From 1999 till 2004 reform in areas of Ambulance services and emergency services were beginning to sprinkle upon and NHS as part of its focus on these new services NHS has decided to introduce in the year 2004 new type of Practitioner called as Emergency Care Practitioner (ECP). An ECP is usually picked up from Paramedics, people with nursing background and other healthcare professions like physiotherapy etc.
An ECP is usually given training or they even take up courses at university level so as to get the required proficiency and in process enhance their role and its scope. Flexibility and adaptability is considered as key requisite in performing the roles and in obtaining success as a practitioner. Some of the other skills which an ECP should be able to perform are minor surgical procedures in the field, System based assessment & otoscopy/ opthalmoscopy and prescription of medicines like antibiotics. It is a requirement as apart of job role that they give immediate response to injuries in different environments like minor injury units, out of house services ands A& E departments (Accidents and Emergency departments).
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