From centuries there has always been a persistent need for emergency health care, and its importance cannot be denied whatsoever. It plays a significant role in controlling the mortality rate after any kind of disaster and mishaps.

Paramedical service is a term used for the department which is professionally trained in emergency health care. A paramedic is well trained in dealing with various kinds of trauma, mostly due to road traffic accidents and also other kinds of injury care. They are also well trained in providing both adult and child care first aid.

The main idea of injury care is not just the elimination of pain, but to ensure complete recovery and avoidance of co-morbidities and providing proper rehabilitation.

Paramedical services vary according to the priorities and economic status of a country.

What does “paramedic” mean?

Para is a prefix from Greek language, and it means”beside” or “side by side”.

Medic is person who is linked with the field of medicine in one way or another, like doctors, nurses or a medical student. A medic is responsible for saving lives and improving the health conditions of people requiring it.

The paramedics work with various sorts of emergency vehicles like ambulances or any other emergency response vehicles. These vehicles are well equipped with all kinds of rescue devices for example:

1. Neck support.

2. Emergency medications.

3. All equipments to provide cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (Endotracheal intubation, defibrillator e.t.c)

4. E.C.G monitoring.

These all are vital in the rescue process provided my paramedics.

Alcohol and drug testing is also mandatory in the paramedic work place. Paramedics need to go through drug and alcohol testing before they are hired. Drug and alcohol testing through various procedures like hair follicle testing, urine test, saliva examination or toxicology screen, depending upon the kind of drug used.

Paramedic rescue ensures the on time and safe transport of the patients. Prompt transport of patients to the hospitals is a vital life saving process.

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