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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The scheme allows Emergency Care Practitioners to make autonomous clinical decisions within their scope of practice based on the concept of "chain of survival," (37) and allows paramedics to develop their careers outside the ambulance service in primary health care clinics and minor injury clinics.
An ambulance, emergency care practitioner and incident support officer were then scrambled to the scene.
The initiative involves an emergency care practitioner and a police officer, based in a Rapid Response Vehicle from 10pm to 4am, attending incidents within a half mile radius of the town centre.
He left the military in 1977 to work for the ambulance service, becoming a paramedic and then emergency care practitioner at Newcastle and North Tyneside Community Health.
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.
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.
Because the service is always evolving, I could be working as an emergency care practitioner or on an air ambulance.
He left military service in 1977 to work for the ambulance service, becoming a paramedic then emergency care practitioner.
50am and ambulance crews, an emergency care practitioner and an incident support officer attended along with the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance.
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.
Two ambulances, an emergency care practitioner and an incident support officer attended along with the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance.

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