Care to patients
The main duty of a specialist – emergency care to sick and injured people. If necessary, the paramedic is obliged to impose a transport bus, the necessary dressings, to produce resuscitation, for example cardiopulmonary resuscitation or a tracheotomy. The duties of the employee of this profession is also included bleeding control in accordance with the rules and applicable standards.
The paramedic has secondary medical education that can be obtained in specialized colleges, and in universities and academies of the corresponding profile.
In some sparsely populated areas (e.g. the villages) the nurse actually performs the function of a doctor. Specialist makes the diagnosis and prescribes treatment, surveillance and care of patients, performs patient examination at home, takes emergency calls and participates in the organization of various medical preventive measures.
The paramedic must be able to perform the diagnostic procedure for precise staging of the subsequent diagnosis. Thus, the specialist should be able to remove the electrocardiogram, type the desired medication and the use of portable medical devices. If necessary, transportation of the patient the paramedic must stay near the patient to monitor the condition and, if necessary, to provide medical assistance.
A paramedic must know human anatomy, to have some information about the pathological processes in the body, to be informed about the methods of service in the period of examination and familiar with the basic rules of maintaining medical records.
Inspection and accounting
If the patient is unconscious, the specialist must conduct an inspection of the clothing or premises for documents, values, money and other items for their delivery against receipt to the reception area and then identification.
If medical assistance in an emergency, for example, in the presence of damage caused by violent actions, the paramedic is required to report the incident to the police.
Specialist must know the location of nearest hospitals and stations for maintenance and admission of patients.
The list of responsibilities of a paramedic also includes the storing and accounting of drugs, check the status of used medical equipment and transport tires, and replenishment of oxygen and nitrous oxide. The duties of the specialist also informing the administration of the ambulance station about the occurrence of possible accidents and emergency situations in the course of duty. The paramedic leads the accounting and reporting documentation and records all actions performed.