Emergency care services are fundamentally important to people experiencing medical or trauma related emergencies.

 

Skills is the standard setting body for first aid, pre-hospital emergency care, first responders, and ambulance. These all involve emergency care for people experiencing medical or trauma related emergencies.

The difference between them is the level of knowledge and responsibility people hold. In first aid you are focused on caring for someone until help arrives; in ambulance, you are the help that arrives, and if hospitalisation is required, you are the caring for someone until you can get them to the next level of help.