Emergency Care Practitioner

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ECPs support the daily on-call team, providing an ‘on-the-day’ emergency service for patients. This role involves the assessment, diagnosis, treatment or referral of patients presenting with undifferentiated and undiagnosed conditions.

To work within primary care, qualified paramedics require additional set of skills which can be acquired through work experience and additional training.

ECPs role includes:

  • Assessing and triaging patients, including same day triage and as appropriate providing definite treatment including prescribing of medication;
  • Advising patients on general healthcare and promoting self-management;
  • Performing specialist health checks and reviews, performing and interpreting ECG’s, undertaking investigatory procedures, undertaking the collection of pathological specimens.

Entry requirements:

  • Completion of an Emergency Practitioner or Specialist Paramedic course which is usually made up of two CPD modules which can be studied at either level 3 (Degree) or Level M (Masters).

To get onto the course you must be a registered healthcare professional and have access to a relevant practice environment in order to meet the learning outcomes of the module. You must also have relevant named mentor within the practice environment.

Here is a list of universities that offer this qualification.

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