BEING A PARAMEDIC

THE FIRST ON THE SCENE

What is a Paramedic?

A Paramedic is someone who is first to an accident or where someone is injured.

What are the Paramedic Tasks?

  • To Observe, Report, and Record to the Physician about the patients conditions
  • To Comfort and Reassure the patient
  • Administer first aid treatment to patients
  • Drive mobile intensive care unit (ambulance)
  • And acess nature and extent of illness or injury

Working Conditions?

What is Required to be a Paramedic?

A Degree? Training?

  • A Bachelors Degree
  • EMT Basic Level work
  • Approved EMT graduates must pass a written practical examination

Salary? State?

The state is Arkansas

Hourly Wage: $8.57 to $23.81

Yearly Wage: $17,830 to $49,520

Extra Info

  • Risk-taking is involved
  • Must have use of logic and reasoning to identify strenths and weaknesses
  • Has to be Cautious and aware
  • Uses Scientific rules and Methods