Medical Assistants - are they different to everyone else?

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  1. This will seem strange, or bizarre, are the MAs slightly different to everyone else? In that sense I mean.. what do they do on the ship? If they're the RN's version of Paramedics surely they must just wait for someone to be hurt or fall ill.

    Can anyone shred any light on this?
  2. You have already been told that they are NOT paramedics.

    Have you looked here?

    ie <<Medical Assistant (General Service)

    Medical The job

    Your patients are the people you live and work alongside every day. Their lives may literally depend on your skills. As well as providing day-to-day healthcare, Medical Assistants are a vital part of the Ship’s Company, trained in advanced first aid and lifesaving.

    Where you work

    On larger ships, you’ll be part of a medical team. On smaller vessels, you may be the only medic on board, providing health education and first aid training as well as medical care. You may also work on a shore base or train for the coveted green beret and provide medical support for the Royal Marines Commandos.>>

    (See also: Scablifter, loblolly-boy, Pox-Doctors clerk. etc)

    and here, Kate Nesbitt MC:
  3. Re: Medical Assistants - are they different to everyone else

    you can always just sit and look pretty. :roll:
  4. Very different, they even take their socks off for rumpy pumpy.

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