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ECP  - Intermediate

The ECP - Intermediate is firmly based, modelled,  designed and implemented by the HPCSA and accredited by the Health Professions Council of Namibia (HPCNA), intended to be the intermediate level qualification into the Emergency Medical Services (EMS). Upon successful compliance with the examination criteria, delegates will be awarded an OSH-Med International Emergency Care Practitioner – Intermediate.

To enable the practitioner to manage a wide variety of emergency situations at a ILS level and to recognise when Advanced Life Support (ALS) measures are required and thus should be summoned.

Entry Requirements

  • Registration as an ECP-Basic with the HPCNA for min. one year or 1000 hours practical experience on an ambulance

  • Successful completion of the written entry examination and compulsory CPR Basic Life Support (i.e. adult, neonate and infant) evaluation

  • Special circumstances may be considered on application

Curriculum Subjects  

  • Professional Practice and Ethics

  • Ambulance Theory

  • Ambulance Traumatology

  • Emergency Care

  • Ambulance Technology

  • Ambulance Practice

  • Clinical and Operational Practical

Programme Objects

Includes the education of an ECP-I to render Intermediate Life Support to the sick or the injured individual, groups and the community

The candidate must be able to demonstrate his/ her skills in the use of the problem-solving process, by planning actions and the implementation and evaluation thereof

To develop the cognitive levels of knowledge, understanding and the application of knowledge concerning the type and recognition of emergency care and primary health care situations in the Republic of Namibia

To develop the psychomotor skills that are necessary to render Intermediate Life Support to patients in an emergency care and primary health situation by using and applying emergency care primary health care equipment and material


ILS Objects

At the end of Stage One, the ECP-I student must, within an Intermediate Life Support level, be able to:


    • Understand and distinguish between the concepts of health and sickness, normal and abnormal

    • Integrate and apply obtained knowledge of anatomy and physiology in the planning of emergency care actions

    • Recognise the nature, aetiology, signs and symptoms of diseases and injuries and able to plan and implement emergency care treatment

    • Recognise and understand the influence/effect of sickness and injury to the patient and the community


    • Utilise the ambulance process under direct or indirect supervision in emergency care situations.

    • Obtain, integrate and apply the relevant cognitive, effective and interpersonal skills to plan and implement the ambulance process or an Intermediate Life Support level in the emergency care situation.

    • Utilise the ambulance process to recognize emergency care situations, to prevent further injury or diseases and to implement treatment on an intermediate level.


    • Accept responsibility for acts and omissions

    • Act professionally within their Scope of practice, ethical and judicial principles

    • Recognise an emergency care situation and apply emergency care knowledge and skills independently to the benefit of the patient

    • Create/establish a therapeutic environment to promote the health care needs of the patient

    • Establish a safe environment for self, the colleagues and the patient in emergency care situations

    • Make independent decisions and act accordingly in emergency care situations

    • Apply, integrate and adhere to regulations and legislation controlling his/her profession

    • Demonstrate willingness to accept responsibility


    • Recognise the role and the place of the ECP-I within the multi-disciplinary health team

    • Recognise the effect that his/her intervention an emergency care situation has upon the sick and injured and the community

    • Distinguish between the interactions of the emergency care situation and the total health care system

    • Demonstrate his/her professional status as a member of the multidisciplinary health team

    • Utilise the facilities to the utmost for the benefit of the patient

Subject Hours - Theory

  • Professional, Practice And Ethics:  5 Hours

  • Ambulance Theory: 65 Hours

  • Ambulance Traumatology: 60 Hours

  • Emergency Care: 60 Hours

  • Ambulance Technology: 30 Hours

  • Ambulance (Classroom) Practice: 100 Hours

  • Total: 320 Hours


Subject Hours - Practical

  • Ambulance Practice : Operational

  • Frontline Vehicle Work: 120 Hours

  • Casualty/Trauma Department: 70 Hours

  • Obstetric Unit: 32 Hours

  • Primary Health Care: 18 Hours

  • Total: 240 Hours


Subject Hours - Exam

  • Sub-Total : 20 Hours


Health Professional Council Namibia

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