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Easter Egg Hunt

The Easter Bunny has hacked our website and has hidden three Easter Eggs among its pages. The Easter Eggs total over £1000 worth of discounts on our ORMS Trauma Experience 19th – 23rd August 2019. Each egg can only be used only once so the race is on. Be the first to find an egg and use it to book onto the week and you will secure the discount for yourself. Hurry, hurry, hurry, before someone else uses it! ]]>

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Courses for responders in Hazardous and Non-Hazardous Environments

Bridging models for HEMT and FREC qualifications

We have been working closely with Qualsafe Awards (QA) to provide ORMS students with a clear and concise pathway to gaining Ofqual regulated prehospital care qualifications, which will also provide FREC Learners with a route to progress into a career in Hazardous or Non-Hazardous medical response.

Dual Qualification

We can now offer our students the opportunity to achieve certification in one or both awards (by sitting some additional components):

  • Hazardous Environment First Aid (HEFA) students can also work towards the QA Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF) (L3 FREC)
  • Hazardous Environment First Responder (HEFR) students can also work towards the QA Level 4 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF) (L4 FREC)
  • Hazardous Environment Medical Technician (HEMT) can also work towards the QA Level 5 Diploma in First Response Emergency Care (RQF) (L5 FREUC)

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Bridging Models

Students can now apply for RPL against either qualification; if successful they will need to attend a short bridging model (see table) to achieve the additional qualification.

Current qualificationBridging modelDesired qualification
HEFAAttend an assessment day to undertake L3 FREC theory and practical assessments.L3 FREC
HEFRAttend an assessment day to undertake L4 FREC theory and practical assessments.L4 FREC
HEMTAttend a 1 week bridging course*1 and undertake L5 FREUC Bridging Ambulance Technician and Associate Practitioner theory and practical assessments. L5 FREUC
L3 FRECAttend an assessment day to undertake HEFA assessments in a Hazardous Environment. HEFA
L4 FRECAttend an assessment day to undertake HEFR assessments in a Hazardous Environment.HEFR
L5 FREUCAttend a 1 week bridging course*2 and undertake HEMT assessments in a Hazardous Environment.HEMT

*1 – The 1-week HEMT to L5 FREUC Bridging course will consist of:

  • Management of medical emergencies in ‘domestic settings’
  • Management of trauma emergencies in ‘domestic settings’
  • Moving and handling in the prehospital care environment
  • Academic research and writing skills
  • Theory and practical assessments including witness testimony, Learner workbook, invigilated exam, poster presentation and observed practical assessments.

*2 – The 1-week L5 FREUC to HEMT Bridging course will consist of:

  • Management of medical emergencies in ‘hazardous environments’
  • Management of trauma emergencies in ‘hazardous environments’
  • Moving and handling considerations for care in ‘hazardous environments’
  • Human factors in hazardous environment emergency care 
  • Theory and practical HEMT assessments in a Hazardous Environment

More Information

Qualsafe Awards (QA) Prehospital Care Qualifications

The QA FREC courses are specifically designed for those seeking a career in the NHS or private ambulance services as an emergency care assistant, intermediate ambulance practitioner, event medical provider, associate practitioner or healthcare assistant.  They are also ideal for those who are looking to work within the event and security medical sector.

ORMS Hazardous Environment Medical Courses

The ORMS Hazardous Environment courses are specifically designed for those providing medical care in hazardous or austere environments.  They provide the learner with the same knowledge and skills expected in non-hazardous environments but ensure that the learner is prepared for the challenges faced in these non-standard areas of practice.

Originally designed to meet the needs of those working in Search and Rescue (SAR) Helicopters, the courses would also be appropriate for those working in the event medical sector, lowland SAR, Mountain Rescue, Military, Police and Fire & Rescue services.

This suite of courses is utilised nationally and internationally by SAR Helicopter providers as it is highly focused on the provision of care whilst understanding the physical constraints that the environment may impose.


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ORMS Trauma Experience 2019

19th – 23rd August 2019, Maximum number of attendees = 8 This is a brand new event from ORMS and promises to be a real game changer.  You will have the opportunity to complete 3 highly regarded courses in the field of prehospital care:

In addition, you will attend workshops on:
  • Human Factors in Traumatic Cardiac Arrest
  • Principles of Confined Space Rescue
  • Principles of Safe Working at Height
Finally, you will get the opportunity to practice these skills in scenarios, focussed on trauma encountered in industrial settings. If all of this isn’t enough, the fee includes your accommodation and all of your meals whilst staying at our facility in Snowdonia, North Wales. We have deliberately kept numbers to a maximum of 8 to ensure you receive the highest quality experience. The price, £1500, represents real value for what promises to be an informative & exciting experience. Book soon to avoid disappointment. [gallery ids="254,656,604,605,257,603,255,229,231,796" type="rectangular"]]]>

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ORMS Trauma Experience

  • Essentials of Advanced Airway Management
  • NAEMT Pre-hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) Course
  • The Point of Care Ultrasound (PoCUS) Course
  • Industrial Rescue Workshops
  • Industrial Trauma Scenarios
  • “The ORMS Trauma Experience” includes Full Board Accommodation at our centre in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales.  You will have the opportunity to complete the courses above with the addition of specially designed workshops, focusing on:
    • Human Factors in Traumatic Cardiac Arrest
    • Confined Space Working
    • Safe Working at Height
    You will also have ample opportunity for practice during the week and a full day of industrial trauma scenarios. If you are interested in “The ORMS Trauma Experience” and would like to know more when we release dates and finalise the price just Like this post and we’ll get in touch.]]>

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    We have spaces left on our Pre-hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) course running in December. PHTLS is internationally recognised as the leading continuing education programme for pre-hospital emergency trauma care.  PHTLS is accredited by the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT). The course is aimed at any person engaged in the delivery of pre-hospital care to trauma patients.  It is taught in accordance with the PHTLS syllabus but also has a strong emphasis on hazardous and industrial rescue environments. BOOK YOUR PLACE ONLINE]]>

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    Human Factors in Hazardous Environments

    Human Factors in Hazardous Environments course develops your knowledge and skills in the application of Human Factors (HF) principles in a variety of hazardous environments that you may encounter when providing care or rescue activities. You learn through a mixture of online learning and a 5 day workshop where you will be “thrown in” to environments including:

    • Water Rescue
    • Working at Height
    • Confined and Restricted Spaces
    • Tactical Considerations
    • Fire and Rescue Searches
    We have a few spaces left on the course running 30th July – 3rd August but if you want to take part you’ll need to book by 20th July to allow time for the online activities. Book Here [gallery ids="261,260,259,257,251,252,253,254,255,256,258" type="rectangular" orderby="rand"]]]>

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    ORMS approved to run Difficult Airway Courses

    ORMS gains centre approval for Difficult Airway Courses (DAC). We are delighted to announce that we have recently gained centre approval to run Difficult Airway Courses for our clients and for open courses in Wales. We recently ran our first course with Jamie and Scott from the Prehospital Care Consultancy and it was received well by all those that attended. We will be running all three of the main courses regularly:

    • DAC EMS
    • DAC Essentials
    • DAC Fundamentals
    Get in touch to book your space, our next DAC EMS course will be run at our centre on the 10th-11th July.]]>