Emergency Medical Technicians (Paramedics)

(NOC 3234)
+17.75%
 

Career Description

Ambulance attendants and paramedics provide emergency medical care and transport patients to medical facilities.

Duties May Include

These workers perform some or all of the following duties:

Assess and administer pre-hospital emergency care to trauma, illness or accident victims, which may include cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), oxygen, bandaging, and splinting;

Establish and maintain intravenous (IV) and ventilation treatments, and administer medications as well as other advanced emergency treatments to patients;

Transport patients by air, land or water to a medical facility;

Document and record injuries and treatment provided;

Assist hospital personnel with treatment if necessary, and may assist with triage of emergency patients;

Maintain ambulances and emergency care equipment/supplies.

Examples of Titles

Ambulance Attendant
Ambulance Driver
Ambulance Technician
EMCA
Emergency Medical Attendant
Emergency Medical Care Assistant
First Aid Attendant
Paramedic
Registered Emergency Paramedic

Here are some schools that have programs related to this career:

Algonquin College
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Paramedic Diploma
Advanced Care Paramedic (Graduate Certificate) Post-diploma
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St. Lawrence College
Kingston, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Paramedic Diploma
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Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Paramedic Diploma
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NAIT
Edmonton, Alberta, CA

Related Program(s):
Emergency Medical Technology - Paramedic Diploma
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Edge Hill University
Ormskirk, England, GB

Related Program(s):
Paramedic Practice Bachelor; Honours
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Modified on May 14, 2012