PARAMEDIC

BY:KIRSTIN RATERING

WHAT IS A PARAMEDIC?

A paramedic is a trained proffesional medical technician who provides medical support and aide while in route to a medical facility.


General duties of a paramedic consist of; Responding to all 911 calls, cpr, resesitation, usage of high-tech equiptment, splinting injuries, IV's, checking vitals, and keeping patients stable until arrival to hospitol.

specific duties; driving the ambulance, cardio resesitation, and providing advance life support.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.....

Job outlook: Currently there are 229,340 jobs in this field, this field is rather common but help is always needed and there are several oppurtunities out there,weather your working in private companies or for major facilities paramedics are needed.


Personality: To be a paramedic it is important that you are prepared to always be moving, strength is needed for loading stretchers, good health, good under pressure, quick to respond, fast on feet, passionate, and deffinatly strong leadership skills are necissary!


Education: Paramedic training requires 150 hours of training and 1 semester of working in hospitol, as well as passing the state certified testing, first aide, CPR, and advance life support. Biology, clinical trials, math and english are required. This whole process only take about 6 months to a year at the most.


*University of Michigan medical school in Ann Arbor Michigan

*Tidewater community College of Virginia Beach

average salary: $53,000


INJURY

ANAPHYLACTIC SHOCK


CAUSES: SEVERE ALLERGIES (PEANUTS, BEE STINGS AND MANY OTHERS)

SYMPTOMS:

CHOKING, STOP BREATHING, TOUNGUE SWELLS, THROAT CLOSES, BREAKOUTS, AND SHOCK.

TREATMENT: The paramedic's get the call, arrive at scene, load patient onto stretcher into ambulence and then do the following:

EPINEPHRINE (IF NOT ALREADY DONE)

OXYGEN

VITAL CHECK

IV'S

KEEP STABLE TILL ARRIVAL

PERSONAL REFLECTION

This career was acctually already apart of my plan. I want to be a paramedic and later advance to an ER Physician. I think the life of medical field is just what i am looking for, i love to be moving and experiencing everything that life's journey has to offer me. The adrenaline rush is one thing that has called my passion to the medical world and also the fact that i will get to make a difference and save some lives. Paramedic's have always intrigued my interest, even as i child i remember seeing an ambulence, i would just stop everything i was doing and stare, watching every move they made. Ive wanted to be a paramedic since i was about 2 years old, just the thought of wearing the uniforms they wear, driving the ambulence, saving lives and constantly living on a rush just excites me to no end!