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.

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
  • stressful
  • working outdoors.

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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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