A paramedic is a healthcare professional that works in emergency medical situations. Paramedics provide advanced levels of care for medical emergencies and trauma. The majority of paramedics are based in the field in ambulances, emergency response vehicles, or in specialist mobile units such as cycle response. Paramedics can perform as field doctors, providing extensive out-of-hospital treatment and diagnostic services, although some may undertake hospital-based roles, such as in the treatment of minor injuries.
(See Also: EMT)
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