Profession emergency ambulance driver
Ambulance attendants drive ambulance or assist ambulance driver in transporting sick, injured, or convalescent persons. Assist in lifting patients.
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Tasks emergency ambulance driver
- Drive ambulances for emergency transportation of patients to medical facilities.
- Drive ambulances for routine transportation of patients.
- Lift and place patients on stretchers, load stretchers into ambulances and transfer patients to hospital.
- Provide first aid such as bandaging, splinting and administering oxygen.
- Keep the ambulance and equipment clean and in good working order.
- Maintain sufficient medical supplies in the ambulance.
- Restrain or shackle violent patients.
- Report relevant facts to hospital personnel or law enforcement officials.
- Assist hospital staff with the provision of medical treatment if necessary.
- Prepare written reports on the state of patients' injuries and treatment provided.
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- First aid
The emergency treatment given to a sick or injured person in the case of circulatory and/or respiratory failure, unconsciousness, wounds, bleeding, shock or poisoning.
- Medical dispatch
The concepts of a medical dispatch system and its use which consists in performing criteria based medical dispatch, answering emergency calls, and operating computer aided dispatch systems.
- Special equipment in emergency
The usage of the specific medical and life support equipment on ambulance vehicles, according to skill level.
- Pathogenic microorganisms
The main classes of pathogenic microorganisms, the spread of infection and the use of universal precautions.
The emergency procedure applied to individuals with no pulse to restore them to consciousness.
- Human anatomy
The dynamic relationship of human structure and function and the muscosceletal, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, endocrine, urinary, reproductive, integumentary and nervous systems; normal and altered anatomy and physiology throughout the human lifespan.
- Hygiene in a health care setting
The procedures related to maintaining a hygienic environment within a health care setting such as hospitals and clinics. It can range from hand washing to cleaning and disinfection of medical equipment used and infection control methods.
- Emergency cases
The emergency cases with different disease patterns and syndromes, the special emergency cases and their appropriate interventions.
- Health care legislation
The patients` rights and responsibilities of health practitioners and the possible repercussions and prosecutions in relation to medical treatment negligence or malpractice.
- Health care occupation-specific ethics
The moral standards and procedures, ethical questions and obligations specific to occupations in a health care setting such as respect for human dignity, self-determination, informed consent and patient confidentiality.
- Infection control
The routes of transmission and methods of preventing spread of common and important infecting organisms together with the methods available for sterilisation and disinfection of pathogenic organisms in the prevention of infection.
- Operational tactics for emergency responses
The characteristics and proceedings of operational tactics for emergency responses especially at major incidents and catastrophes.
- Comply with quality standards related to healthcare practice
Apply quality standards related to risk management, safety procedures, patients feedback, screening and medical devices in daily practice, as they are recognized by the national professional associations and authorities.
- Transfer patients to and from ambulance vehicles
Transfer patients safely to and from ambulance vehicles by making use of appropriate equipment and manual handling skills that prevent harming the patient during transportation.
- Maintain emergency vehicle equipment
Maintain emergency vehicles and the associated medical and communication equipment, replenishing first-aid equipment and supplies as needed.
- Assist ambulance paramedics
Help ambulance paramedics by carrying out basic diagnostic procedures under their direct supervision, handling urgent hospital admissions and any other type of support needed by paramedics in order to manage emergency patients such as providing oxygen, stopping blood loss, treating minor fractures and wounds.
- Listen actively
Give attention to what other people say, patiently understand points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times; able to listen carefully the needs of customers, clients, passengers, service users or others, and provide solutions accordingly.
- Provide first aid
Administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation or first aid in order to provide help to a sick or injured person until they receive more complete medical treatment.
- Ensure ambulance roadworthiness
Check, prior to service, that the ambulance is working properly and that no technical defaults are risking the continuation of the ambulance service.
- Clean vehicle interiors
Remove dirt, rubbish or impurities of the interior of vehicles, including consoles and dashboards; vacuum car seats and carpets; clean hinges and door trims.
- Operate an emergency communication system
Efficiently operate common communication systems used in emergencies, such as base station mobile transmitters and receivers, portable transmitters and receivers, repeaters, cellular phones, pagers, automated vehicle locators, and satellite phones as required.
- Work in multidisciplinary teams related to emergency care
Work with a variety of people from various health care and non-health care services such as ambulance control room staff, paramedics, doctors and nurses, as well as people working in the fire and police department.
- Comply with legislation related to health care
Comply with the regional and national legislation that is relevant to one`s work and apply it in practice.
- Drive ambulance under emergency conditions
Drive and operate ambulance in response to emergency situations, at a safe and controlled speed, complying with laws, regulations and standards for this type of activity.
- Tolerate stress
Maintain a temperate mental state and effective performance under pressure or adverse circumstances.
- Position patients undergoing interventions
Position or immobilise patients correctly for safe and effective interventions.
- Follow verbal instructions
Have the ability to follow spoken instructions received from colleagues. Strive to understand and clarify what is being requested.
- Transfer patients
Use the most appropriate techniques to handle and move patients in and out of an ambulance, hospital bed, wheelchair, etc.
- Empathise with the healthcare user
Understand the background of clients` and patients’ symptoms, difficulties and behaviour. Be empathetic about their issues; showing respect and reinforcing their autonomy, self-esteem and independence. Demonstrate a concern for their welfare and handle according to the personal boundaries, sensitivities, cultural differences and preferences of the client and patient in mind.
- Monitor patients during transfer to hospital
Monitor and take note of any changes in the vital signs of the patients being transferred to the hospital for further medical diagnosis and treatment.
- Communicate effectively in healthcare
Communicate effectively with patients, families and other caregivers, health care professionals, and community partners.
- Adhere to organisational guidelines
Adhere to organisational or department specific standards and guidelines. Understand the motives of the organisation and the common agreements and act accordingly.
- Write reports on emergency cases
Record the patient`s condition or injury from the start of the takeover in the ambulance, the treatment provided, and reactions to drugs and treatment.