Welcome to the information and resources area for all course directors and faculty members.

The tabs on the left provide access to information and course resources to support your role within our faculty. This includes information on the day rates we currently pay, our expenses policy, code of conduct etc. as well as information on our health and safety policy for courses, the courses themselves, access to the slide sets, instructors’ notes and venue information. Please note that at the start of each course you will be asked to confirm that you have read the Association’s health and safety policy for courses.

You will need to use our expenses claim sheet for claiming your professional fees and associated travel costs and this form is provided within the expenses tab.

We will supply you with a number of branded polo shirts (delivered with the course equipment at the first course you teach on), if you’d like to purchase a fleece, you can do so with a 15% discount on the standard retail price. Simply purchase through the online shop and apply the discount code Instr15% at the checkout. Please note that this discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer and allows you to purchase a single fleece only.

Thank you for all you have done, and continue to do for the Association in regard of our courses.

Tony Kemp MBE

Chief Officer | British Association for Immediate Care

01473 359921 | tony.kemp@basics.org.uk

The health, safety and welfare of faculty, students and others with whom there is interaction and who are affected by our presence is paramount.

  • Please note that the requirement for all students and faculty to wear face masks whilst in plenary session. Faculty members presenting in a plenary session may remove their face mask but should wear a face shield to minimise aerosol transmission. During scenarios learners and any participating faculty should wear face masks, face shields, plastic aprons and gloves.
  • The face shields are re-usable across the duration of the course by the same individual subject to being wiped down with a disinfectant wipe between uses.

At the start of each course the faculty will be asked to confirm that they have read the Association’s courses health and safety policy, the policy is available for download using the button below.

Download the courses Health and Safety Policy

In accordance with UK legal requirements the British Association for Immediate Care maintains Employers and Public Liability Insurance.

Whilst UK law requires the relevant certificate to be displayed in the Association’s office and it is provided here for your reference. It is important to note that the following restrictions apply:

  • Students and faculty are not insured to operate hydraulic rescue or cutting equipment including those that are manual powered.
  • Clinical care for persons injured or taken unwell and treated by faculty members is not provided for.

As representatives of the Association faculty members are expected to conduct themselves appropriately at all times.

Introduction:

All faculty members are employed as sub-contracted staff to the Association, and as such are required to abide by the code of conduct whenever employed by, and therefore representing the Association in their faculty role. This includes during the duration of the course or event, including outside of the timetabled hours whilst socialising and when staying in accommodation paid for by the Association. The purpose of the code of conduct is to uphold the reputation of the Association through personal and professional behaviours which include actions and omissions as well as all forms of speech or communication, no matter in what format.

Dress code:

Whilst instructing, faculty members will wear an instructor’s polo shirt (supplied by the Association) and ID badge along with suitable other personal apparel that is both comfortable and practicable. This should include neutral coloured long trousers, socks and enclosed footwear appropriate to a professional situation which may include neutral coloured shoes, boots or trainers. When wearing PPE, appropriate footwear must be worn along with, as appropriate, helmets, eye protection and debris gloves.

Items of personal clothing worn should not promote or otherwise advertise competitive courses, this includes through the wearing of badges etc. Examples of competitive courses include those that have a focus on care in the pre-hospital enviroment.

Instructional behaviours:

Whilst recognising that different individuals have preferred teaching styles, it is important that fundamental instructional behaviours are maintained. Faculty members should assist individual learners to achieve the course objectives through providing a positive learning experience. Time management is an individual responsibility and it is important that all instructors seek to maintain the programme timings at all times for the benefit of their peers and the students. When providing feedback in any form, it is important that key points are exemplified so as to bring context and learning to the student(s) involved. It is important that faculty seek to reinforce good practice and recognise stepping stones in students moving towards success, this does not negate discussing negative aspects of performance where appropriate.

The curriculum model used within the Association’s courses is a spiral curriculum, this recognises and seeks to understand a students current knowledge level and to build upon these though reinforcement, review and incorporation within further levels of learning and practice so that experience gained is reflective and focused on building knowledge and expertise throughout the course.

Personal behaviours:

At all times within the context of the course as explained above, faculty members are expected to behave in a manner that respects others with whom they interact whether in their presence or not. This includes peers, students, venue and hospitality staff as well as members of the public. Relationships should be maintained at a professional level and romantic liaisons outside of established relationships should not occur.

