Male paramedic sitting in driver's seat of ambulance

A day as a paramedic

Today you're on the Saturday evening shift, and arrive at your local hospital at 6pm.

Within minutes, your ambulance is called to the centre of town, where two cars have collided, and a passenger has suffered a head injury. You quickly establish the injured passenger's condition isn't life threatening and, with the help of your ambulance technician, treat the head injury at the scene.

After police and fire services arrive, you're called to the home of an elderly woman who is suspected to have had a stroke. You carry out preliminary assessment and treatment, then take her to hospital where she can be treated. Every day is varied and fast-paced, and although the work is tiring it is very rewarding.