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Control measure

Risk assess and adopt the appropriate level of casualty care

TRAINING SPECIFICATION

Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome

Clinical governance

Understand:

  • The reasons why fire and rescue services providing casualty care that is over and above first-aid regulations should have appropriate clinical governance in place
  • The need for the fire and rescue service to have obtained clinical governance leadership from a healthcare professional
  • What activity in the organisation should consider clinical governance arrangements

Providing casualty care under the direction of medical responders

Understand:

  • That personnel may need to provide casualty care at an incident under the direction of medical responders
  • The need to nominate a competent firefighter to assist with the care being administered to the casualty

Practical application

Control measure element Learning outcome

Provide casualty care following their service policies, procedures or tailored guidance

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Provide appropriate casualty care, while following:
    • Service policies
    • Service procedures
    • Tailored guidance

Support the delivery of casualty care by following the instructions of medical responders

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Appoint a competent person to assist with casualty care
  • Ensure the instructions of medical responders are followed