Emergency Care Practitioners are individuals trained in both nursing and Emergency Care Practitioner skills. Certain general practitioner (GP) offices employ Emergency Care Practitioners to assist in patient care. In some regions, they are employed by a network of GP practices to provide support across a specific geographic area. Emergency Care Practitioners undergo five years of medical training and are qualified to address most common health concerns.
What do Emergency Care Practitioners (ECPs) do?
Emergency Care Practitioners fulfill various roles within the realm of general practice. Their background in pre-hospital care equips them to work with individuals experiencing a wide range of health conditions, from minor issues like coughs and minor injuries to more severe conditions such as asthma and heart attacks. They collaborate with GPs to help manage routine or urgent appointments, engage in telephone triage (assessing the urgency of illness or injury), and conduct home visits. Emergency Care Practitioners in primary care can also:
Assess and triage patients, including same-day triage, and when appropriate, provide definitive treatment.
Offer advice on general healthcare and promote self-management.
Perform specialised health checks and reviews, conduct and interpret ECGs, carry out investigatory procedures, and even administer blood tests.
If a patient presents with complex issues, Emergency Care Practitioners can seek the input of a GP or another specialist to make appropriate clinical decisions.
How do they assist GP practices?
Emergency Care Practitioners can alleviate the workload of GPs by attending to patients with less complex medical needs and conducting daytime home visits. They contribute their specialised skills and knowledge to support patients who require urgent home visits and can offer guidance over the phone or in the office. This allows GP practices to allocate more time to home visits and often prevents the need for further treatment.
How Medical Staffing can assist you
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