The SWAT paramedic transports high risk non-ICU in-patients to any temporary clinical setting in a manner that maintains patient safety, ensures adequate communication, supports continuity of patient care and maintains patient comfort.
Provide short-term care and transport of an inpatient during intra-hospital transport for diagnostic tests and procedures.
Characteristic duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Observe, monitor and document patient condition, including vital signs and report changes to the medically responsible health care professional.
Measures, reports, and records vital signs, manually and per monitor (vital signs are to be taken as prescribed or by protocol).
Informs responsible nurse immediately of abnormal findings.
Must be able to identify the following arrhythmias: Asystole, Ventricular fibrillation, Ventricular tachycardia, Tachy-arrhythmias, Brady-arrhythmias ,Artifact, and Multiple PVCs
Document findings on the SWAT nursing flow sheet and centricity as outlined in the Documentation Policy.
Provide for the safety of self, patients and others by adherence to the hospital?s safety guidelines, policies, and practices.
Uses equipment correctly, per unit policy.
Clean equipment and work area.
Transport, ambulate, move and lift patients.
Assist in positioning patients for procedures, i.e., MRI, CT scanners, ultrasound, etc.
Provide comfort measures for patients to include provision of blankets, hot/cold packs, pillows, etc.
Is also responsible for:
Receiving and carrying out transport assignments as needed accurately and precisely while ensuring the standard of patient care and unit operations. All patient care activities will be per Swat policies or delegated and supervised by the SWAT RN, and SWAT administration.
Communicating observations/concerns regarding a patients condition to the responsible RN.
Documentation of interventions completed and patient reactions during care.
Requesting assistance/clarification in the event of unfamiliarity with assigned tasks.
Participating in continuous quality improvement by involvement in teams as appropriate and by supporting changes recommended through the continuous quality improvement process.
May perform the following only after completion of competency based orientation/evaluation:
One-touch glucose monitoring
Venipuncture as directed
IV insertion and initiation of IV fluid therapy, .9 Normal Saline only, without medication additives as directed.
Apply c-spine immobilization including rigid cervical collar and backboard
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