Paramedic: A description for the paramedic job

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Paramedic: Emt-paramedic Administers life support care to sick and injured persons in prehospital setting as authorized and directed by physician: Assesses nature and extent of illness or injury to establish and prioritize medical procedures to be followed or need for additional assistance. Restores and stabilizes heart rhythm on pulseless, nonbreathing patient, using defibrillator, or as directed by physician. Monitors cardiac patient, using electrocardiograph. Initiates intravenous fluids to administer medication or drugs, or to replace fluids lacking in body. Performs endotracheal intubation to open airways and ventilate patient. Administers injections of medications and drugs, following established protocols. Inflates pneumatic anti-shock garment on patient to improve blood circulation. Administers initial treatment at emergency scene and takes and records patient’s vital signs. Assists in extricating trapped victims and transports sick and injured persons to treatment center. Observes, records, and reports to physician patient’s condition and reaction to drugs, treatments, and significant incidents. May also drive mobile intensive care unit to emergency scene. May also serve as team leader for EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIANS (medical industry) 079.374-010. May also communicate with physician and other medical personnel via radio-telephone.

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