Paramedics will drive ambulances to sites of medical emergencies and accidents that may require the administration of advanced life support and will lift and place patients on stretchers, load the stretchers into ambulances and transport patients to hospital. They will assess and treat patients at the site and on the way to hospital and also administer pain-relieving drugs and replace fluids. They will prepare patient care records and other written reports on the state of patients' injuries and the treatment provided and also be present at public gatherings, such as large sporting events, where accidents or other health emergencies may occur. They will provide routine transport for patients between home and hospital (for patients requiring further treatment or specialised treatment such as occupational therapy and chemotherapy, for example) and also perform daily vehicle and equipment checks, making sure that medical supplies (including drugs) are accounted for and that equipment and ambulances are in good working order.
Avg Salary
Australia  $69,628 AUD
United Kingdom  £42,000 GBP
United States of America  $36,043 USD
New Zealand  $68,806 NZD
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