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A paramedic, ambulance attendant or emergency medical technician is a person who may be called to any number of settings in an emergency situation.
Paramedics can be licenced for different practitioner levels, including emergency medical responder, primary care, advanced care, or critical care. This document covers general aspects that most paramedics may encounter.
The main duties of a paramedic are to:
Paramedics may experience:
Experience and extensive safety and skills training are the best protection for a paramedic.
Ensure that you are trained and informed about how to avoid the various health and safety hazards of your job. Read about these: