Ambulance paramedic,Emergency care practitioner,Paramedic,Paramedic-ECP
Paramedics provide first aid and life support treatment in emergency situations and transport sick and injured people who require skilled treatment.
Entry is via a student paramedic position with an ambulance service trust or completion of an approved full-time university course in paramedical science. Qualification requirements for entry to university courses vary (GCSEs, A levels or equivalent). A full, manual driving licence (with appropriate classifications) is required. Paramedics working in the NHS must be registered with the Health Professions Council.
Refer The S/NVQ framework for more details
The simplified NS-SEC analytic class for this code is 3
The simplified NS-SEC operational category for this code is 7.2
Refer The National Statistics Socio-economic Classification for more details
- drives ambulance or accompanies driver to respond to calls for assistance at accidents, emergencies and other incidents
- assesses the nature of injuries, provides first aid treatment and ascertains appropriate method of conveying patient
- resuscitates and/or stabilises patient using relevant techniques, equipment and drugs
- transports and accompanies patients who either require or potentially require skilled treatment whilst travelling;
- briefs other medical staff when handing over the patient, and completes patient report forms describing the patient?s condition and any treatment provided.