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Paramedics & Emergency Responders

Paramedics & Emergency Responders provide pre-hospital emergency medical care to the sick and injured.  However, they are not all the same. That’s because their experience, training and certifications are different. Thus, each brings a somewhat different set of skills to the table. To clarify, see the descriptions below for more information.

Emergency Medical Responders – EMR’s

These responders perform duties such as the following.

  • Assess the patient’s injuries or illness
  • Determine medical treatment needed
  • Comfort and reassure patients
  • Obtain patient’s medical history
  • Diagnose vital signs and glucose levels
  • Administer defibrillator or mask resuscitator
  • Perform pre-hospital urgent care
  • Apply basic airway management
  • Apply spinal immobilization and traction splints
  • Transport patients to medical facilities for further care
  • Document injuries and treatment
  • Maintain ambulances, equipment, and supplies

Primary & Advanced Care Paramedics – PCP’s & ACP’s

Meanwhile, these Primary Care Paramedic (PCP’s) help perform the EMR tasks. But, they also perform additional duties including the following.

  • Administer intravenous infusions
  • Monitor heart function
  • Manage airway using supraglottic airways (SGA’s)
  • Administer medications

Further to that, Advanced Care Paramedic (PCP’s) perform even more duties including the following.

  • Administer intubation and surgical airways
  • Provide manual cardiac defibrillation and external pacing
  • Administer blood product transfusions
  • Provide advanced wound management
  • Provide conscious sedation
  • Diagnose and interpret arterial blood gases
  • Operate high tech equipment in advanced life-support environments, including ambulances and medevac aircraft
  • Administer intraosseous infusions
  • Insert urinary catheters
  • Monitor chest tubes
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Occupational First Aid Responders – OFA III’s

Further to that, these responders provide the following additional support services.

  • Assess scene and environment
  • Survey primary patient and make transport decisions
  • Survey secondary patients
  • Assess patient positioning
  • Assess patient packaging
  • Perform basic skills (jaw thrust, oral airway, suctioning, pocket mask, oxygen administration methods, bag-valve mask and CPR-AED)
  • Administer Occupational First Aid & Safety
  • Assess Airway and breathing for both conscious and unresponsive patients
  • Check for shock, bleeding, minor/major injuries & medical or cardiac emergencies
  • Assess any exposure to heat and cold
  • Provide effective communication
  • Check head and nervous system

All Paramedics and Responders

In conclusion, when providing standby emergency medical services to oilfield operations or other potentially hazardous worksites, it’s always best to know what you need for medical response skills in advance.  That’s because we need to be sure that workers and employees have the maximum coverage in response and recovery from the team.

On the other hand, it’s certain that most of these paramedics and responders will always work together to provide full emergency response coverage in most situations. In other words, any injured or ill worker will receive the best multi-tiered care possible by the whole team before and during transport to an emergency facility. So, if that means helping one another out, that will happen. That is to say, it’s in everyone’s best interest.

In short, responders are excellent in triage, prioritizing, administering and working as a team. After all, that’s their job. And above all, that’s their commitment to those in need.

Mud Creek Medics

To learn more, check out our EMR, Paramedic & OFA III services. 

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