Paramedics are emergency response medical professionals, trained in
making quick diagnoses and administering immediate medical care to
victims of accidents, violence and sudden illnesses, such as cardiac arrests
These guys also provide quick, controlled transfers to healthcare facilities,
keeping patients stable while they're in transit by using advanced
equipment and their medical expertise.
Paramedics respond to emergency calls and work under intense pressure.
Quite often, their hard work can be the difference between life and death.
As you probably know, paramedics spend most of their time in
ambulances, which are stocked with vital medical supplies and are fitted
with emergency treatment equipment, such as oxygen masks, ventilators
and defibrillators to ease respiration and aid resuscitation. These dynamic
medics also clean, dress and bandage minor and major injuries.
This lot usually work in teams, with one or two other qualified paramedics
and ambulance technicians. These guys are all trained in advanced driving
skills, emergency medical procedures and the administration of
Duties driving and staffing ambulances and other emergency vehicles
responding to emergency calls
assessing patients, providing emergency treatment and making diagnoses
monitoring and administering medication, pain relief and intravenous
using specialist equipment including ventilators and defibrillators
transporting patients to hospital and continuing to provide treatment while
providing hospital staff with patient information including condition and
helping provide patient care in hospitals and other medical facilities
communicating effectively with patients and their relatives/friends
teaching and training members of the public to use first aid techniques
24-hour shift work (including weekends) is usually a standard requirement
of the job.
Experiences / Skills A caring and outgoing personality
Good communication skills
The ability to make swift decisions and stay calm
A good level of physical fitness
Good navigational skills and driving skills