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Emergency Medical Technician Job Description

Summary

Responsible for providing immediate medical attention for the sick and injured. Performs CPR, provides oxygen, and provides other assistance to victims of trauma.

Primary responsibilities

  • Respond to 911 calls for emergencies.
  • Ride in ambulance to scene of accident or injury.
  • Respond to incidents such as automobile accidents, heart attacks, slips and falls, childbirth, and gunshot wounds.
  • Assess nature patient's condition and extent of injury.
  • Ask patient important questions if patient is conscious.
  • Determine pre-existing medical conditions.
  • Use backboard to immobilize patient.
  • Secure patient in ambulance for transport.
  • Drive patient to hospital or other care facility.
  • Take and monitor vital signs.
  • Transfer patients to ER and give attendees information about injury.
  • Document and record trip.
  • Replace used supplies.
  • Check equipment.
  • Decontaminate the interior of the ambulance.
  • Care for patient at scene of accidents.
  • Manage respiratory, cardiac, and trauma injuries.
  • Administer medications orally and intravenously, interpret electrocardiograms (EKGs), perform endotracheal intubations, and use monitors.

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