FAQ Level 3 Award for First Responders on Scene: Emergency First Responder (RQF) FROS® - Online Blended Part 1

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Monitoring a Patient

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Once you have treated someone with a tourniquet or haemostatic dressing, you need to care for them before the emergency medical services arrive. It is important to keep them warm. As you get cold and hypothermic, your blood's ability to clot is reduced, making their situation worse.

You can keep them warm with the use of foil blankets or normal blankets to keep their body heat in.

Keep talking to them and try to keep them calm to help them deal with the situation. If they get upset they are more likely to make shock worse.

While you are with them, make sure to document the times when you applied the treatment. Also, make sure the dressing packets are tucked under the dressings ready for the hospital to see.

The main problem you will encounter is shock so expect and treat shock by laying them down and elevating their legs if possible to allow surplus blood to be returned to the body's vital organs.

Keep monitoring their vital signs and treat what you see.

Finally, make sure you give all the information about the accident, injury and treatment to the EMS on their arrival. This will help them to give the correct care and to pass on the information to the hospital.

Learning Outcomes:
  • IPOSi Unit three LO3.1, 3.2, 3.3 & 3.4