Levels of pre-hospital care workers in different countries

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In the UK[edit | edit source]

  • First Responder (Community First Responder, Neighbourhood First Responder) (BLS)
  • Emergency Care Assistant - ECA / ECSW (BLS)
  • Emergency Medical Technician - (BLS)
  • Advanced Emergency Medical Technician - (ALS)
  • Paramedic - (ALS)
  • Emergency Care Practitioner - (ALS)
  • BASICS Doctor (Either work from their own vehicles or on the Air Ambulances) - (ALS)

In the USA[edit | edit source]

  • First Responder (BLS)
  • Emergency medical technician - Basic (BLS)
  • Emergency medical technician - Intermediate (ALS)
  • Emergency medical technician - Paramedic (ALS)

In Canada[edit | edit source]

In The Netherlands[edit | edit source]

  • Ambulance driver
  • Ambulance nurse
  • Mobile Medical Team consisting of surgeon/anesthesiologist and IC/trauma nurse transported by a helicopter or ground-bound vehicle driven by an ambulance driver; only used in conjunction with a regular ambulance; seven teams throughout the country, four of which have a helicopter

In Germany[edit | edit source]

  • Rettungshelfer
  • Rettungssanitäter
  • Rettungsassistent
  • Notarzt

In Denmark[edit | edit source]

  • Ambulanceassistent
  • Ambulancebehandler
  • Paramediciner
  • (Ambulancelæge) Anesthesiologist with an ambulancebehandler or paramediciner as driver/assistant; only used in conjunction with a regular ambulance.

In Spain[edit | edit source]

  • Técnico en Emergencias Sanitarias - TES (EMT Basic-BLS)
  • Enfermero de Emergencias (Emergency Nurse - ALS)
  • Médico de Emergencias (Emergency Physician - ALS)