Four Difference Sectors In The Support Of Service Users

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Task 3- Support

There are four difference sectors which are involved in the support of service users which are statutory, private, voluntary and informal. The statutory sector provides care for service users which is funded by the government for example the NHS. The statutory sector would provide care for a service user who has suffered from a stroke by giving them the medication they require and even surgery if necessary. The statutory sector would also provide a GP to consult with someone who has contracted influenza.

The private sector involves organisations which provide care that service users have to pay for, these private sector organisations make profit out of the money they receive for the care they provide for example Bupa.
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During a service users time with a paramedic it is very important that the right actions are taken. According to American Stroke Association (2014) "the service users airways, breathing and circulation should be supported and oxygen should be given if needed, a prehospital assessment should also be performed and a time should be established as to when the symptoms began". Paramedics do their job mainly in an ambulance providing care for service users before they arrive at hospital, they will also inform other medical professionals in the hospital of a service users current condition. Paramedics typically work for the statutory sector and usually work alongisde another one or two paramedics when caring for a service user. One of them may drive the ambulance to hospital as quickly and as safely as possible whilst the others try to improve the situation of the service user. Paramedics provide care for people of all ages with any illness, they aim is to preserve life in order for the service users to receive medical attention at …show more content…
They do this by helping them to re learn actions such as walking and making a drink. Whereas a paramedic provides care for a service user before the recovery process begins, they provide service users with essential care and treatment to improve their condition. For example, when someone has suffered from a stroke a paramedic might try and regulate their breathing. On the other hand an occupational therapist may help someone to begin to walk again if they had lost feeling in one side of their body when they had a stroke. However a similarity between a paramedic and an occupational therapist is that both of them can work both for the statutory and private sector. Although paramedics usually work for the national health service (NHS) they can also work for private ambulance services. Occupational therapists can also work under the NHS but can work for themselves or a private business which may mean that a service user is seen to sooner due to shorter waiting

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