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Paramedics and Paramedic Training
1.1 I am a Paramedic
1.2 What Do Paramedics Do?
1.3 A Day in the Life of a Student Paramedic
1.4 Paramedics Recruitment
2.1 Examples of Paramedic-Related Awards
2.2 The Paramedic Association of Canada (PAC) Awards of Excellence Programme
2.3 National Collegiate EMS Foundation (NCEMSF): Organisations of the Year
2.4 Best of EMS and EMT Sites Award
3.1 Paramedic Association of Canada (PAC) Award Recipients
3.2 Association for Air Ambulance Awards Winners
3.3 Wurreker Award: Ambulance Victoria Recognised as Employer of the Year
3.4 NAEMT National EMS Awards of Excellence Recipient
3.5 Mohawk Ambulance Service Training Staff Are "Educators of Excellence"
3.6 ITIJ Awards: Air Ambulance Provider of the Year won by Luxembourg
3.7 Why King Countys EMS is the Best in the World
3.8 Dubai We Learn Initiative: Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services(DCAS)
3.9 Joint Winner of the 4th IBPC: Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services (DCAS)
4.1 Promising Practices in Emergency Medical Response at Fire Rescue Services
4.2 History of Paramedicine in Singapore
4.3 Paramedics Career Framework
4.4 What Will the Ambulance Service Look Like in 2030?
4.5 Organisation and Practices of Ambulance Services in 14 European Countries
4.6 Research into Decisions by Paramedics
5.1 CAE Virtual Paramedic: Finalist in SIMTech Serious Games
5.2 Ambulance Service Recruitment and Performance Improvement Plan
5.3 East of England Ambulance Service People and Culture Strategy
5.4 Ambulance Victoria Recruitment Process
5.5 The EMS World Expo
5.6 Paramedic Certification: National Standards in Singapore
5.7 Pioneering Paramedic Training Using 3Play Video
6.1 Paramedics Competency Standards
6.2 EMS Comparison between Finland and England
6.3 Emergency Medical Services Key Performance in Asian Cities
6.4 Top Technology to Measure Paramedic Performance
6.5 Transforming Quality in EMS
7. What do business leaders say about paramedics and paramedic training?

4.5 Organisation and Practices of Ambulance Services in 14 European Countries

Source: Netherlands Institute for Health Care Research, Netherlands (date of information: 2015)
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Application/Key learning points: Participants in this research came from 14 European countries: Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Turkey, and the United Kingdom. The one-hour long qualitative-type questionnaire comprised more than 60 questions centred on practices and the organisation of paramedic/ambulance care. The findings showed that most countries had a government-regulated programme. However, the quality of patient care varied quite substantially from country to country. Budgets were generally increasing to cater to the growing number of emergency calls with new positions being opened up. As a result of the findings, the researchers propose a forum for greater collaboration and dialogue at the international level; this will enable best practices to be shared and ambulance care to be further improved in the coming years.

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