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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 paramedical personnel in both groups were aware of only four infections spread by improper handling of biomedical waste.
We also acknowledge paramedical personnel for conducting interview and data collection.
Researchers said the findings suggest that trained paramedical personnel or nurses at remote Third World locations could perform diagnostic-quality ultrasound while a technologist anywhere in the world simultaneously assesses the diagnostic or screening ultrasound images.
A chapter on preoperative evaluation of children is a comprehensive description of the clinic at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital and describes the integration of nurse practitioners and other paramedical personnel in triage and preoperative assessment.
The specific aim of the present study was to complement this information about paramedical personnel by determining attitudes of potential and actual patients toward paramedical personnel in these same areas.
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. Direct-to-consumer advertising is shifting therapeutic decision making toward the consumer-patient.
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. The issue of supply of trained nurses and para-medical staff deserves greater attention of the planners of health sector in the country.
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?