Gold standard Medic for APA rate
On set Paramedics, with 8 years frontline service with The London Ambulance Service (LAS), also trained FRU (Fast Response Unit) solo responders.
Still undertaking regular frontline work with the LAS. Ensuring that all treatment is to current guidelines and procedures.
Attending regular mandatory Training with the LAS.
Extensive Paramedic Drug bag carried
Entonox and Oxygen
Members of the college of Paramedics
Ambulance crews are the only Healthcare Professionals trained to react to emergencies, outside of the Hospital environment
Paramedics have extended skills, 1800 hours of training, over 3 years, and are Autonomous Practitioners. They are regulated by The Health Care Professional Council (HCPC) , who ensure that they maintain a high standard of practice, and training.
below are exerts from The College of Paramedics "Paramedic, Scope of Practice" document https://www.collegeofparamedics.co.uk/downloads/Paramedic_-_Scope_of_Practice_Policy.pdf
The College of Paramedics define a Paramedics’ scope of practice as;
“A Paramedic is an Autonomous Practitioner who has the knowledge, skills and clinical expertise to assess, treat, diagnose, supply and administer medicines, manage, discharge and refer patients in a range of urgent, emergency, critical or out of hospital settings”.