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This unit group includes workers who administer pre-hospital emergency medical care to patients with injuries or medical illnesses and transport them to hospitals or other medical facilities for further medical care. They are employed by private ambulance services, hospitals, fire departments, government departments and agencies, manufacturing firms, mining companies and other private sector establishments.
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- Assess extent of injuries or medical illnesses of trauma victims, patients with respiratory disease and stress, overdose and poisoning victims, industrial accident victims and other ill or injured individuals to determine emergency medical treatment
- Administer pre-hospital emergency care, such as oxygen therapy, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), spinal immobilization, bandaging and splinting, to patients
- Establish and maintain intravenous treatment (IV), apply adjunctive equipment for ventilation and circulation complications, administer medications and provide other advanced emergency treatment to patients
- Transport patients by air, land or water to hospital or other medical facility for further medical care
- Document and record nature of injuries and illnesses and treatment provided
- Assist hospital personnel with provision of medical treatment, if necessary
- Maintain ambulances and emergency care equipment and supplies
- May train and supervise other workers in this unit group
- May assist with triage of emergency patients.
Outlook & Prospects for Ambulance Attendants and Other Paramedical Occupations in Edmundston--Woodstock Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
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Currently the chances of qualified Ambulance Attendants and Other Paramedical Occupations finding employment are considered to be good in the local area.
Job opportunities in this occupation are mostly found in this industry: health care and social assistance. The main reason employment prospects are considered good is that, as in many health care-related occupations, demand is high because of the growing needs of the aging population. In the Edmundston-Woodstock region, new employees in this occupation usually begin in casual positions. They can then be asked to fill full-time positions when they become available.
Employment opportunities for Ambulance Attendants and Other Paramedical Occupations may vary in different communities across the province. You may want to check for specific opportunities in your community. Also, people who are able to work elsewhere may want to research the opportunities for this occupation in other areas of NB or in other provinces across the country.
Local Labour Market News
Week of Sep 10 – Sep 14, 2012
- Provincial government officially opened 24 new affordable housing units in Grand Falls for low-income seniors and people with disabilities
Week of Mar 19 – Mar 23, 2012
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