Being a paramedic

This course is designed to introduce students to the career of a paramedic.

So you want to be a paramedic?

What do you think are the five most important traits needed to be an effective paramedic / EMS and why?

Use the following resources to help you think about the question and how you will respond.

Resuscitation Procedures

Bag Valve Mouth

How to use  bag valve mask

Use the following resources to complete the quiz about using bag valve mask

CPP_BVM ventilation

Rank these conditions in order from least to most serious in terms of needing emergency treatment

  • Broken leg
  • Poisoning
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Heart attack

Definitions - match the term with the correct description

  • 10-code
    radio communications system using codes that begin with the word ten
  • 2,3 - DPG
    chemical in the red blood cells that affects haemoglobin's affinity for oxygen
  • ABCs
    airway, breathing and circulation
  • abrupt placentae
    a condition in which the placenta separates from the uterine wall
  • abrasion
    scraping or abrading away of the superficial layers of the skin; an open soft-tissue injury
  • neutropenic
    a condition that results from an abnormally low neutrophil count in the blood (< 2000/mm3)
  • acid
    a substance that liberates hydrogen ions (H+) when in solution
  • acute arterial occlusion
    the sudden occlusion of arterial blood flow
  • paradoxical breathing
    asymmetrical chest wall movement that lessons respiratory efficiency

Locate the printout on the ekg machine

CPR (Cardiopulmonary resuscitation)

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is an  procedure that combines chest compressions often with  ventilation in an effort to manually preserve intact b function until further measures are taken to restore spontaneous blood circulation and breathing in a person who is in  arrest.

Which of these images shows and EKG machine

Describe the procedures for dealing with highly infectious diseases when attending to emergency patients.



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