What am I able to do as a Catholic paramedic when someone is dying?

I am working on becoming a paramedic and as a Catholic I was wondering what I could do for a patient who is dying?

Are there any special prayers or certain things that I can do/ or Shouldn’t do?


If the person is conscious, you might ask if he or she has been baptized. If not and the person is willing, you can baptize him or her. You can always pray silently for patients. I encourage you to do this with every patient. If you know that the person is a Catholic, you can ask if he or she would like a priest for the blessing for the sick.

Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.

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