First Aid for Police, Security, Firearms and Close Protection Officers
Chris Breen has been involved in Police first aid training from basic to enhanced D13 levels and has acted as an expert assessor for officers in training in the medical management of road traffic collisions.
He is also involved in Joint Emergency Service interoperability (JESIP) Tactical and Operational Training. The aim of this work is to provide the officers with the knowledge and skills to deal with a variety of medical conditions and traumatic injuries beyond the scope of normal first aid which they may potentially encounter during their duties.
The British Medical association (BMA) have published guidance on the “Health care of detainees in Police stations”. A large proportion of detainees will be vulnerable for a number of reasons; this could be due to poverty, mental health issues or drug or alcohol dependence.