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paramedic

, paramedical
1. a person, such as a laboratory technician, who supplements the work of the medical profession
2. a member of an ambulance crew trained in a number of life-saving skills, including infusion and cardiac care
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The magnitude of some of the problems in which paramedical personnel can be of service is enormous.
Hence, it is also suitable for paramedical personnel and other expedition members who may be interested (as they should be) in health issues specific to their expedition.
These facts necessitate assessments by medical and paramedical personnel about the capacity of individuals to fend for themselves.
The responsibility for medical care is being steadily diffused and parceled out to a variety of paramedical personnel.
Finally, on 18 November, Brigadier General Claude Auger, Surgeon General and Commander of the Canadian Forces Medical Group, in testimony before the Public Accounts Committee, reported that Canadian troops in Somalia were carefully monitored for mefloquine side-effects, suggesting a real commitment by DND to handle the drug with care: "The unit leaders, medical personnel, and paramedical personnel were informed and vigilant for mefloquine and stress-related side-effects.
Their number includes physicians, nurses, paramedical personnel, technicians, receptionists, and security personnel.
The situation is even worse in the case of lady health visitors and other paramedical personnel.
While I welcome the participation of paramedical personnel in the course and feel familiarity and comfort with life-threatening pediatric emergencies is essential for them, there is a certain incongruity in presenting some of the material to mixed audiences.
Should Thailand's limited resources be devoted to training more doctors and nurses for hospital medicine or more paramedical personnel for rural health centers?
He said that "the focus of the framework will be on diverse areas including joint research, training of Saudi paramedical personnel, health insurance and hospital operation systems.