|Field of Study:||Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
|Description:||Primary Care Paramedics (PCPs) are integral members of Emergency Medical Services and provide basic life support, medical and trauma care in health services and industrial settings. They may be the first to arrive on scene, they may be the only provider in remote areas, or they may work collaboratively in a team with other EMS/health care providers, first responders (i.e. Fire, Police) or community support agencies.
Duties vary depending on the employment setting but responsibilities for PCPs include patient assessment, treatment, stabilization, and transportation.
The PCP scope of practice competencies encompass knowledge and skills in the following areas: professional responsibilities, communication, health and safety, assessment and diagnostics, therapeutics, integration, transportation, health promotion and public safety.