Respecting others:

Implicit within the above is the principle of a commitment to tolerance and respect of the views and attitudes of others. This extends to all matters of race, colour, gender and sexuality. Bullying and prejudicial behaviours will not be tolerated and may lead to immediate sanctions where deemed necessary.

Professional registration:

Faculty members are expected to be in good standing, with a licence to practice, with their professional regulatory body whilst undertaking sub-contracted employment with the Association. As such, faculty members must inform by email, without prejudice, Tony Kemp should they become subject to any investigation by their professional regulator or when subjected to any practice restrictions.

As of September 2020 the day rates increased.

All faculty are employed on a sub-contracted basis and as such are responsible for their own income tax and national insurance arrangements.

  • Instructor rate, per day: £200.00
  • Course directors supplement, per course: £100.00

Where course accommodation is at a B&B rate only, we are happy to provide a cash advance of £25 per day for the course duration (ie 3-days for a PHEC, 5-days for an ICC). please email your request to Derek Eade stating which PHEC you are teaching on and confirming your bank account details (sort code and account number). This should be received no later than the Wednesday prior to the start of the course.

Faculty members are reimbursed for their out of pocket expenses alongside their professional fees when teaching on courses and at events.

As sub-contracted employees of the Association, all faculty members are responsible for their own tax affairs with HMRC or their relevant statutory authority. Expenses claims will only be paid if accompanied by relevant receipts using the expense claim form available below.  Please note that your claim should be submitted within 8-weeks of the course or event and will not be accepted beyond 3-months after the close of the financial year.

Expenses advance

In those instances where we are unable to provide accommodation packages including an inclusive evening meal we are happy to provide an advance of £25 per day. this can be arranged by emailing your request to Tony. Any advances are then offset against your final expenses claim.

Download the Expenses Claim Form

Travel expenses:

  • Travel to and from the venue is payable as per the following HMRC guidance:
    • By car: The Association will pay for a maximum total mileage of 10,000 miles per course at £0.55 and any further mileage at £0.35.
    • By motorcycle: £0.30 as a flat rate.
  • Parking and toll fees are claimable for reimbursement.
  • Travel by public transport should be at standard (economy) class and supported by receipts.
    • Where special offers or other provision allow you to travel in premium or first class at the same or a lesser rate than standard rate you will be reimbursed at the rate paid. In such instances your claim must include evidence of the standard rate for the period you travelled.
  • Where necessary, to facilitate travel between an airport or station and the venue (or vice-versa) you should choose the most cost-effective mode of public transport that provides for any luggage you are carrying and time constraints.

Accommodation and subsistence:

  • Accommodation will normally be booked and paid for by the Association. Where this is the case, it is normally booked on a bed, breakfast and evening meal basis unless it is also serving as the course/event venue when the booking will be on a full board basis. Where not included, a daily bar bill of £8.00 (including alcohol) may be claimed for each nights’ accommodation, this should be accompanied by the relevant receipts.
    • Accommodation should not be self-booked unless pre-authorised.
  • Whilst travelling, subsistence may be claimed when the length of a single journey exceeds 2-hours:
    • As appropriate, lunch (including tea, coffee and other non-alcoholic refreshments): a maximum of £15.00
    • As appropriate, evening meal (including tea, coffee and other non-alcoholic refreshments): a maximum of £25.00
    • Where a meal is not taken, tea, coffee and other non-alcoholic refreshments, including snack: a maximum of £8.00
  • Courses and events will normally include refreshments and appropriate meals, therefore further subsistence claims will not be met throughout the period(s) when the course or event is running.

Course directors bring experience and course management skills to all of the Association’s educational offerings. Whilst in most cases any issues and concerns arising are resolvable at the time, there may be occasions when support or advice is required. In such instances, including out of hours, the first point of contact is Tony Kemp on 01473 359921 (07545 972796 – out of hours)

An overview of the course directors’ role:

  • Pre-course, timetable allocation of faculty prior the course.
  • Pre-course, liaison with the office course planning team.
  • Onsite, allocation of venue facilities (i.e. rooms, equipment etc).
  • Onsite, management of the faculty team.
  • Onsite, management & coordination of the course.
  • Onsite, maintenance of course registers, sign off of student assessment records & certificates.
  • Onsite, responsibility for problem resolution.
  • Onsite, health and safety management.
  • Onsite, equipment prepared ready for collection at the end of the course.
  • Email back a post-course course report (download from button below).

