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The QA Level 4 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF) is a regulated and  nationally recognised prehospital care qualification specifically designed for those  looking to progress their career within the NHS or private ambulance services as an  emergency care assistant,  
intermediate ambulance practitioner, event medical provider, associate practitioner or  healthcare assistant. It is also ideal for those who are looking to work within  specialist roles in the military, police and fire services. As the next step for those who  have completed the QA Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF),  this qualification provides learners with a wider scope of practice in prehospital care  emergencies, allowing for greater employment opportunities. It also forms part of  
a progressive suite of prehospital care qualifications that lead to the QA Level 6  Diploma in Paramedic Practice (RQF). Fulfilling the competencies set out in the PHEM  skills framework at descriptor level E, this fantastic qualification providers learners  with the knowledge and skills needed to be able to respond to a wide range of  prehospital care emergencies, such as: major incidents, fracture immobilisation, sick  and injured children, mental health crisis and more.

Course Content 
Initial patient assessment 
Physiological observations 
Anatomy and physiology 
Heart disease 
Electrocardiogram application and monitoring 
Managing a patient’s airway – supraglottic airways 
Medical gases – including dosages and administration 
Thoracic trauma 
Sepsis 
Maternity care 
Respiratory disorders and infections 
Mechanisms of injury and kinetics  
Triage  
Full body and limb immobilisation 
Sexual assault  
Major incidents 
Psychosocial development in children 
Emergency care for sick and injured children 
Mental health crisis 
Assisting the clinician with clinical interventions 

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