Nurses and paramedics need a badge to identify them when they go out in a regular ambulance or a PIT ambulance. This allows them to be easily identified in the performance of their duties. The badge can be obtained by holding a valid licence.
- Paramedics can obtain this licence by taking training at the provincial training centres, passing the exams and having a positive internship report.
- Nurses can also obtain a licence, but are exempted from part of the training at the provincial training centres. Nurses with a special professional title of emergency and intensive care don’t need to take any additional training in order to obtain a badge.
- No badge and therefore no licence are required to perform the MUG/SMUR function.
NUMBER OF CARE WORKERS BY TYPE WITH LICENCE AND BADGE (31/12/2020)
Source: E-CAD, Department of Health Care Professions, FPS HFCSE