Principles of paramedic practice


The theories and science that underpin the theory and principles of paramedic practice.

Alternative labels

principles of paramedic practices
theory of paramedic practice
theories of paramedic practice
science of paramedic practice

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Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Principles of paramedic practice is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Paramedic in emergency responses: Paramedics in emergency responses provide emergency care to sick, injured, and vulnerable persons in emergency medical situations, before and during transport to a medical facility. They implement and oversee the transfer of the patient in connection with transport. They provide assistance in acute situations, implement life-saving emergency measures, and monitor the performance of the transportation process. As allowed by national law they may also provide oxygen, certain drugs, the puncture of peripheral veins and infusion of crystalloid solutions and perform endotracheal intubation if needed for the immediate prevention of threats for the life or health of an emergency patient.
Hospital porter: Hospital porters are professional healthcare assistants who transport people on stretchers around the hospital site, as well as and items.

Optional knowledge

Principles of paramedic practice is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.




  1. Principles of paramedic practice – ESCO


Last updated on September 20, 2022