PHECC Registered

Our Paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians are licenced by PHECC (Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council) and they operate to the PHECC Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG’s 2017 Edition) - Click here to check the PHECC register

HEART ER Ltd., is committed to our patients and customers in providing the best possible care to our patients. To ensure this we have a strict recruitment process and a robust training system that ensures all staff employed by HEART ER Ltd., are both clinically qualified, professional and have a natural empathy and compassion for those in their care and for the families of our patients. 

All staff are interviewed, medical skills and knowledge assessed, reference checked and Garda vetted. Our staff must work to the highest clinical standards and ethics in their positions. Our staff sometimes work in very stressful situations and we have access to Critical Incident Stress Management programme should they require it. 

All our ambulance staff must be:

  • In good standing with the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council
  • Upskilled to the latest CPG’s currently – 2017 Edition
  • Fit to Practice
  • Have a full, clean driver’s license preferably a C or C1 license - (driving is restricted to over 25’s for insurance purposes)
  • As part of our recruitment process they must submit to Garda Vetting

Paramedic
All our Paramedics are registered with the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council and skilled emergency medical care practitioners who are trained to, and maintain a, high standard of professional competence.

The role of a paramedic includes assessing of the needs of a patient, making informed clinical decisions, planning and delivering appropriate interventions whilst monitoring a patient’s condition. A Paramedic has a higher skill set in patient management and is licenced to use a greater range of medications than an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT).

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
All our Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) are registered with the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council and skilled emergency medical care practitioners who are trained to, and maintain a, high standard of professional competence.

The role of the EMT includes assessing of the needs of a patient, making informed clinical decisions, planning and delivering appropriate interventions whilst monitoring a patient’s condition.