A report on Paramedic

Paramedics of the Australian Capital Territory Ambulance Service during training
German Red Cross paramedics training in 1931
Ambulance of the Magen David Adom in Israel, 6 June 1948
EMTs caring for a collapsed woman in New York
Bicycle paramedics in Los Angeles indicate the changing nature of the job.
Firefighters assist while paramedics from the Toronto Paramedic Services load a patient into an ambulance.
Firefighter paramedics assist a simulated burn victim during a US Navy mass casualty drill.
A paramedic preparing an intravenous infusion for a patient
Paramedics load an injured woman into an air ambulance after a head-on collision in the Kawartha Lakes region of Ontario, Canada.

Registered healthcare professional who works autonomously across a range of health and care settings and may specialise in clinical practice, as well as in education, leadership, and research.

- Paramedic
Paramedics of the Australian Capital Territory Ambulance Service during training

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Ambulances lined up in Tallahassee, FL prior to deployment during Hurricane Irma.

Emergency medical services

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Emergency medical services (EMS), also known as ambulance services or paramedic services, are emergency services that provide urgent pre-hospital treatment and stabilisation for serious illness and injuries and transport to definitive care.

Emergency medical services (EMS), also known as ambulance services or paramedic services, are emergency services that provide urgent pre-hospital treatment and stabilisation for serious illness and injuries and transport to definitive care.

Ambulances lined up in Tallahassee, FL prior to deployment during Hurricane Irma.
An ambulance in Lausanne (Switzerland) marked with multiple Stars of Life (representing emergency medical services).
Ambulance vehicle with the emblem of the Red Cross in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.
Emergency medical services prepare to airlift the victim of a car accident to hospital, in Ontario, Canada.
A horse-drawn Bellevue Hospital ambulance in New York City, 1895.
A Royal Navy ambulance during World War I.
A 1973 Cadillac Miller-Meteor ambulance. Note the raised roof, with more room for the attendants and patients
A government-owned ambulance in Kyiv, Ukraine
A volunteer ambulance crew in Modena, Italy
Six points on the Star of Life
Training for EMS in Estonia.
Bags of medical supplies and defibrillators at the York Region EMS Logistics Headquarters in Ontario, Canada
A motorcycle ambulance in South Sudan.
Ambulances parked outside a local emergency room.
Ambulance in the Czech Republic
EMT staff at an emergency call in New York City
A patient arriving at hospital
EMTs loading a patient into an ambulance
A girl treated by a paramedic
A Toronto Critical Care ambulance
A Canadian STARS helicopter ambulance. Air ambulances often have staff who are specially trained for dealing with major trauma cases.
New York City Fire Department Haz-Tac Ambulance

In English-speaking countries, they are known as emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics, with the latter having additional training such as advanced life support (ALS) skills.

The Star of Life, a global symbol of emergency medical service.

Emergency medical technician

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Ambulance technician, is a health professional that provides emergency medical services.

Ambulance technician, is a health professional that provides emergency medical services.

The Star of Life, a global symbol of emergency medical service.
EMTs loading an injured skier into an ambulance
A Toronto critical care ambulance

In English-speaking countries, paramedics are a separate profession that has additional educational requirements, qualifications, and scope of practice.

Emergency!

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American action-adventure medical drama television series jointly produced by Mark VII Limited and Universal Television.

American action-adventure medical drama television series jointly produced by Mark VII Limited and Universal Television.

Cast of TV's Emergency! (1973), L-R: Kevin Tighe, Robert Fuller, Julie London, Bobby Troup and Randolph Mantooth
Los Angeles Fire Station 127 was used to represent Station 51 in the series.
LACoFD Dispatcher Sam Lanier (uncredited voice of dispatcher). On the left is the Motorola Quik-Call system that created the familiar "alert tones" heard on the show.
Squad 51 before restoration, picture taken at Pomona Raceway in the 1970s
The Engine 51 from Ward La France, shown in a photo shot in the 1970s.
The original Emergency! Biophone Model 3502
Old Pal Tackle Box PF-3300: AKA Drug Box, Emergency!
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center; taken Sat. March 28, 2015
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center; taken Sat. March 28, 2015
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center; taken Sat. March 28, 2015
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center; taken Sat. March 28, 2015

The series stars Randolph Mantooth and Kevin Tighe as two rescuers, who work as paramedics and firefighters in the Los Angeles metropolitan area.

