3258-Ambulance workers

Job Title ( International classification ): 
Ambulance workers
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Job Description: 
Ambulance workers provide emergency health care to patients who are injured, sick, infirm, or otherwise physically or mentally impaired prior to and during transport to medical facilities.

Main Tasks include -

  • (a) assessing health status of persons involved in accidents, natural disasters and other emergency situations, and determining needs for immediate and specialized medical assistance
  • (b) performing medical procedures and administering drugs and other therapies according to protocol for emergency medical treatment, including resuscitating and defibrillating patients and operating life-support equipment
  • (c) monitoring changes in health status of patients during transport to and from medical, rehabilitation and other health care facilities
  • (d) providing information and training to community groups and essential service workers in first aid for initial care of an illness or injury
  • (e) attendng and/or patrolling large-scale public gatherings and other events where health emergencies are more likely to occur
  • (f) recording information on patients' conditions and treatments provided in medical records-keeping systems.

Examples of the occupations classified here:
- Ambulance officer
- Ambulance paramedic
- Emergency medical technician
- Emergency paramedic


Some related occupations classified elsewhere:
- Paramedical practitioner - 2240
- Ambulance driver - 8322

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