Document prepared by the Occupational Health and Safety Committee – Covid-19 Response)
Please note: This is an interim guide that may be updated as the outbreak in South Africa intensifies, to guide additional workforce preserving strategies. (CDC. Operational Considerations for the Identification of Healthcare Workers and Inpatients with Suspected COVID-19 in non-US Healthcare Settings; accessed 12 April 2020)
Would you like to work in the medical emergency field? This career path is extremely demanding but it will give you the chance to save lives.
Paramedics fall into the category known as emergency medical technician (EMT) and are the highest ranked medical staff on the scene. They have the most decision making power in an emergency situation due to their intense training.