Incidents attended by a Community First Responder
As a Community First Responder, you will never knowingly be sent to any incident where there is any risk or danger to yourself.
You will be asked to attend incidents of the following nature:
- Abdominal pain
- Allergic reaction
- Breathing problems
- Diabetic emergency
- Chest pain
- Loss of consciousness
- Cardiac arrest
- Respiratory arrest
Whilst attending an incident you will provide care and support to the patient. You will monitor the patients pulse, oxygen level and administer oxygen if the patients condition requires. You will apply bandages and dressings to wounds if an injury has occurred and monitor the patient's condition whilst awaiting an ambulance. In more serious cases such as cardiac arrest, you will start CPR and if required deliver an electric shock using an automated defibrillator in an attempt to restore the heart to a normal rhythm.
In addition to the provision of care to the patient you will obtain any relevant history from the patient or family and gather items such as medication so they are available should the patient require transportation to hospital.
Should you note any deterioration in the patient's condition you will contact the Emergency Operations Centre with an update which will be passed to the ambulance which is en-route to you