Bachelor of Emergency Health (Paramedic)
This course prepares students for potential employment as paramedics. Paramedics provide unscheduled health care for individuals experiencing a health emergency in the community. Paramedics initiate care and determine appropriate referral of patients to enable continuing care needs. A paramedic is also required to liaise with other healthcare professionals to facilitate appropriate healthcare needs of people in the community.
Paramedics must be able to think clearly, act quickly, possess a calm manner and have the ability to reassure patients and handle stressful situations. They must be able to accept responsibility, have personal integrity and be able to work with people from many different backgrounds. A paramedic responds to both emergency and non-emergency healthcare and transport needs. A paramedic is also required to be able to respond to major incidents in a range of settings within a multidisciplinary emergency healthcare system.
Paramedics are employed by government ambulance services in Australia, private ambulance services, and in industrial, international health, and other community based emergency health settings.
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