a medic (esp. noun) who parachutes to combat or rescue areas
Origin of paramedicpara- + medic
- a person trained to assist a doctor, nurse, etc.
- a person specially trained to provide emergency medical services, as in or from an ambulance
Origin of paramedicback-formation from paramedical
A person who is trained to give emergency medical treatment or assist medical professionals.
- An individual trained to medically stabilize people through various interventions, victims of trauma or medical events outside of a hospital setting and preparing them for transport to a medical facility.
- (US) An individual who is licensed at the state or national level to practice medical interventions in an emergency pre-hospital setting.