Download Course Report form

The Course Directors’ Box

This will be found within one of the zipped compartments in the laptop case. It contains the following

  • The named certificates of successful completion for your signature and award (these replace the Faculty certificates).
  • Blank certificates of attendance for those deemed to have not successfully completed the course (these require you to insert the students name, course completion date & your signature).
  • Spare continuous assessment sheets (should a student lose theirs)
  • Sew on PHEC badges for each student completing the course,  no matter which certificate they receive.

Please return the students’ completed continuous assessment form in this box.

Each instructor has an important role that extends beyond simply teaching.

We want you to enjoy teaching and your part in our courses. There is no doubt that the courses are busy and at times can be demanding, that said as a team the course faculty enable the learner’s participation and facilitates their learning. The 2020 courses introduce continuous assessment whilst removing summative assessment, this brings your mentorship role more into focus as part of your wider course role.

As a short course any form of assessment is challenging. Summative assessment significantly eats into the course programme and brings the limitations of a snap-shot approach to successful completion despite all the learning that has gone before. It does provide for a clarity of can perform providing nerves, comprehension and context are aligned.

Continuous assessment achieves the same at a wider holistic level whilst reduces the overall stress allowing the learners to demonstrate their learning. It also provides for an experiential approach that includes recognition of issues and remedial action without penalty providing that patient safety is maintained within the context of the competency standard. An important part of the continuous assessment for the Association’s courses is that there a single patient encounter requiring demonstration of the synthesis of knowledge and skills within a single patient encounter.

Mentorship:

It is therefore, very important that mentors and their mentees touch base regularly to confirm & monitor progress. This must be undertaken towards the end of days one and two and ideally, particularly where concerns exist or have been expressed, more frequently.

The instructors role summarised:

  • Prepared for their role prior to attending the course(s).
  • Have read the Association’s Health and Safety Policy prior to the course commencing.
  • Prepare and maintain the course equipment appropriately throughout the course.
  • Maintain a tidy working area.
  • Adhere to the Association’s code of conduct for our faculty.
  • Submit their expenses within 8-weeks of the end of the course.

This area contains resources and guides for course equipment

  1. Little Anne Cricothyroidotomy Trainers – there are two provided for each course and replace the cadaveric sheets’s larynx used previously. The user instructions are available here.

Putteridge Bury Conference Centre, Hitchin Rd, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU2 8DL

Located in the beautiful Bedfordshire countryside midway between Luton and Hitchin, the Putteridge Bury Conference Centre is a part of the University of Bedfordshire. Easily accessible by road or train it sits midway between the M1 and A1 north/south routes as well as being only a few minutes taxi ride from Luton Airport and mainline rail stations at Luton and Hitchin.

Undertaking your Course at Putteridge Bury provides beautiful surroundings with modern learning technology and lots of space for learning as well as free parking on-site.

Getting to Putteridge Bury

By Road

From M1
Exit at junction 10 and follow signs for Hitchin (A505). Entrance is signposted soon after the Butterfield roundabout.

From A1(M)
Exit at junction 8 and follow signs for A602 to Hitchin. Then follow signs for Luton (A505). Entrance is signposted just before the Butterfield roundabout.

Parking

There are 150 free parking spaces available.

By Rail

Luton (Thameslink and East Midlands trains) and Hitchin (Great Northern) are the nearest railway stations.

By Air

Luton International Airport is a 10-minute taxi ride away.

Yarnfield Park Conference & Training Centre, Yarnfield, Staffordshire, ST15 0NL

Yarnfield Park is easily accessible from the M6, has excellent rail links to Stafford and Stoke mainline stations and is around an hour from Manchester, Birmingham and the East Midlands airports. Combining on-tap refreshments and cafeteria meals for all of our courses with on-site accommodation, including bed, breakfast & evening meal at amazing prices an an optional extra.

