a medical responder

TRAINING SPECIFICATION

Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome

Handover of accurate standardised information

Understand:

  • The procedure for effective handover of accurate standardised information to a local medical responder
  • The information that should be captured
  • That the handover form should not contain any data that could identify the casualty
  • The process for providing a verbal handover to medical responders

Handing over the casualty to attending medical resources

Understand:

  • The importance of handing over information about the casualty’s injuries and condition
  • The need for one copy of the handover form to be given to the medical responder
  • The need for one copy to be retained by the fire and rescue service

Practical application

Control measure element Learning outcome

Provide a structured handover when transferring a casualty to medical responders

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Provide a structured handover when transferring a casualty to medical responders

Complete two copies of a casualty handover form

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Complete and correctly distribute two copies of a casualty handover form