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Administer basic or advanced emergency medical care and assess injuries and illnesses. May administer medication intravenously, use equipment such as EKGs, or administer advanced life support to sick or injured individuals.

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    • Ohio Annual Salary 46600/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 22.41/hr
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    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 8,990
    • Yearly Projected Openings 600

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    • Ambulances
    • Analgesic infusion sets or kits
    • Artificial airway holders
    • Blood collection needles
    • Blood pressure recording units
    • Bullet proof vests
    • Cardiac output CO monitoring units
    • Cardiac pacemaker generators or cardiac resynchronization therapy pacemakers CRT-P
    • Chest tube kits
    • Desktop computers
    • Electrocardiography EKG transmitters or telemetry devices
    • Electrocardiography EKG units
    • Endotracheal tubes
    • Esophageal tubes
    • Extremity restraints
    • Finger ring removers or cutters
    • Flow sensors or regulators or components
    • Glass cutters
    • Glucose monitors or meters
    • Hacksaw
    • Hypodermic injection apparatus
    • Hypodermic needle
    • Intravenous catheters
    • Intravenous infusion pumps for general use
    • Intravenous or arterial arm boards
    • Intravenous or arterial tubing adapter or connector
    • Intubation forceps
    • Intubation gauges or guides
    • Intubation laryngoscopes
    • Intubation stylets
    • Irrigation or suction handpieces or cannulas or tips or catheters
    • Medical acoustic stethoscopes
    • Medical aspiration or irrigation syringes
    • Medical gas cylinders or related devices
    • Medical nasal cannulas
    • Medical or surgical suction tubings
    • Medical oxygen masks or parts
    • Medical syringes without needle
    • Mobile medical service anti shock garments
    • Mobile medical service intravenous IV kits
    • Mobile medical services automated external defibrillators AED or hard paddles
    • Mobile medical services cervical or extrication collars
    • Mobile medical services head immobilizers
    • Mobile medical services litter
    • Mobile medical services non-suction antichoke devices
    • Mobile medical services obstetrics kits
    • Mobile medical services spine boards
    • Mobile medical services suction antichoke devices
    • Mobile medical services tourniquet or clamp
    • Mobile medical services triage tags
    • Mobile resuscitator or aspirator kits
    • Multiparameter vital sign units
    • Nasopharyngeal tubes or airways
    • Nebulizers
    • Needleless intravenous injection syringe sets or injection cannulas
    • Needleless vial or bag withdrawal cannulas or adapters or decanters
    • Non vacuum blood collection tubes or containers
    • Notebook computers
    • Orthopedic splint systems
    • Oxygen insufflators
    • Patient carbon dioxide detectors
    • Patient stabilization or fall prevention devices
    • Peripherally inserted central catheters PICC
    • Pharyngeal airways or airways kits
    • Pry bars
    • Pulse oximeter units
    • Respiratory aspirator products
    • Restraint vests and jackets
    • Resuscitation masks
    • Sledge hammer
    • Surgical scalpels or knives or blades or trephines
    • Torso and belt restraints
    • Traction splint sets
    • Two way radios
    • Wheel chocks
    • Winged infusion needle set


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