Assists with lifting, carrying and properly loading patient into the ambulance. Avoids mishandling patient and undue haste. Determines appropriate medical facility to which patient will be transported. Transports patient to medical facility providing ongoing medical care as necessary enroute. Reports nature of injury or illness to receiving facility. Asks for medical direction from medical control physician and carries out medical control orders as appropriate. Assists in moving patient from ambulance into medical facility.
Student Handbook Page 7 Reports verbally and in writing observations of the patient's emergency and care provided (including written report(s) and care provided by Certified First Responders prior to EMT-B/AEMT arrival on scene) to emergency department staff and assists staff as required. Complies with regulations in handling deceased, notifies authorities and arranges for protection of property and evidence at scene. Replaces supplies, properly disposes of medical waste. Properly cleans contaminated equipment according to established guidelines. Checks all equipment for future readiness. Maintains ambulance in operable condition. Ensures cleanliness and organization of ambulance, its equipment and supplies. Determines vehicle readiness by checking operator maintainable fluid, fuel and air pressure levels. Maintains familiarity with all specialized equipment. CPR Requirements For all NYS Certification Courses, the sponsor must conduct, and the student must successfully pass, CPR testing prior to admission to the State final and practical skills examination in accordance with NYS DOH Policy 11-07. Medical Requirements As a professional in the health care field, EMS students are expected to meet certain medical requirements before entering the clinical setting. Documentation of the following information is required prior to any student or instructor entering Clinical or Field Rotations. Some Clinical and Feld sites may have additional requirements Physical Exam All students must present a physical exam completed by a licensed medical provider within the last calendar year. The physical exam should indicate the student is medically cleared to participate in the job requirements of the Paramedic. Copies of records from physician’s offices, public department, public schools, other colleges, and the military are acceptable. Tuberculosis (TB) Skin Test All students must present a negative TB screen or proof of a negative x-ray for TB screening performed prior to the start of class. Students with a negative TB skin test are required to be retested annually. N95 Respirator Fit Testing All students are required to be fitted for a mask that will be used when treating patients with respiratory illnesses such as pneumonia, tuberculosis, H1N1, MERS, flu, etc. The qualitative fit test must be performed by the Clinical Coordinator or his/her designee and must be completed