Intensive Care Ambulance Paramedic

Intensive Care Ambulance Paramedics provide intensive pre-hospital health care to injured, sick, infirm and aged persons and emergency transport to medical facilities.
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    Overview

    Intensive Care Ambulance Paramedics provide intensive pre-hospital health care to injured, sick, infirm and aged persons and emergency transport to medical facilities.

    Day-to-day

    • attends accidents, emergencies and requests for medical assistance and provides pre-hospital care
    • assesses health of patients, assesses need for assistance, specialised needs and factors affecting patients' conditions
    • performs therapies and administers drugs according to protocol
    • resuscitates and defibrillates patients and operates life-support equipment
    • transports accident victims to medical facilities
    • transports sick and disabled persons for specialised treatment and rehabilitation
    • instructs community groups and essential service workers in first aid
    • attends events where accidents and other health emergencies may occur
    • ensures that ambulances are adequately maintained and stocked with medical supplies, and that equipment is in good working order
    • prepares written reports on the state of patients' injuries and treatment.

    Considerations

    • Physically demanding
    • Requires driving
    • Working outdoors
    • Stressful

    To become an Intensive Care Ambulance Paramedic

    • You usually need a bachelor degree in paramedicine, health science or equivalent course to work as an Intensive Care Ambulance Paramedic. Postgraduate studies may also be useful.

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    • Registration with the Paramedicine Board of Australia is required.

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