ECSW


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ECSWEast Central Synod of Wisconsin (Milwaukee, WI)
ECSWEast Coast Sailing Week
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In Ryhope, Sunderland, as many as three ambulance crews manned only by ECSWs - with no paramedic or advanced technician on board - regularly attend incidents.
But health chiefs at the North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) say the deployment of ECSWs as a first-response team has dramatically increased the survival rate of cardiac arrest.
Trevor Johnson, Unison's lead officer for health, said: "The dispatching of ECSWs without a paramedic is something we have been concerned about for some time and we're currently in discussions with the North East Ambulance Service about the issue.
"The ECSWs go out and are asked to attend emergency calls.
The role of ECSW is misleading the public into thinking that the crew attending their loved ones is a fully qualified paramedic/technician combination.
They are recruiting more technicians who, though not trained to the extent of paramedic, are able to assess, treat and monitor patients and administer certain drugs (something the ECSW Yvonne Gallagher, a 23-year-old trainee chiropractor from Cardiff: "They are being prissy about it if they are worrying about surgery or spending too much on grooming."