Date lodged: 29 November 2017
To ask the Scottish Government how many level 3 ambulance technicians there are; what training they receive, and what their duties are.
Answered by: Shona Robison 19 December 2017
There are currently 400 trainee technicians in the Scottish Ambulance Service. The main duties of technicians include:
Assessing and managing patients using appropriate techniques
Conveying patients to hospital, or another setting if necessary
Supporting paramedics to carry out interventions as required
Ensure equipment is safe, clean and in good working order
Training of ambulance technicians is an operational matter for the Scottish Ambulance Service.