Setting the standards for specialist practice

Stuart Rutland
Monday, August 6, 2012

Over the last decade programmes have been established throughout the country that have prepared paramedics for specialist practice in primary care. As the need for safe and appropriate out-of-hospital treatment and/or referral for low-acuity cases increases, it is inevitable that the paramedic profession will take responsibility for recommending the curriculum and standards. In this article Stuart Rutland describes the approach taken in the South East Coast Ambulance Service which aims to provide an appropriate and defensible examination for paramedic practitioners.

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