Dr Enrico Dippenaar
International Paramedic Practice, Vol. 9, Iss. 1, 11 Mar 2019, pp 2

Paramedicine, as we know it today, is still in its infancy when compared with other healthcare professions. Militaries around the world initiated the profession by training soldiers to be physician (medic) assistants on the battlefield-hence the term 'paramedic'. It is useful and beneficial for any civil society to have trained personnel that can not only transport patients to hospital, but also deliver medical care outside of a controlled setting.

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