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paramedic

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noun para·med·ic \ˌpa-rə-ˈme-dik\

Simple Definition of paramedic

  • : a person whose job is to provide emergency medical care to sick or injured people who are being taken to a hospital

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of paramedic

  1. 1 :  a person who works in a health field in an auxiliary capacity to a physician (as by giving injections and taking X-rays)

  2. 2 :  a specially trained medical technician licensed to provide a wide range of emergency services (as defibrillation and the intravenous administration of drugs) before or during transportation to a hospital — compare emt

Examples of paramedic in a sentence

  1. She's training to be a paramedic.



Did You Know?

In ground warfare, wounded troops must usually be transported from the front lines back to field hospitals, and trained paramedical personnel—that is, nondoctors, usually known as medics or corpsmen—were first widely used in such situations. It took many decades for the wartime model to be applied effectively to ordinary peacetime medicine. With advances in medical technology (such as defibrillators, for restarting a heart after a heart attack), paramedics became an essential part of emergency medicine, and today hundreds of thousands of people owe their lives to paramedics. Paraprofessionals who work only in hospitals and clinics usually go by other titles.

1967

First Known Use of paramedic

1967

Variants of paramedic

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paramedical

play \-di-kəl\

PARAMEDIC Defined for Kids

paramedic

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noun para·med·ic \ˌper-ə-ˈme-dik\

Definition of paramedic for Students

  1. :  a person specially trained to care for a patient before or during the trip to a hospital




Medical Dictionary

paramedic

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noun para·med·ic \ˌpar-ə-ˈmed-ik\

Medical Definition of paramedic

  1. 1:  a person who works in a health field in an auxiliary capacity to a physician (as by giving injections and taking X-rays)

  2. 2:  a specially trained medical technician certified to provide a wide range of emergency medical services (as defibrillation and the intravenous administration of drugs) before or during transport to the hospital—compare emt



Variants of paramedic

also

paramedical

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