The evolution of the emergency care practitioner role in England: experiences and impact.

@article{Mason2006TheEO,
  title={The evolution of the emergency care practitioner role in England: experiences and impact.},
  author={Suzanne Margaret Mason and Patricia Coleman and Colin O'Keeffe and Julie Ratcliffe and Jon Nicholl},
  journal={Emergency medicine journal : EMJ},
  year={2006},
  volume={23 6},
  pages={435-9}
}
BACKGROUND The emergency care practitioner (ECP) is a generic practitioner who combines extended nursing and paramedic skills. The "new" role emerged out of changing workforce initiatives intended to improve staff career opportunities in the National Health Service and ensure that patients' health needs are assessed appropriately. OBJECTIVE To describe the development of ECP Schemes in 17 sites, identify criteria contributing to a successful operational framework, analyse routinely collected… CONTINUE READING

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