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! ]]>
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.
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 qualification||Bridging model||Desired qualification|
|HEFA||Attend an assessment day to undertake L3 FREC theory and practical assessments.||L3 FREC|
|HEFR||Attend an assessment day to undertake L4 FREC theory and practical assessments.||L4 FREC|
|HEMT||Attend a 1 week bridging course*1 and undertake L5 FREUC Bridging Ambulance Technician and Associate Practitioner theory and practical assessments.||L5 FREUC|
|L3 FREC||Attend an assessment day to undertake HEFA assessments in a Hazardous Environment.||HEFA|
|L4 FREC||Attend an assessment day to undertake HEFR assessments in a Hazardous Environment.||HEFR|
|L5 FREUC||Attend 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
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.
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:
- Human Factors in Traumatic Cardiac Arrest
- Principles of Confined Space Rescue
- Principles of Safe Working at Height
- Human Factors in Traumatic Cardiac Arrest
- Confined Space Working
- Safe Working at Height
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]]>
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
Our latest Difficult Airway Course EMS is running on the 10th-11th July, spaces are quickly running out so get in touch quickly to book your space.]]>
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