• Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
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  • Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics care for the sick or injured in emergencies. Their quick reaction and competent care can save people's lives. At the emergency scene, they often work with police and firefighters.

    What do they typically do

    • Respond to 911 calls to provide emergency medical assistance such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) or bandaging a wound
    • Assess a patient's condition and decide about treatment
    • Follow guidelines learned in training or received from physicians who oversee their work
    • Use backboards and restraints to keep patients still and safe in an ambulance during transport
    • Help transfer patients to emergency department of a healthcare facility and report observations and treatment to the staff
    • Create a patient care report, documenting the medical care given to the patient
    • Replace used supplies and check or clean equipment after use
    • Administer drugs, orally or by injection, or perform intravenous procedures under a doctor's direction

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