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Ambulance workers provide emergency health care to patients who are injured, sick, infirm or otherwise physically or mentally impaired prior to and during transport to medical facilities.
Tasks include -
(a) assessing the health status of persons involved in accidents, natural disasters and other emergency situations, and determining needs for immediate and specialized medical assistance;
(b) performing medical procedures and administering drugs and other therapies according to protocol for emergency medical treatment, including resuscitating and defibrillating patients and operating life-support equipment;
(c) monitoring changes in the health status of patients during transport to and from medical, rehabilitation and other health care facilities;
(d) providing information and training to community groups and essential service workers in first aid for initial care of an illness or injury;
(e) attending and/or patrolling large-scale public gatherings and other events where health emergencies are more likely to occur;
(f) recording information on patients’ conditions and treatments provided in medical record-keeping systems.
Examples of the occupations classified here:
- Ambulance officer
- Ambulance paramedic
- Emergency medical technician
- Emergency paramedic
Some related occupations classified elsewhere:
- Paramedical practitioner - 2240
- Ambulance driver - 8322
Occupations included in this unit group normally require formal training in emergency medical treatment, patient transport, ambulance principles and practice, or a related field. Ambulance drivers who do not provide health care are classified in Unit Group 8322: Car, Taxi and Van Drivers.

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