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Poole Harbour Sea Survival - First Person on Scene (FPOS) Intermediate and Extended Skills

The Intermediate FPOS course is designed to take the First Aider on to the next skill level. Delegates will be taught the skills associated with rapid assessment, stabilisation and transfer of both the trauma victim and those suffering a medical emergency.


This qualification has been developed with the NHS Ambulance Services and is clinically endorsed by the Faculty of Pre-hospital Care. FPOS also meets the Security Industry Authority first aid requirements for Close Protection. The extended skills will be tailored to the participant’s requirements where possible. This can be orientated toward the Maritime Environment, especially for the Maritime Security Personnel in the tactical & non-tactical roles where required.



The instructors have experience in tactical medicine, the maritime environment and NHS or private operational Paramedics. All hold the relevant qualifications and skills for a great course.


The Intermediate FPOS course is run over 4 days and includes both theoretical and practical sessions, designed to develop a good all round First Responder. The course includes a comprehensive handbook.


There are practical and theory assessments throughout the course and a final assessment day. Some pre course study will be beneficial and additional evening study may be needed during the course. Successful candidates will be awarded the Intermediate FPOS course certificate in association with our training partner.


This certificate is valid for three years after which participants will have to meet the assessment standard for a new certificate to be reissued.


The course is approved by Edexcel and is IHCD managed (Institute of Health Care Development) a division of Edexcel the UK's largest qualification Awarding Body.  It is the 'Accreditation Body' of the National (NHS) Ambulance Service and is responsible for the issuing of all the certification qualifications throughout the Ambulance Services.



Course dates are available on the calendar via the home page.


fpos framework
Entry Requirements Direct Entry Direct Entry
Title First Person (Basic) First Person (Intermediate)
Pre-Hospital Environment The role of FPOS
Scene Safety
Minimising risk of infection
Post-incident procedures
As for FPOS Basic, plus Scene Management
  • Safety
  • Triage
Patient Assessment Communicating with patients
Examination and assessment
Communicating with patients
Primary survey and assessment
Safe moving and handling
Airway Management Basic airway management
  • Causes of blocked airway
  • Opening and maintaining a clear airway
  • Choking
  • Use of suction equipment
As for FPOS Basic, plus
Removal of crash helmets
Use of oro-pharyngeal airways
Respiration and Ventilation Recognition of respiratory problems
Recognition of common breathing difficulties
  • Asthama
  • Hyperventilation
As for FPOS Basic, plus
Oxygen supplementation
  • Mechanical
  • Bag/valve/mask
  • Ventilation support
  • Pocket face mask 02 nipple
Basic Life Support Perform basic life support
Recovery position
As for FPOS Basic, plus
Perform child and infant basic life support
Defibrillation Perform automated external defibrillation As for FPOS Basic, plus
Normal/abnormal heart rhythms
Circulation and Shock Recognition and initial care of haemorrhage
  • Bleeding
  • Shock (to include faints)
As for FPOS Basic
Medical Emergencies Recognition and initial care of:
Heart attack/angina
Unconscious patient Asthma/anaphylaxis
As for FPOS Basic, plus
Assisting the Paramedic
Trauma Related Emergencies Optional Unit
Recognition and initial care of injuries to bones, muscles and joints
Recognition and initial care of burns and scalds
As for FPOS Basic, plus recognition and initial care of other trauma related injuries Skeletal stabilisation



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