Vocational training project ambulance

The summer holidays draw to a close, the children returned to school and UNAH resumed his pilgrim’s staff in his quest for recognition of the profession.
During the first half, UNAH Languedoc-Roussillon was to prepare a dossier of proposals to change our training. This project, verified and validated by local medical authorities, will now be subject to the higher authorities.
Our current certificate that relegates us in the last ranks of European countries requires the creation of a higher level even if it is only for the purpose of harmonization with our neighbors and economic partners.

The project is a one-year training that is comparable to existing EMTs under a name or another in various industrialized countries (I’m not talking about Paramédiques” which are still a notch above).

Of course, this is a “chunk” you hear about for ages but in this time of transition, it would be crazy not to realize that if a degree of evolution is not taken soon, c entire profession ambulance that will suffer.

The obstacles are many and vivid reactions will certainly well ….


Some will fear not having the capacity to upgrade. The private will highlight the inadequacy of prices and the inability to raise wages. The C.N.A.M. will not want to hear of any increases. The training will be much more expensive and more difficult to access …. etc ….. etc …..

But conversely (and still loose), many small businesses can not train their staff, or even recycle elsewhere. They can not invest in the latest technology equipment. The gap with hospital standards is widening more and more. Firefighters are therefore increasingly ambulance which has a huge cost to local communities. The disappearance of the ambulance (or relegated to the status of mere carriers, which is the same) would place us at the same level as the third world countries in health transport. The French exception VSL already pulls us down for years and just see the number of micro-enterprises that make 75% of their turnover with their “Taxi ambulance” to persuade.

Yet a responsible and balanced within the AMU partnership can not be only for the benefit of all, they are firefighters, EMS or ambulance and especially users …….!

Remember the passage of ambulances to non-approved accreditation requirements. The transition took several years and barriers were leveled calmly. It does not have a system to put another but the evolution is stepwise and is sometimes a source of pain but it is inevitable. Solutions always exist with a little willingness on the part of all!

Hospital ambulance, because of their specific missions, have their role to play. Access to training or information is easier than in the private sector. The CESU naturally use our services as golf courses for students CCA under the own teaching mission at the public hospital. We are suppliers test their innovations and are attentive to our reports, we develop and validate our structures of new techniques in sensitive areas such as hygiene, specific charges taken, etc …
We share our knowledge our trainees during training service or individual. Ah! Obviously this is not the case everywhere.
Some institutions have not yet understood that the hospital ambulance may be cheaper being better managed than subcontracting private and they have, in addition, a real public service but the information goes better now eyes open more.

We have also our strengths to take an active part in the destiny of our business and I am confident that, very soon, it will be impossible not to see our status become so obsolete and offset face reality. Private ambulance, straddling two departments have similar worries and only our level of professionalism pourra we open a good future in the service of our fellow citizens.

As usual, all this is only my opinion, Eric Vivien, hospital ambulance base😉