Also on-site is a Costa Coffee (not included in the course refreshments package) and for those choosing use Yarnfield’s accommodation package there is a bar available to residents.

Getting to Yarnfield Park

By Road

• Junction 14, M6: 10 minutes from Yarnfield Park
• Junction 15, M6: 15 minutes from Yarnfield Park

NB. If approaching Yarnfield Park from the south on leaving the M6 J14 your Satellite Navigation system may direct you up the A5013/ Eccleshall Road. However the quickest way is to take the A34 north towards Stone and enter Yarnfield Lane at the Wayfarer pub on the left.

Parking

Over 400 free spaces on-site.

By Rail

• London to Stafford: 1hr 15 minutes, trains run every half hour
• Birmingham to Stafford: 30 minutes, trains every half hour
• Manchester to Stoke: 35 minutes, trains every half hour
• Leeds to Stoke: 1hr 45minutes, trains every half hour
• Cardiff to Stafford: 2hrs 40 minutes, trains every half hour
• Edinburgh to Stoke: 3hrs 40 minutes, trains circa every hour

By Air

• Birmingham Airport: 1hr by car or train, 49 miles
• Manchester Airport: 1hr 10 minutes by car or train, 47 miles
• East Midlands Airport: 1hr 10 minutes by car or train, 48 miles

DWFRS West Moors Training Centre, Three Cross Rd, West Moors, Dorset, BH21 6QS

The West Moors Training Centre is located to the north of the coastal towns of Poole and Bournemouth in Dorset in southern England. It is owned and operated by the Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Undertaking your Course at West Moors provides a specialist training venue with lots of space for learning and includes dedicated RTC training facilities. There is free parking on site. Being close to the to the towns of Wimborne, Ringwood, Christchurch, Poole and Bournemouth there are an abundance of hotels and guest houses etc. to match every budget.

Getting to the West Moors Training Centre

By Road

Situated a couple of miles off the A31 at West Moors the training centre is conveniently located for those arriving by car.

Location and directions on Google maps.

Parking

There is free parking available at the centre.

By Rail

Bournemouth Station is 14-miles away.

By Air

The Bournemouth Hurn International Airport is less than 8-miles away, although it has limited airlines using it.

London Gatwick and London Heathrow Airports are a 1.5 – 2-hour train journey away whilst Southampton Airport is an hour away by train.

You will be working outside for parts of the course, come prepared!

You will be working outside, no matter what the weather, and so its important that you come prepared for everything the British weather can throw at you! We suggest layers so that if you are cold initially you can layer up and as you warm up you can layer down. A wet weather layer is also sensible and if you have them some waterproof leggings are not a bad idea.

Wherever practicable your PPE is preferable for when working outside and, as appropriate, this should include helmets, goggles and debris gloves where available.

Don’t forget to bring your instructor’s polo shirts and faculty ID card!

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The Carnival Immediate Care Course (CICC) is designed, delivered and certificated by the British Association for Immediate Care. 

2022 CICC course re-write

The CICC Course has been completely rewritten for courses from June 2022 onwards.

The focus remains on P&O’s medical and nursing staff who, as part of their ship-wide responsibilities provide a team based emergency response to crew and passengers alike.

Course programme

The programme is divided over two days and includes plenary lectures and workshops, small group work and scenarios. The slide set is provided as downloadable PDFs further down this page.

CICC Course programme

Continuous assessment

The CICC Course uses a process of continuous assessment. This allows the learner’s to demonstrate key competencies within the courses programme rather than. relying on a timely summative assessment during the final day of the course. Each student is provided with their own Continuous Assessment Record which they are responsible for ensuring is completed in time to be returned to the course faculty at the start of the afternoon break on day two. This will allow the course director to confirm which students, if any, have not satisfactorily completed the course and to prepare the certificates for the closing session.

Continuous assessment record form

The continuous assessment criteria require safe and timely interventions across a number of areas. This does not require perfection from candidates but does require demonstration of process, thinking and application with the clinical skills being used being undertaken safely and appropriately. This does allow for recognition of issues and problems and their correction. Not all of the competency areas are mandatory for award of the certificate of successful completion, this is because  competency statement 7 includes multiple domains within a single patient encounter.

