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You cant help the patient if you are injured yourself.

Concerns include dangers from other human beings, animals, unstable buildings, fires, explosions and more.
Personal Safety
Safety of crew, patient, and bystanders
Same dangers as you. Must be concerned with their safety as well.
Finding out enough about what is wrong with your patient to be able to provide the appropriate emergency care.
Patient assessment
Actions or series of actions that your training will prepare you to take in order to help the patient deal with and survive their injury or illness. Includes emotional support.
Patient care
Must be able to perform without injury to yourself or without aggravation or adding to the patiets exsisting condition.
Lifting and Moving
Safe operation of ambulance, as well, as securing and caring for the patient in the ambulance.
Transport
turning patient over to hospital staff. Provide information on patients condition, observations of the scene, and pertinent data to continue care.
Transfer of care
person who speaks for patient and pleads their case. Bringing patients needs to the concern of hosital staff.
Patient advocacy