Helping patients

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:

Whilst attending an incident you will provide care and support to the patient. You will monitor the patient’s pulse, oxygen level and administer oxygen if the patient’s 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.

You will obtain any relevant history from the patient or family and gather items such as medication so they can go to hospital with the patient if required.

If 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 crew which is en-route.