It is not possible for all competencies to be achieved within a single scenario and therefore it is important that the learners’ are aware of the need to seek out opportunity for signs off throughout the course rather than relying on a single scenario at the end of the course!

Notes re completion of the record:

  1. Statement 1 – May be achieved within any appropriate scenario where not demonstrated in the the assessment skill station during the course.
  2. Statement 2 – Can be achieved within the Airway and Breathing workshop or the resuscitation scenario stations if required. The airway may be any that is used  in combination with a bag-valve device.
  3. Statement 3 – Should  be achieved in the circulation workshop. Control of external haemorrhage may be by the application of any piece of equipment suitable to the task.
  4. Statement 4 – Timely use of an AED should minimally demonstrate application, analysis and return to chest compressions. Can be achieved in the Medical resuscitation scenarios or in some of the scenarios in scenario stations  6 & 7.
  5. Statement 5 – This may be achieved in many of the courses medical or trauma related scenarios as well as the splintage workshop.
  6. Statement 6 – this may be achieved in the splintage workshop or some of the trauma scenarios following.
  7. Statement 7 – This must be a single scenario i.e. the care of one patient as provided in scenario stations 6 & 7 during the afternoon of day 3. Statement 7d refers equally to issues of analgesia and reassurance as warranted

Candidate record sheet

In addition to the continuous assessment record kept and maintained by each participant, the faculty keep and maintain the candidate record sheets. These allow the faculty to note progress and concerns that together inform their decisions on each candidate. Whilst kept and maintained by the faculty they may be seen by the candidate when their progress is being discussed and at the conclusion of the course so that the candidate has the opportunity to photograph them alongside their continuous assessment sheet.

Candidate record sheet

Certification

The certificates for successful completion of the course are supplied pre-completed, where Carnival have provided student names ahead of the course, in the course pack and require countersigning by one of the course team to validate them at the time of issue. Where a student does not complete the course to the standard required for full certification they are awarded a certificate of attendance, with the certificate of successful completion being destroyed by tearing in half and being disposed of. Blank certificates of attendance are supplied in the course pack and are filled in and countersigned by the course director prior to being given to the student(s).

Slides (as pdfs)

  1. Introduction
  2. The scene
  3. Cause & mechanism
  4. The ABC approach
  5. Airway & Breathing workshop
  6. Circulation workshop
  7. Trauma resuscitation
  8. Spinal care
  9. Pharmacology
  10. Medical resuscitation

Comments & suggestions

Comments on the presentations, including amendments and suggestions should be emailed to Tony Kemp, please ensure you provide the name of the session and the slide number(s) concerned.

The Immediate Care Course  (ICC) is designed, delivered and certificated by the British Association for Immediate Care. 

The course regulations are contained within the Course Information Form (CIF) available for download below.

Download the CIF

2021 ICC course design

The ICC course is a new course entirely.The focus is to to prepare HCPs for a primary response role within an immediate care scheme etc and to assist those preparing to sit the DipIMC,RCSEd.

ICC course flyer

Whilst  the Foundation Material textbook is provided for all students as part of their pre-course learning (posted 6-weeks prior to their course starting). it is supplemented by an online Reading & Learning Resources area for students, also  available pre-course, that directs them to a range of optional texts and online resources including the Oxford handbook of Pre-Hospital care, podcasts and apps. The course includes a continual assessment model similar to that undertaken on the PHEC.  Those students who do not meet the criteria demonstrating competence are awarded a certificate of attendance as detailed below.

Whilst initially having a strong RTC trauma focus (part of day 1 and all of day 2) the ICC includes medical emergency care, paediatric care and PHEA assist. The last two modules are taught on days 4 & 5.

Course programme

The programme is divided over fivedays and includes plenary lectures and workshops, small group work and scenarios. The slide set is provided as downloadable PDFs further down this page.

ICC Course programme

Continuous assessment

The ICC Course uses a process of continuous assessment. This allows the learner’s to demonstrate key competencies within the courses programme rather than. relying on a timely summative assessment during the final day of the course. Each student is provided with their own Continuous Assessment Record which they are responsible for ensuring is completed in time to be returned to the course faculty at the end of the course. This will allow the course director to confirm which students, if any, have not satisfactorily completed the course and to prepare the certificates for the closing session.

