Table 2

‚ÄÉThree levels of paramedic at 118 Emergency Ambulance Service

Level 1Level 2Level 3
Three yearsOne yearOne year
On the job and classroomRotate between 118 and hospital departmentsOn the job and classroom
Anatomy and physiologyIntensive therapy unitPrehospital trauma life support
Basic life support skillsCoronary care unitPrehospital cardiac life support
CannulationPaediatric and neonatal ICUPrehospital neurology
Administration of drugsBurns unitPaediatric and neonatal emergency transport
Basic life supportHaemodialysis unitUrban and rural emergencies (including psychiatry and toxicology)
Ambulance drivingEmergency departmentMajor incidents
Medical first responderOperating theatresSearch and rescue techniques
Basic trauma life supportSurvival skills
Basic cardiac life support
Basic paediatric life support
Basic neurology