Healthcare professionals’ understanding of the knowledge, skills and training of
their counterparts from other disciplines cultivates appreciation and respect within the
workplace. This, in turn, results in better teamwork and improved patient care. Emergency
departments are places where emergency care practitioners (ECPs) engage with doctors,
nurses and clinical associates. Whilst the importance of inter-professional communication and
teamwork between in-hospital professionals and pre-hospital emergency care providers is
acknowledged, no literature could be found describing exactly how much these in-hospital
professionals understand about the training and capabilities of their ECP colleagues…more