Continuous assessment record form

The continuous assessment criteria require safe and timely interventions across a number of areas. This does not require perfection from candidates but does require demonstration of process, thinking and application with the clinical and associated on-scene skills being undertaken safely and appropriately. This does allow for recognition of issues and problems and their correction. All of the competency areas are mandatory for award of the certificate of successful completion. Competency statement 5 is a summative statement applicable to their performance across the whole course

Notes re completion of the record:

  1. Statement 1 – May be achieved within any appropriate scenario where not demonstrated in the the review workshops on day 1.
  2. Statement 2 – Can be achieved within any scenario including life-threatening circulatory compromise.
  3. Statement 3 – Requires completion on day 2 and must include an effective analgesic strategy discussed within the care of the patient rather than included as an afterthought to an instructor’s question at the end of the scenario. Terminal questioning can. be used to explore further the learner’s analgesic strategy.
  4. Statement 4 – This must be a single scenario i.e. the care of one patient as provided in scenario stations and include satisfactory aspects of all the domains within the competancy.
  5. Statement 5 – This is a retrospective competency statement across the whole course and therefore should not be signed off until the end of the course.
  6. Statement 6 – Specific to the PHEA module.
  7. Statement 7 –  Specific to the paediatric module and should occur within a single scenario.

Candidate record sheet

In addition to the continuous assessment record kept and maintained by each participant, the faculty keep and maintain the candidate record sheets. These allow the faculty to note progress and concerns that together inform their decisions on each candidate. Whilst kept and maintained by the faculty they may be seen by the candidate when their progress is being discussed and at the conclusion of the course so that the candidate has the opportunity to photograph them alongside their continuous assessment sheet.

Candidate record sheet

Certification

The ICC certificate is awarded by the Association and does not carry Faculty endorsement. The certificate includes an individually numbered holograph to prevent copying.

The certificates for successful completion of the course are supplied pre-completed in the course pack and require countersigning by the course director to validate them at the time of issue. Where a student does not complete the course to the standard required for full certification they are awarded a certificate of attendance, with the certificate of successful completion being destroyed by tearing in half and being disposed of. Blank certificates of attendance are supplied in the course pack and are filled in and countersigned by the course director prior to being given to the student(s).

ICC sew on badge

All students who attend and complete the PHEC Course receive a sew on badge, they are available for the different professions.

Slide set with presenters notes (as per 15 September 2021)

The lectures and some of the workshops are supported by 12 PowerPoint presentations. Each one is provided below as a PDF file for download. The course laptop will provide the ICC Course lectures as a slide show run off a single master slide with links to each slide set embedded.

Comments on the presentations, including amendments and suggestions should be emailed to Tony Kemp, please ensure you provide the name of the session and the slide number(s) concerned.

Slides:

  1. Introduction
  2. The role, conundrums & concepts
  3. Trauma resuscitation
  4. Analgesic strategies
  5. The lethal triad
  6. Traumatic brain injury
  7. Acute behavioural disorders
  8. Silver trauma
  9. ROSC management
  10. Critically ill/injured & pregnant
  11. Paediatric airway & breathing
  12. Paediatric circulation
  13. Paediatric analgesia

Scenarios

The scenarios are provided as a guide with parameters to be defined by the faculty.

Scenarios

The Pre-Hospital Emergency Care (PHEC) Course is designed, delivered and certificated by the British Association for Immediate Care. 

The course regulations are contained within the Course Information Form (CIF) available for download below.

Download the CIF

2020 PHEC course re-write

The PHEC Course has been completely rewritten for courses from October 2020 onwards.

The focus has been changed to an introductory course for those interested in a PHEM career and to support occasional first responders awaiting an ambulance response such as within primary care, event medicine, occupational health etc. The ICC becomes the course designed to prepare HCPs for a primary response role within an immediate care scheme etc. Non-HCPs such as associate practitioners and emergency care workers, including those working and volunteering for the voluntary services, can access the course.

PHEC flyer

Key changes include the move away from the issuing of the Foundation Material textbook to students as part of the course. instead there is an online Reading & Learning Resources area for students available pre-course that directs them to a range of optional texts and online resources including podcasts and apps. The course has moved to a continual assessment model which provides around 5-hours extra teaching time in place of the written and practical assessments, which included around 4-hours of waiting time. Those students who do not meet the criteria demonstrating competence are awarded a certificate of attendance as detailed below.

