- a person who is trained to assist a physician or to give first aid or other health care in the absence of a physician, often as part of a police, rescue, or firefighting squad.
Origin of paramedic1
- Military. a medic in the paratroops.
- a doctor who parachutes into remote areas to give medical care.
- of or relating to a paramedic or to paramedics.
Origin of paramedic2
Examples from the Web for paramedic
There have been 20 rapes in Delhi since Dec. 16, when the paramedic climbed into her last ever bus.India’s Fatal Rape Was Typical in a Country That Degrades Women
January 2, 2013
He passed the training and became a paramedic and sniper, with the Middle East as his area of operations.Glen Doherty Obituary: Navy SEAL Killed in Libya
September 13, 2012
In the ambulance with him were a police officer, the driver, and a paramedic.Autopsy of Porn Star 'Sledge Hammer' Reveals 'Neck Trauma,' Raising Questions About LAPD’s Actions
Maria Elena Fernandez, Christine Pelisek
August 31, 2012
Riding in the ambulance were a police officer, the driver, and a paramedic.
At 4:07 a.m. with the police officer and paramedic unable to control Anderson, the driver pulled over, Neiman said.
I looked where he was pointing, thinking I'd see a cop or an paramedic, but there was no one there.Little Brother
- a person, such as a laboratory technician, who supplements the work of the medical profession
- a member of an ambulance crew trained in a number of life-saving skills, including infusion and cardiac care
- of or designating such a person
Word Origin and History for paramedic
"medical technician," 1970, back-formation from paramedical. The meaning "medical corpsman who parachutes" is 1951 from para(chute) + medic.
- A person who is trained to give emergency medical treatment or assist medical professionals.