In Recent years there has been an expansion of paramedics into Emergency Care Practitioners. These are senior paramedics that undertake further exams to be able to differentiate minor illness and injury complaints just as ENPs do. We have found that many paramedics succeed in these roles as the differentiation of illness and injury is a greater part of paramedical science then standard nursing training.
Paramedics have already a responsibility to aim only to bring patients to hospital that will benefit from it, this means that they have discharged patients on scene and are happy to manage the responsibility that comes with that. Prescribing can be an issue at present for ECPs so ADPRAC tends to work with employing trusts to work on PGDs that ECPs can use to allow them to give drugs to patients as an when required within the confines of the trust’s system.