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Looking ahead to 2015
PAC
As 2015 begins, it is forecasted to be the busiest year yet for the Paramedic Association of Canada (PAC). Several initiatives will continue to shape the Paramedic profession.
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Paramedics not licensed in Nova Scotia
CBC News
Dr. Andrew Travers, Medical Director for Nova Scotia EHS, speaks out in favour of paramedic self-regulation.
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JOB: Emergency Services Officer/ Instructor — Paramedic
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Simcoe County wants 16 new paramedics to tackle increased call volume
Simcoe.com
Sixteen front-line paramedics should be added to the County of Simcoe's roster in 2015 to meet a spike in 911 calls, says Andrew Robert, the county’s director and chief of paramedic services. "We've done our best over the years to try and make do with what we have and try to re-position (ambulances) in better areas, but we're finding we have to look at additional resources," Robert said recently. The county's 273 paramedics are having a hard time keeping up with demand.
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Miracle baby Ayden Rorke was born without vital signs on the side of a road — and survived
Toronto Star
Ayden Connor Rorke is truly a miracle baby. His parents knew his birth would be a risky one — Ayden was breech and his mother was scheduled for a C-section within a week — but they didn't expect to be delivering him on the side of a road, without a heartbeat and with an umbilical cord wrapped around his neck.
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Still no standard for Alberta ambulance response times
Metro News
Six months after the then health minister ordered AHS to set a standard for ambulance response times, no standard has been set. In response to a Metro story in June, then-minister Fred Horne ordered AHS to come up with a bench-mark that could be used to gauge whether ambulance service was meeting targets.

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Paramedic sentenced in precedent-setting case
Hamilton Spectator
The decisions a Hamilton paramedic made in seven and a half critical minutes three years ago ended his career, unravelled his life and contributed to the death of a man. But the prosecution of his regulatory shortcomings has also sent a chill down the spine of paramedics watching the case, says their local union representative.

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Tell me why I need professional liability insurance!
PAC
Paramedics have numerous misconceptions about liability, risk and insurance. Here are some key points to consider.

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Demand for ambulances exceeding supply
CTV News
There have been three "Code Zero" situations in London in the past 48 hours, meaning there were no ambulances available to answer calls. That means every single ambulance in the city, even those in town from the county and other nearby counties were busy. And there's no quick fix. Scott Simpson of OPSEU Local 147 says, "In the last 10 days, we've been down to zero or one ambulance to respond in the City of London multiple times. At least once a day in the last 10 days."
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Expanding Paramedicine in the Community (EPIC): Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
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The incidence of chronic diseases, including diabetes mellitus (DM), heart failure (HF) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is on the rise. The existing health care system must evolve to meet the growing needs of patients with these chronic diseases and reduce the strain on both acute care and hospital-based health care resources.
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Return of consciousness during ongoing cardiopulmonary resuscitation: A systematic review
Resuscitation Journal
Cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) may generate sufficient cerebral perfusion pressure to make the patient conscious. The incidence and management of this phenomenon are not well described. This systematic review aims to identifying cases where CPR-induced consciousness is mentioned in the literature and explore its management options.
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Paramedic rapid sequence intubation in patients with non-traumatic coma
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Pre-hospital intubation by paramedics is widely used in comatose patients prior to transportation to hospital, but the optimal technique for intubation is uncertain. One approach is paramedic rapid sequence intubation (RSI), which may improve outcomes in adult patients with traumatic brain injury.
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Hamilton seeks more paramedics as tax hike stands at 4.4 per cent
Hamilton Spectator
Hamilton's beleaguered ambulance service is asking for 30 new paramedics even as city councillors prepare to whittle down a potential 4.4 per cent tax hike this year. The city needs to add $35 million to the property tax levy this year just to maintain existing services. That increase, combined with $4.5 million in recommended new spending, would add $136 to the average homeowner tax bill.
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EHS parts ways with Kentville paramedic on trial for sexual assault
New Glasgow News
A paramedic on trial for sexual assault accusations no longer has a job to go back to following his day in court. James Duncan Keats, 49, has been dismissed from his position with Emergency Health Services (EHS). The Kentville resident is standing trial in Windsor provincial court on allegations that he sexually assaulted a 71-year-old Mount Uniacke woman on two separate occasions when she was a patient in his care.
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Paramedic follows in family's footsteps
The StarPhoenix
It's not often that the entire Schriemer family can come together Christmas morning. "To be honest, my brother and I are really close and I can't remember a Christmas that we've had together," Elise Schriemer said. That's because Schriemer and her younger brother are both paramedics. Growing up, so were their father and uncle, while their mother was a police officer, so having someone out of the house on Christmas Day isn't new.
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