Clinical competencies in pre-hospital critical care

This study examines the clinical competencies of paramedics, critical care paramedics (CCP) and critical care doctors (CCDr) practising within the former Great Western Ambulance Service (GWAS). Between September 2012 and January 2013, researchers reviewed standard operating procedures, professional guidance documents, equipment available to the practitioner and clinical records, as well as conducting direct observations and surveying each professional group to determine their clinical competencies.

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