EMS World

JAN 2018

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EMSWORLD.com | JANUARY 2018 17 sions of "first-aid worker" and "stretcher carrier." Its goal was to prepare professional medical staff to assist patients in emergen- cies involving health or life. In Poland licenses are required of doctors, pharmacists, nurses, and even some medi- cal-related professions, but paramedics are not licensed. They practice skills obtained in the course of training, on the basis of a diploma that confers certain qualifications. The job can be performed by any person with full legal capacity, adequate health, fluent Polish, and suitable qualifications. At the moment the educational path includes higher education that lasts three years or specialization in emergency medical services. Paramedics may practice in the form of an employment or civil/legal contract. It is con- troversial that they must document further training in the form of service courses and self-study; at least 200 education credits must be scored within five years, including at least 120 for participation in the course and passing an examination. The professional paramedic in Poland is to protect persons on accident scenes and also For More Information Circle 19 on Reader Service Card The position of dispatcher plays a key role in the Polish emergency medical system. Dispatchers establish the first contact with the person requesting assistance. The dispatcher decides whether to send a medical rescue team or not; if not, they give instructions for further proceedings. Applying Traction Is Easy When you have the right splint Use the Sager Traction Scale to set the amount of traction needed—Sager Splints do the rest. The Sager's dynamic function permits traction to decrease automatically as the muscle spasm releases. Your patient will always have the correct amount of safe, secure, traction. It's that easy! One-person application. Safely treats Proximal Third and Mid-Shaft fractures. Ensures optimal patient care. Learn how easy Sager Splints are to use / for details on Sager Splint models visit www.sagersplints.com Email: sagersales@aol.com / Call 800.642.6468 for the name of Your Authorized Distributor. 20270 Charlanne Drive Redding, CA, 96002-9223

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