I'm collecting research on care scopes and educational requirements for these providers as based on the model used in the UK.
(any country is fine as long as we can communicate)
If possible I would like to contact one of these providers to ask questions supporting (or possibly devastating) my hypothesis as how the UK model and the "EMS agenda for the future" (2010) differ. Contact with an authority is more or less needed to get the provider's perspective as I develop my arguments in how this person would function as they exist in socialized medicine and a private/"universal healthcare"/future agenda (whatever that means) system benefit to the public and allied health professions in hospital.
Any ideas or leads appreciated.
You might try looking into Alaska, I believe that some of their medics in the remote parts of that state have a pretty extended scope of practice as well
I received your your PM will reply today.
In the mean time have a look at www.paramedicpractitioner.com (my site) which gives you an idea of extended drug and intervention protocols. That said we don't really have protocols as we write out own scope of practice. Also most of what we do is not prescribing drugs or performing an invasive skill - most of the time is care plans and referral pathways to anywhere else other than the ED via ambulance.