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Since October 2012, the Department “Development of project and Innovation (R + D + i)” of SGS is coordinating a European Project of the Leonardo da Vinci Programme (Transfer of Innovation), entitled "Trans_ambulance", which aims to adapt and transfer the training materials developed in Spain for training ambulance and health emergencies technicians, to France, United Kingdom and Ireland.
At present, there is an heterogeneity in training about emergency medical transport, between countries and even within the same country. Normalize the contents of the training at the European level, it means that the supply and demand of training follows the same criteria, promoting the professionalization of workers and their mobility between companies and countries. This will lead to a European standard, which does not exist at present, and the sector have achieved a staff more trained with these standards.
Spain already has a professional certification for the sector, validated by the Ministry of Education. This certificate unique in Europe, will serve as reference for the standardization of training at European level, with learning tools based on the use of digital contents and interactive environments that enable E-Learning web or online learning.
This project led by the Association of Ambulance (ANEA) and coordinated by SGS is also involved by other partners in other EU countries:

  • Fédération Nationale des Transports Sanitaires (France)
  • National Association of Private Ambulances (United Kingdom)
  • Murray Ambulance Service Ltd. (Ireland).

In this first and a half year, will run the "study of training needs in this area in each of the participating countries" and "adaptation, development, improvement of the following training contents and transfer of innovation on same ":

  • M0069: Preventive maintenance of the vehicle and control of their endowment.
  • M0070: Basic life support techniques and advanced life support.
  • M0071: Immobilization, mobilization and patient transport Techniques.
  • M0072: Psychological and social support Techniques in crisis situations.
  • M0140: Professional Practices not working.
  • Simulador 117: Emergency Technician: preventive maintenance of the vehicle and the control of their material.
  • Simulator 129: Simulator in logistic emergency health.
  • Simulator 130: Initial care in emergency situations.
  • Simulator 131: Simulator of initial care in emergency situations.
  • Simulator 132: Simulator evacuation and patient transfer.

After the adaptation of content, will proceed to develop a "pilot training tool 2.0” with workers of the sector and trainers in each of the partner countries.
The implementation of each workpackage of this project requires celebrate five "international meetings", one of which has already taken place in Spain:

  • Spain: november 2012.
  • France: 2013.
  • Ireland: 2013.
  • United Kingdom: 2014.
  • Spain: 2014. The project will close disseminating their results among workers of the sector, trainers, institutions, organizations....

In this first phase and meeting of the project to ensure widespread, the opening partnership meeting was held in Toledo (Spain) in November 2012, along with the "Days of Non-Emergency Medical Transport" attended by companies in Spain
ANEA, decided to unify the two spots to share experiences and knowledge between firms in the same country and in other countries.
For more information please click TRANS_ambulance project.

For more information please contact:

SGS Tecnos S.A. Valencia
Ronda Narciso Monturiol 5 Parcela 115
Parque Tecnológico de Valencia
Paterna (Valencia) 46988
t: +34 961 86 89 00
f: +34 961 32 24 63


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