Paramedic

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A paramedic is a health care professional who works for the emergency medical services, usually on an ambulance. They help people who have been injured or become ill very suddenly.

Paramedics use a variety different techniques and protocols to decide what the problem is and treat the patient at the scene. If it is needed, they then take the person to a hospital in the ambulance. They try to prevent the condition of the person from getting worse before they reach the hospital, where doctors and nurses will take over care. A paramedic is trusted by the people and can be part of every kind of unstable situations and emergency.[1]

Not all ambulance crew are paramedics. "Technicians" do similar work but have less training. Some ambulances also have doctors and nurses. In many countries, the title of "paramedic" is for those who have taken a specific training course.

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