Ambulance Officers and Paramedics provide emergency health care and transport for injured, sick, infirm and aged persons to medical facilities.
Ambulance Officers and Paramedics
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- attending accidents, emergencies and requests for medical assistance
- assessing health of patients, determining need for assistance, and assessing specialised needs and factors affecting patients' conditions
- performing therapies and administering drugs according to protocol
- resuscitating and defibrillating patients and operating life-support equipment
- transporting accident victims to medical facilities
- transporting sick and disabled persons to and from medical facilities for specialised treatment and rehabilitation
- instructing community groups and essential service workers in first aid
- attending public gatherings and sporting events where accidents and other health emergencies may occur
- ensuring that ambulances are adequately maintained and stocked with medical supplies, and that equipment is in good working order
- preparing written reports on the state of patients' injuries and treatment provided
- Ambulance Officer
- Intensive Care Ambulance Paramedic
VET (Vocational Education And Training)
- Certificate IV in Health Care (Ambulance)
- Diploma of Paramedical Science (Ambulance) or Diploma of Paramedical Science (Anaesthesia)
- Advanced Diploma of Paramedical Science (Ambulance)
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