Definition of paramedic in US English:



  • A person trained to give emergency medical care to people who are seriously ill with the aim of stabilizing them before they are taken to the hospital.

    as modifier ‘a paramedic team was on its way’
    ‘all ambulances were manned by a nurse or paramedic and a driver’
    • ‘A team of 10 firefighters and four paramedics cleared away rubble to reach the two men.’
    • ‘An ambulance operator gave advice over the phone as paramedics went to the scene.’
    • ‘He was also taken by paramedics to the Friarage and was suffering from knee, ankle and facial injuries.’
    • ‘The hotel was sealed off as a team of paramedics treated one of the injured workers.’
    • ‘The man was later carried out by police and paramedics, put on a stretcher and taken by ambulance to hospital.’