Emergency medical technicians are responsible for responding to emergency injuries. They provide critical treatment and transportation to patients who experience a health crisis or injury. These first responders have tough jobs and do amazing work.
But what happens when a paramedic makes a mistake or acts negligently while treating or transporting patients? Unfortunately, not all EMTs live up to the standard of providing excellent care.
First Responder Responsibilities
The core duties of paramedics include:
- Evaluating patients for injuries and life-threatening conditions
- Preparing patients for transportation
- Providing prompt and safe transportation to a nearby hospital or another medical facility
- Giving necessary care to patients until they arrive at the hospital