From the outset of the PHEC Course, the focus has shifted from a clear division of trauma and medicine to introduce co-morbidity and this is reflected in the scenarios. Trauma resuscitation is taught as an early and separate issue to the medical causes of cardiac arrest. The spiral curriculum model means that as the course progresses  topics and skills encountered earlier in the course arise in combination with other areas of focus introducing complexity so as to reflect reality whilst developing a more holistic practitioner.

Course programme

The programme is divided over three days and includes plenary lectures and workshops, small group work and scenarios. The slide set is provided as downloadable PDFs further down this page.

PHEC Course programme

Continuous assessment

The PHEC Course uses a process of continuous assessment. This allows the learner’s to demonstrate key competencies within the courses programme rather than. relying on a timely summative assessment during the final day of the course. Each student is provided with their own Continuous Assessment Record which they are responsible for ensuring is completed in time to be returned to the course faculty at the start of the afternoon break on day three. This will allow the course director to confirm which students, if any, have not satisfactorily completed the course and to prepare the certificates for the closing session.

Continuous assessment record form

The continuous assessment criteria require safe and timely interventions across a number of areas. This does not require perfection from candidates but does require demonstration of process, thinking and application with the clinical skills being used being undertaken safely and appropriately. This does allow for recognition of issues and problems and their correction. Not all of the competency areas are mandatory for award of the certificate of successful completion, this is because  competency statement 7 includes multiple domains within a single patient encounter.

It is not possible for all competencies to be achieved within a single scenario and therefore it is important that the learners’ are aware of the need to seek out opportunity for signs off throughout the course rather than relying on a single scenario at the end of the course!

Notes re completion of the record:

  1. Statement 1 – May be achieved within any appropriate scenario where not demonstrated in the the assessment skill station during the course.
  2. Statement 2 – Can be achieved within the Airway and Breathing workshop or the resuscitation scenario stations if required. The airway may be any that is used  in combination with a bag-valve device.
  3. Statement 3 – Should  be achieved in the circulation workshop. Control of external haemorrhage may be by the application of any piece of equipment suitable to the task.
  4. Statement 4 – Timely use of an AED should minimally demonstrate application, analysis and return to chest compressions. Can be achieved in the Medical resuscitation scenarios or in some of the scenarios in scenario stations  6 & 7.
  5. Statement 5 – This may be achieved in many of the courses medical or trauma related scenarios as well as the splintage  workshop.
  6. Statement 6 – this may be achieved in the splintage workshop or some of the trauma scenarios following.
  7. Statement 7 – This must be a single scenario i.e. the care of one patient as provided in scenario stations 6 & 7 during the afternoon of day 3. Statement 7d refers equally to issues of analgesia and reassurance as warranted.

Candidate record sheet

In addition to the continuous assessment record kept and maintained by each participant, the faculty keep and maintain the candidate record sheets. These allow the faculty to note progress and concerns that together inform their decisions on each candidate. Whilst kept and maintained by the faculty they may be seen by the candidate when their progress is being discussed and at the conclusion of the course so that the candidate has the opportunity to photograph them alongside their continuous assessment sheet.

Candidate record sheet

Certification

As part of the overall marketing strategy the PHEC Course is endorsed for its content and delivery by the Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. This endorsement is shown on our certificates which have been redesigned and now include an individually numbered holograph to prevent copying.

The certificates for successful completion of the course are supplied pre-completed in the course pack and require countersigning by the course director to validate them at the time of issue. Where a student does not complete the course to the standard required for full certification they are awarded a certificate of attendance, with the certificate of successful completion being destroyed by tearing in half and being disposed of. Blank certificates of attendance are supplied in the course pack and are filled in and countersigned by the course director prior to being given to the student(s).

PHEC sew on badge

All students who attend and complete the PHEC Course receive a sew on badge.

Slide set with presenters notes (as per 1 Dec 2020)

The lectures and some of the workshops are supported by 22 PowerPoint presentations. Each one is provided below as a PDF file for download complete with the presenter’s notes. The course laptop will provide the PHEC Course lectures as a slide show run off a single master slide with links to each slide set embedded.

