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What other jobs then riding in an Ambulance can a Paramedic do?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by darklide, Sep 2, 2010.

  1. darklide

    darklide Well-Known Member
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    What other jobs then riding in an Ambulance can a Paramedic do?

    In Canada, and United States
     

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  2. Hello, darklide.

    In the U.S., there are different levels of paramedic skill-sets and duties. Here is a paragraph from the wiki on Paramedics:

    In the United States, there are 4 levels of emergency prehospital care defined by the U.S. Department of Transportation, which regulates prehospital emergency care education federally. From the most basic level to the most advanced, they are Medical First Responder, Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT-B), Emergency Medical Technician-Intermediate (EMT-I), and Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic (EMT-P). The paramedic is the most advanced level of in the field medical care provider.; however, in order to avoid confusion about the level of care, in practice the term "EMT" usually refers to Emergency Medical Technician-Basic and Intermediate level certifications. Official paramedic insignias and laws that designate level of care have codified this custom in many places. In the United States, paramedics working under the direction of emergency medical control physicians provide the most advanced level of emergency medical care available to the general public outside of a hospital setting. Exceptions to this general statement include those physicians and R.N.s who sometimes operate with air ambulance services, and some jurisdictions with specially trained Critical Care Paramedics for inter-hospital critical care transfers.

    Paramedic - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Many paramedics take more courses in training or college, etc so that they can segue into other fields, such as nursing or fire fighting.
     
  3. darklide

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    Well in Canada I plan to become a Advanced Care Paramedic which is the highest level paramedic in Canada.
     
  4. That sounds like a great career ahead of you.

    We all need to know you folks are there for us if needed!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paramedics_in_Canada
     
  5. ballisticn8

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    you can ride in a helicopter too cant you o_0
     
  6. Isthmus

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    if you qualify, you can join the military and work as a medic.
     
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    In most states in the US, you must be a Critical Care Paramedic in order to ride in a helicopter. There are also weight restrictions. I'm too heavy. :(
     
  8. OfTheDamned

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    I used to know a guy that was a paramedic for Carnival Cruise lines. There are also a bunch of different Fire & Rescue jobs that you'd be qualified for. Of course life flight and other airborne medical jobs. You could also go on to nursing school as well.
     
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    You can also get a permanent job at most large industrial campus. Hollywood need full time paramedics at every filming. Most major events, baseball games, concerts, ect, need full time paramedics.
     

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