In US full paramedic can paralyse and intubate IF they have the consent of the doctor on the radio but not otherwise, they carry a range of drugs which can be administered by any appropriate route. EMTs cannot intubate but can use some drugs.
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In the UK paramedics can only do "no drug" intubations on their own without gaining permission but cannot paralyse and ventilate without a doctor present.
in Japan, it seems that the paramedics cannot dispense drugs, so I was wondering.
Paramedic scope of practice in the US varies by state and by service, but basically all paramedics can establish IV/IO access and give meds, including at least one benzo and opioid, at protocol-defined doses before having to contact a doctor. RSI/DAI is somewhat more rare.
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