paramedic


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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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THREE Welsh paramedics have become the first in the UK to be given the power to prescribe medicines to patients, it has been revealed.
That means paramedics in the north west were less likely to suffer from stress than the rest of the country, on average.
Addressing the ceremony, the additional health secretary lauded the role of the paramedic staff in the health sector.
This includes medications such as propofol, which is not usually part of the paramedic scope of practice.
"The reason why we're looking at that model, as opposed to home health care, is the hospital feels that they're going to gain a greater level of patient compliance with your local hometown paramedic," he said.
Dubai: A dentist was fined and handed a suspended imprisonment for drinking and beating and cursing two paramedics, who were treating his passed out woman friend in a pub.
As many as seven out of 10 patients seen by paramedics may need help but don't necessarily need to be taken to hospital.
Public Safety Services, headquartered in Rosemont, Illinois, is an emergency medical services municipal contractor with a specialty in providing licensed paramedics, EMTs and firefighters to municipal fire departments, fire protection districts and hospitals within the greater Chicagoland area.
"Emergency Medical Technicians are highly trained clinicians and have a wide range of support available to them including a direct line to an advanced paramedic.
Data supplied under Freedom of Information laws showed around 200 of the most serious calls - classified as Red 1 emergencies where ambulances must arrive within eight minutes - were answered by vehicles without a paramedic, in the last two years.