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Career of a paramedic

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http://www.heartofgatech.edu/main/EdSrvs/Instrc/AHealth/Paramedic/images/paramedic.jpg Date: 8/11/09 Time: 18:55 Page 1: Title page Page 2: contents page Page 3-5: skills, personal qualities and qualifications Page 6-7: workplace Page 7: scientific knowledge Page 8-9: additional and extra information Making quick decisions and assessing patients condition: when a paramedic is called over to a scene or an accident or emergency they need to make quick decisions because they are putting the patient's life in danger if they don't then the patient will suffer more from he/she injury or accident paramedics also need to make quick decisions because of so much going on at the scene they cannot take the risks of putting their life and the patient's life in danger. They also need to assess the patient's condition so that the condition does not become worse, and that might cause a death or a serious problem. Recording information: for a paramedic to record information of the patient's condition is really important because the information is then passed on to the doctors for further treatment, the information is important so that the patient gets given the right medication also for a medical history that will be needed in the future. Contacting patient's family or relatives: when discussing the matter or incident to a family or relative a paramedic needs to be calm this is because some family or relative member can sometimes be aggressive or difficult to contribute with, ...read more.

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For example someone who has been involved in a road accident a paramedic needs to take care of the patient in a way that it he/she will not cause more pain to the patient. Understanding: Paramedics need to be understanding and clear this is because patients can go through hard time during accidents, so that the patient can feel free to say anything they want. And example would be a patient trying to express something to the paramedic when being treating for the injuries. Kind: A paramedic needs to be kind as an injured patient is more likely to need allot of help that may be important. This will also make the patient that is injured feel more comfortable. And example is an injured patient that needs help with lifting up to get into an ambulance van, so the paramedic needs to be kind when lifting up the patient not shouting at them. http://farm1.static.flickr.com/210/509720337_6652d6aabf.jpg Date: 9/11/09 Time: 20:25(left picture) http://s.bebo.com/app-image/7926518840/5411656627/PROFILE/i.quizzaz.com/img/q/u/08/06/04/paramedic.jpg Date: 9/11/09 Time: 20:28(right picture) There are many different workplaces for a paramedic. They work in more than just a hospital or a surgery centre. Paramedics have other workplaces such as working on the street this is because many injuries and accidents often occur on roads and streets. ''Many paramedics work in NHS ambulance service trusts across the UK. ...read more.

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Measuring pulse rate Cardiac monitor: this is used when a patient has a severe cardiac or heart complaint for example a patient's heart that has stopped during an accident this is the kind of equipment that a paramedic would use. Collapsible wheelchair: this is to move patients out of confined places such as road accidents or other places for example if a patient cannot move a paramedic would use this kind of equipment. Medical kits: to treat a patient with various types of reasons such as cuts or wounds this will help the patient recover sometimes or stop the bleeding. Stretches and boards: to move patients and for different purposes. Oxygen: to treat patients suffering from breathing/respiratory problems. Blood pressure cuff: measure and record patient's blood pressure. An example of when this equipment would be used is when someone has had an accident and their blood pressure needs to be checked. Spinal collars: head, neck and spinal injuries to keep the patient still to prevent further injury. Example would be patient who has cracked their neck during an accident. Airways management set: keep patients airways clear and open. And example would be a patient who has had a cardiac arrest. (The pictures above were used from a website which I have listed above and were all taken at this time and date: http://www.ambulance.vic.gov.au/Paramedics/Our-Equipment.html Date: 11/11/09 Time: 16:45) ?? ?? ?? ?? 1 ...read more.

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