• Emergency Care

    The following professions are registered under the auspices of the board:

    • Basic Ambulance Assistants (BAA)
    • Ambulance Emergency Assistants (ANA)
    • Operational Emergency Care Orderly (OECO)
    • Paramedics
    • Emergency Care Technicians (ECT)
    • Emergency Care Practitioners (ECP)

Emergency Care Providers are responsible for providing pre-hospital advanced life support and rescue services to critically ill or injured patients. This involves gaining access to the patient, often in hostile environments, providing emergency medical care and stabilisation in the field, and ensuring their transportation by whatever means to the most appropriate medical facilities for definitive care and onward management. Emergency Care Providers usually operate in an Emergency Medical Service (EMS) system which is an integral component of any national health structure and their duties may also include the transportation of patients between different specialised health care facilities locally, nationally and internationally.

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