Also referred to as: Critical Care Paramedic, Emergency Life Support Paramedic, Medical Paramedic, Primary Care Paramedic (PCP)
Requirements and Responsibilities

Paramedic provides advanced life support care to patients who are ill and/or injured. Transports and transfers patients and assesses the extent of an illness or injury to establish and prioritize medical procedures to follow. Being a Paramedic applies artificial respiration or administers oxygen in cases of suffocation and asphyxiation, dispenses antiseptic solution to prevent infection, starts and administers intravenous fluids, and performs other emergency medical procedures during the ambulance ride. Requires a high school diploma, registered with the EMT National Registry, licensed by State EMS Authority. Additionally, Paramedic must be CPR certified. Typically reports to manager. Paramedic's years of experience requirement may be unspecified. Certification and/or licensing in the position's specialty is the main requirement.

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