Los Angeles County Fire Department, Fire Station 127

Robert A. Cinader

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Los Angeles County Fire Department, Fire Station 127

Robert A. Cinader (November 10, 1924 – November 16, 1982) was an American television producer best known for his work on two NBC series packaged by actor/producer Jack Webb's Mark VII Limited, Adam-12 and Emergency! The latter show in particular was widely credited by observers as one of the most important efforts to promote the widespread adoption of paramedic services by fire departments and hospitals in the U.S.

Freedom House Ambulance Service

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Freedom House Ambulance Service was the first emergency medical service in the United States to be staffed by paramedics with medical training beyond basic first aid.

Jack Webb as Joe Friday in Dragnet (1957)

Jack Webb

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American actor, television producer, director, and screenwriter, who is most famous for his role as Sgt. Joe Friday in the Dragnet franchise, which he created.

American actor, television producer, director, and screenwriter, who is most famous for his role as Sgt. Joe Friday in the Dragnet franchise, which he created.

Jack Webb as Joe Friday in Dragnet (1957)
Webb with Harry Morgan in the program's second version in 1968
Jack Webb with first wife Julie London and daughters Stacey and Lisa, 1953
The grave of Jack Webb at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, in the Hollywood Hills

LACoFD's paramedic program was among the first paramedic services in the United States.

View of defibrillator electrode position and placement

Defibrillation

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Treatment for life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias, specifically ventricular fibrillation and non-perfusing ventricular tachycardia (V-Tach).

Treatment for life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias, specifically ventricular fibrillation and non-perfusing ventricular tachycardia (V-Tach).

View of defibrillator electrode position and placement
Self-adhesive electrodes of a defibrillator
Anterior-apex placement of electrodes for defibrillation
Defibrillator with pad positions shown: the model is biphasic and either pad can be placed in each position
A circuit diagram showing the simplest (non-electronically controlled) defibrillator design, depending on the inductor (damping), producing a Lown, Edmark or Gurvich Waveform
Wall-mounted emergency defibrillator

In the United States, many advanced EMTs and all paramedics are trained to recognize lethal arrhythmias and deliver appropriate electrical therapy with a manual defibrillator when appropriate.

Mass-casualty incident

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Incident in which emergency medical services resources, such as personnel and equipment, are overwhelmed by the number and severity of casualties.

Incident in which emergency medical services resources, such as personnel and equipment, are overwhelmed by the number and severity of casualties.

Police arrive at a mass casualty incident in Toronto
Ambulance buses often respond to mass-casualty incidents to help transport the large amount of patients
At night, firefighters will often utilize a Light and air unit to provide light to allow emergency responders to see properly

Initially, the senior paramedic at the scene will be in charge of the incident, but as additional resources arrive, a senior officer or chief will take command, usually using an incident command system structure to form a unified command to run all aspects of the incident.

Triage station, Suippes, France, World War I

Triage

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Practice invoked when acute care cannot be provided for lack of resources.

Practice invoked when acute care cannot be provided for lack of resources.

Triage station, Suippes, France, World War I
Vital signs defining the color-coded triage. RR: respiratory rate; SpO2: saturation of peripheral oxygen (pulse oximetry); HR: heart rate; GCS: Glasgow Coma Score; Tp: temperature. Abnormal vital signs are strong predictors for intensive care unit admission and in-hospital mortality in adults triaged in the emergency department.
SmartTag™ Triage Tag
Emergency Triage (E/T) Lights – particularly useful at night or under adverse conditions
A triage sign at a Mexican emergency department indicating the waiting time for patients based on the severity of their condition
Many triage systems use triage tags with specific formats

In advanced triage systems, secondary triage is typically implemented by emergency nurses, skilled paramedics, or battlefield medical personnel within the emergency departments of hospitals during disasters, injured people are sorted into five categories.

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National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians

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US certification agency covering prehospital medical providers.

US certification agency covering prehospital medical providers.

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NREMT recognizes four levels of EMS: EMR, EMT, Advanced EMT, and Paramedic (some states may have additional certifications).