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  • 1) Administers life support care to sick and injured persons in prehospital setting as authorized and directed by physician: Assesses nature and extent of illness or injury to establish and prioritize medical procedures to be followed or need for additional assistance.

  • 2) Restores and stabilizes heart rhythm on pulseless, nonbreathing patient, using defibrillator, or as directed by physician.

  • 3) Monitors cardiac patient, using electrocardiograph.

  • 4) Initiates intravenous fluids to administer medication or drugs, or to replace fluids lacking in body.

  • 5) Performs endotracheal intubation to open airways and ventilate patient.

  • 6) Administers injections of medications and drugs, following established protocols.

  • 7) Inflates pneumatic anti-shock garment on patient to improve blood circulation.

  • 8) Administers initial treatment at emergency scene and takes and records patient's vital signs.

  • 9) Assists in extricating trapped victims and transports sick and injured persons to treatment center.

  • 10) Observes, records, and reports to physician patient's condition and reaction to drugs, treatments, and significant incidents.

  • 11) May drive mobile intensive care unit to emergency scene.

  • 12) May serve as team leader for EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIANS.

  • 13) May communicate with physician and other medical personnel via radio-telephone.




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Job Number: 7214