What is a MICA Paramedic? A MICA Paramedic stands for a Mobile Intensive Care Ambulance Paramedic and was first trialled in Melbourne Australia as part of and Emergency Doctor/Emergency Paramedic team initiative in 1971, in which an emergency doctor and senior paramedic attended the most injured patients and the sickest patients. The trial rapidly showed to better health outcomes for those who were being treated by the MICA team, and as a result the introduction of the MICA Paramedic was created.
Now days, many Ambulance Services utilise the MICA Paramedic concept to provide high levels of paramedical and intensive care support on road.
The following are some of the intensive care skills that MICA paramedics posses in addition to normal paramedical skills:
1. Endotracheal Intubation
5. Rapid Sequence Intubation
6. Synchronized Cardioversion