Training Helps Paramedics Perform Their Duties

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By Daniel Roberts

Paramedics are individuals who are going to deal with a variety of challenges. Every day a new situation is standing in front of them. They have to make quick decisions and exhibit a variety of different skills.

EMTs and paramedics are trained in a variety of skills before they start working on the ground. They are like mechanics of the human body. They should understand the whole body and how it functions in order to help injured people. Training at paramedic school also trains them to respond quickly and make rational yet prompt decisions.

Kory Hynes and Ken Larson from EMS1 are talking about how training helps paramedics serve better:

5 reasons critical care paramedic training will make you a better medic

Critical care paramedicine is application of science and artistry to care for the profoundly ill patient

Feb 4, 2016

By Kory Hynes and Ken Larson

Nearly fifty years of EMS education has taught us very little about saving critically ill patients. Historically the dying patient has had little hope — the elderly person who quietly passes away in her sleep or the car crash victim who has only minutes to live when the ambulance arrives on scene.

This is changing. Old age is no longer a diagnosis. The quiet killer of sepsis has been unwrapped from its dark cloak. Traumatic arrest victims are now walking out of the hospital. Today, when we encounter patients who are truly dying, they are being cared for with knowledge, skill and speed.

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Training of paramedics also continues while they are on the job. It is important to enhance their skills. Also if a paramedic shows weakness in one area, his or her superiors can recommend him or her for a particular training program to make up for the deficiency.

ICARE4AUTISM has published this post about implementing the skills learnt at paramedic training and the story of a paramedic who is a caring father too:

Paramedic Implements Training Program on how to Rescue Individuals with ASD

By ICARE4AUTISM | Published: JUNE 13, 2014

Many children with Autism suffer from sensitivities to loud noises, harsh lights, and sudden actions that take place around them. In emergency situations, such as a fire, children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) may have difficulty understanding he situation and therefore panic or have an anxiety attack.

Blair Blanch, paramedic firefighter at Purdue University, and father of a 7-year-old Autistic child, has implemented the initiative of teaching a course to firefighters on how to better prepare themselves for when they come in contact with a person with Autism. Blanch states, “We all know Autistic individuals live in the community. We know that in many cases they go to school. They have jobs. They do well managing their difficulties. However, when they find themselves in emergency situations, in many cases, you can throw all that out the window.”

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Now, let us look at this video by ShawTVOkanagan about paramedic training of students for their exam:

You can also visit paramedicedu.org for more related stories.

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About Daniel Roberts

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