Origin of paramedicpara- + medic
a medic (esp. noun) who parachutes to combat or rescue areas
- 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.
- There are camera crews following them all the time, a medical doctor and paramedic are available at a moment's notice, and Stroud himself is always on hand even if he can't be seen.
- He served in the first Gulf War as a member of the Navy and then worked as a paramedic for 12 years after getting out of the military.
- Walters reached number one on the Billboard charts with his hit song, but soon retired from showbiz and became a licensed paramedic.