Emergency Care Practitioner


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Emergency Care Practitioner

A relatively new role in the NHS (UK), filled by paramedics who have received additional training at diploma, degree or postgraduate level in physical assessment, minor illnesses, minor injuries, working with the elderly, paediatric assessment, mental health and pharmacology. ECPs are trained to safely treat patients at home or refer them on to more appropriate care. ECPs carry fast response and ambulance kits, as well as additional equipment and drugs (antibiotics, analgesics, antihistamines). ECPs can test urine for signs of infection or pregnancy and clean, close and dress wounds.
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Safety of hospital staff and ambulance crews is also improved by the initiative as the emergency care practitioner can treat patients while the police officer can take violent patients directly to custody.
He left military service in 1977 to work for the ambulance service, becoming a paramedic then emergency care practitioner.
Graham Spires, 45, appeared before the Health Professions Council (HPC) after sending a sexual text message to the mother of a patient he had visited while working as an emergency care practitioner for a private company in East Anglia.
Because the service is always evolving, I could be working as an emergency care practitioner or on an air ambulance.
This could mean patients being treated at home by a nurse, paramedic or emergency care practitioner so they do not have to go to hospital.
The driver and passenger of the second vehicle were treated and discharged at the scene by the emergency care practitioner.
Emergency care practitioner Jackie Moore explained: "This initiative ensures that care home residents receive a fast and appropriate response by a suitably trained clinician if they suffer a non-life threatening accident or illness.
50am and ambulance crews, an emergency care practitioner and an incident support officer attended along with the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance.
Instead of going to hospital, children and adults with less severe injuries can be treated by an emergency care practitioner or a paediatric nurse at Shiremoor Health Resource Centre.
Mark Coatesworth, emergency care practitioner, said: "This has been set up to try to make the public more aware of the damage they are doing and how little changes can turn their life around and make them feel healthier.
Two ambulances, an emergency care practitioner and an incident support officer attended along with the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance.
QUALITY SERVICE - emergency care practitioner Chris Jarvie, who works from the Shiremoor Resource Centre PICTURE: TONY HALL www.

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