Comments on the presentations, including amendments and suggestions should be emailed to Tony Kemp, please ensure you provide the name of the session and the slide number(s) concerned.

  1. Introduction
  2. The scene & what it tells us
  3. Cause & mechanism
  4. The ABC Approach
  5. Airway & breathing workshop
  6. Circulation workshop
  7. Trauma resuscitation
  8. Pharmacology in trauma care
  9. RTC working – the principles
  10. Spinal care & extrication
  11. CVS illness
  12. Medical resuscitation
  13. Medical emergencies
  14. Mental health – capacity issues
  15. End of life care & DNAR
  16. The seriously unwell pregnant patient
  17. Major incident overview
  18. Triage
  19. Radio communications
  20. Mass gatherings and events
  21. Stadia working (Green Guide)
  22. The evolving terrorist attack

Scenarios’ document

The scenarios document provides the details to the various scenarios within the PHEC Course. These are written as guidance and their general direction should be followed.

Scenario stations 6 & 7 provide the necessary inclusions for the competencies within the competency statement 7 of the students’ assessment form. It is important that instructor’s ensure that all students have equal opportunity to attempt these scenarios. Each scenario station comprises 4 scenarios and each student syndicate has 6-participants. The final two scenarios in the last group of the day are therefore provided for students, where necessary,  who need a second run at achieving competency.

Scenarios document  (updated 12 Feb 2021)

Response bag for use by student syndicates

From April 2021 the green response pages have been replaced for the PHECC and ICC courses with new Red PAX bags. Each bag is marked externally with a syndicate number (GRP1, GRP 2 etc) and comprises a number of modules clearly marked as to their purpose alongside an oxygen cylinder, suction and splintage.

View the contents of each bag on the (downloadable) PDF file.

April 2021

The PHEC for sports therapy students is a bespoke 2-day course delivered to undergraduate sports therapy students that is designed, delivered and certificated by the British Association for Immediate Care.

It is a requirement of their professional registration on graduating that they have undertaken specific pre-hospital emergency care training and the PHEC Course for sports therapy students is a recognised course for this purpose.

Sports therapy students

Sports therapist work in a range of sports and health settings such as gyms etc. They undertake a 3-year BSc honours degree programme accredited by the Sports Therapy Association. Essentially lay persons their medical knowledge is limited and their bespoke PHEC Course provides training to an advanced first aider/community responder standard. The course is therefore not a cut down PHEC but is rather a standalone course where many skills are relatively unfamiliar to the students

Course programme

The programme is divided over two days and includes plenary lectures and workshops, small group work and scenarios. The slide set is provided as downloadable PDFs further down this page.

Course programme

Certification

As a bespoke course the PHEC for Sports Therapists is not endorsed for its content and delivery by the Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

The certificates for successful completion of the course are supplied pre-completed in the course pack and require countersigning by the course director to validate them at the time of issue.

Slide set

Slide set with presenters notes (as per 1 Sep 2020)

The lectures and some of the workshops are supported by 7 PowerPoint presentations. Each one is provided below as a PDF file for download complete with the presenter’s notes. The course laptop will provide the PHEC Course lectures as a slide show run off a single master slide with links to each slide set embedded.

Comments on the presentations, including amendments and suggestions should be emailed to Tony Kemp, please ensure you provide the name of the session and the slide number(s) concerned.

  1. Introduction
  2. Mechanism
  3. ABC Methodology
  4. D Disability
  5. BLS AED
  6. Head & Neck Injury
  7. Sudden Illness

Covid-19 has introduced a new dynamic, your safety and other members of the faculty, students, venue staff and all others with whom we interact is our number one concern.

Due to the pandemic we have restricted our courses to a maximum of 12-students and working with the venues provide a safe and enjoyable learning environment. Wherever possible we will be working in the open and when inside our venues offer large spaces laid out to permit social distancing. When working with others within a skill station or scenario we’ll provide face shields, masks, apron and gloves as well as hand gel. All equipment following use will be wiped down with surface disinfectant  wipes  before repacking.

In line with the current requirements you should provide your own face coverings for other occasions where they are appropriate when on site.

We do realise that these arrangements do have the potential to your change the learning experience but we are determined that with your help it will remain fun and positive.