A first aider is trained in emergency injury and illnesses only, providing immediate care and reassurance to prevent worsening until additional personnel arrives. First aiders have usually undergone a 3-day, 9-5 training course.
EMATS never provide first aiders by themselves to an event, they do NOT hold the correct competent training in order to discharge patients from the scene or treat a range of illnesses and injuries by themselves.
Emergency First Responder
A first responder have an intermediate level of training, they are capable of dealing with a range of patients including, trauma, medical emergencies and minor situations. These medical staff usually have experience and theoretical knowledge behind them alongside practical experience.
They are able to assist medical technicians and state registered Paramedics, able to use a variety of equipment and hold the capability to use more effective treatments and equipment to assist them in their assessment of patients. They have the backing of their training to deal with more challenging emergencies.
Ambulance technicians hold a much more in-depth and detailed knowledge of illnesses and injuries, having experience with a range of conditions and treatment in both adults and paediatric patients.
Usually, technicians have 999 NHS experience, working on frontline ambulances having undergone advanced driver training, allowing them to use blue lights and sirens to respond.
Medical Technicians are trained to a higher standard than both First Aiders and First Responders enabling them to lead a team of the medical staff at times.
A state registered, health care professional, trained to degree level empowering them with both theoretical knowledge and practical skills. Majority of Paramedics work frontline for an NHS ambulance service trust, responding to emergency calls under blue light and sirens. They hold a significant amount of equipment in order to perform life-saving interventions on scene at your event from patient assessments to gaining intravenous access to administer medical drugs.
They are trained to respond on their own in a rapid response vehicle or as a crew on an emergency ambulance and hold autonomy allowing them to discharge patients at the scene or decide on other appreciate pathways for their patients other than an A&E.