1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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      Intensive Care Ambulance Paramedic
      Ambulance Paramedic

Provides specialised pre-hospital health care to injured, sick, infirm and aged persons and emergency transport to medical facilities.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Diploma or higher qualification or at least 3 years relevant experience. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification. Registration or licensing may be required.

Tasks Include:
  • attends accidents, emergencies and requests for medical assistance
  • assesses specialised needs and factors affecting patient's condition
  • performs therapies and administers drugs according to protocol
  • resuscitates and defibrillates patients
  • transports accident victims to medical facilities
  • transports sick and disabled persons to and from centres of specialised treatment or rehabilitation
  • instructs community groups and essential service workers in first aid
  • attends public gatherings and sporting events where accidents and other health emergencies may occur

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