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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Tom Wallace, the deputy chief of support service for Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service from Winnipeg; and
In some areas, the NHS is so shortstaffed it is paying PS30 an hour for agency paramedics - around double the basic NHS rate.
It also recognises the skills of our staff as the paramedic role develops into the 21st century.
And there are some vehicle types that may have had a paramedic on board, but would not be as standard.
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.
The fire service and paramedics entered the property to rescue the two occupants inside, an elderly man and woman.
Paramedics deal with a range of situations from minor wounds to serious injuries caused by a major road or rail accident, for example.
At present, once a paramedic has handed a patient over to a hospital, no further information is exchanged.
In the first four weeks of the scheme going live, the paramedics attended 108 calls in the local area and also attended community events.
AP) -- Minnesota is pushing to train a few hundred "community paramedics," a new kind of health care provider intended to make up for the lack of doctors and nurses in rural areas.
Winnipeg recently merged fire and paramedic services and maintains fire trucks with at least one firefighter-paramedic on board, claiming it saved taxpayers about $1 million annually.
Being a paramedic was new; it didn't feel like a secure profession to many.