This message contains images. If you don't see images, click here to view.
Advertise in this news brief.




Text Version   RSS   Subscribe   Unsubscribe   Archive   Media Kit

Home   About Us   Careers   Chapters   Contact



Crestline

A reliable manufacturer of high quality ambulances and a nation-wide bus dealer.

 




 Association News

Paramedic Association of Canada Strategic Plan 2014-2016
PAC
The PAC Executive will be guided by three goals in the period of 2014-2016. These goals have been established to provide guidance to staff for the preparation of annual operational plans and budgets for the Board's consideration and to provide a framework within which progress will be assessed. This strategic plan has been reviewed and renewed annually for the past eight years. The strategic plan provides a credible road-map for a national organization operated and managed by a small cadre of volunteers.
   Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE  




Paramedic Services Standards Survey
PAC
Thank you to all respondents to the Paramedic Services Standards Survey. Tremendous response by Paramedics from across Canada.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article


 Chapter News


Review delaying STARS service
Winnipeg Free Press
The Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) helicopter air ambulance service will stay grounded until medical officials say otherwise, Health Minister Erin Selby says. Selby said a review by the province into the quality of care by STARS and the temporary suspension of medical flights has been extended by several weeks. "We did hope that we would have an answer for this quicker," Selby said.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


PRODUCT SHOWCASE
 
Power Up & Down Stairs

The EZ Glide® Stair Chair with PowerTraxx® glides patient loads up to 500 pounds up and down stairs. No more carrying or lifting required means less risk of injury. Call 800-54-FERNO to contact your Ferno representative today!
 


Ambulance dispatch centralization in Alberta back on agenda
CBC News
The Alberta government is taking another look at centralizing ambulance dispatch service. The plan is to create three hubs — in Calgary, Edmonton and Peace River. Health Minister Fred Horne says there are still issues to be sorted out regarding how the new system would affect existing integrated dispatch service in Lethbridge, Red Deer, Fort McMurray and Peace River.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


 Paramedicine Research


Community paramedicine: Higher education as an enabling factor
Australasian Journal of Paramedicine
The aim of this case study was to describe one rural community paramedic model and identify enablers related to the implementation of the model. It was undertaken in the county of Renfrew, ON, where a community paramedicine role has emerged in response to demographic changes and broader health system reform. Qualitative data was collected through direct observation of practice, informal discussions, interviews and focus groups.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


PRODUCT SHOWCASE
 
Welcome to O_TWO Medical Technologies

Our complete range of Emergency Respiratory Care devices, from our flagship CAREvent® range of Resuscitators and Automatic Transport Ventilators through to our CPR, Airway Management, Oxygen Therapy and Burn Relief products, are world renowned for their exceptional quality and performance.
 


Helicopters save lives
Canadian Medical Association
Patients transported to hospital by helicopter have a better chance of surviving traumatic injuries than those transported by ground ambulance, despite having more severe injuries and needing more surgical interventions, states a study published in the Canadian Journal of Surgery. Researchers conducted a 10-year study comparing the injuries, surgical interventions and outcomes of patients transported to hospital by air or ground ambulance.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Paramedic intubation: Patient position might matter
National Center for Biotechnology Information
Paramedics often intubate in challenging environments. We evaluated whether patient position might affect pre-hospital intubation success rates utilizing a cadaver model. The study was conducted in two phases: a cross-sectional survey and an experimental model in which paramedics were asked to demonstrate intubation skills on cadavers in three positions.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


 In the Media


EMS responds to nearly 700 falls on ice since beginning of December
Calgary Sun
This winter has been literally hard to stand, with Calgary EMS tending to close to 700 calls for slips on icy sidewalks and streets. EMS spokesman Adam Loria said paramedics responded to about 675 calls for falls on ice and snow from the beginning of December until recently, the majority of which required trips to hospital, many resulted in serious injury, from fractured ankles, arms, or hips to sprains and strains.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


424 Squadron medevacs 3 patients from Christian Island
Royal Canadian Air Force
A search and rescue team from 424 Transport and Rescue Squadron from 8 Wing Trenton, ON recently evacuated three patients from an isolated community on Christian Island, in Georgian Bay, approximately 15 miles northwest of Midland Island, ON. ORNGE Air Ambulance requested the support of Joint Rescue Coordination Centre Trenton to medevac the patients. At the time, the ice road was deemed unsafe and the ferry was running into thick ice.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


FEATURED ARTICLE
TRENDING ARTICLE
MOST POPULAR ARTICLE
Group uses defibrillator on man at YMCA
North Bay Nugget
A group of staff and members at the YMCA is credited with saving a 69-year-old man who collapsed after swimming laps in the pool recently. According to the North Bay Police Service, paramedics and firefighters responded to the facility after one of the group called 911. But before they arrived, a lifeguard and paramedic instructor, the aquatic director, a couple of student paramedic and several others staffers pitched in to perform CPR and shock the man using an automated external defibrillator.

Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
read more
Strength training for paramedics
AmboFOAM
When I was training to be a paramedic, I was shown a video entitled "no jobs for ambos with bad backs." It was an in-house documentary exhorting junior paramedics to take great care when lifting patients or equipment. Similarly, as the years have gone by, numerous pieces of equipment and training have been introduced into my practice to reduce the risk of injury, which have made little or no difference as far as I know. Why?

Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
read more
Winnipeg paramedics to get tactical unit
Global News
Winnipeg's police tactical unit will soon have emergency medical backup. A new tactical paramedic unit is in the works to help Winnipeg Police Service officers respond to high-risk calls. The city would not discuss the new initiative, but an internal memo obtained by Global News describes a rigorous selection process with physical and scenario training that might include psychological testing and phobia testing for heights and claustrophobia.

Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
read more


Urgences-Santé paramedics sound the alarm over response times
The Gazette
Urgences-Santé paramedics say they have trouble getting to emergencies on time in ideal scenarios. But in harsh winter driving conditions, when there are more people slipping and injuring themselves, the service's shortage of ambulances becomes severe, paramedics say. "In Montreal, it's probably about 40 per cent of the time that we don't get to the scene (within eight minutes and 59 seconds, the target response time mandated by the province)," said François Trudelle, a paramedic for Urgences-Santé, which covers Montreal and Laval.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Study: Helicopter trauma transport trumps ground ambulances
Helicopters Magazine
Patients transported to hospital by helicopter have a better chance of surviving traumatic injuries than those transported by ground ambulance despite having more severe injuries and needing more surgical interventions, states a study published in the Canadian Journal of Surgery. The researchers found that patients brought to hospital by ground ambulance more often died in the emergency room than patients brought by air.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


ECP delivers culturally-appropriate care
Health Workforce Australia
The story of how an Extended Care Paramedic (ECP) delivered culturally-appropriate care to an injured Aboriginal youth was recounted at HWA's 2013 Skilled and Flexible — The health workforce for Australia's future conference in Adelaide. Erin Maczkowiack is an Extended Care Paramedic based at St. John Ambulance Northern Territory in Darwin. She told delegates about a recent case at a community camp in the Top End, where an Aboriginal boy had been bitten by a dog.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    Friends look for public help after EMT killed on highway (660 News)
Introduction to evidence based EMS — Part 1 (Pre-hospital Research)
Legislation requiring defibrillators in public buildings takes effect (Government of Manitoba)

Don't be left behind. Click here to see what else you missed.


 

PAC eNews
Frank Humada, Multiview, Director of Publishing, 289.695.5422
Download media kit

Katherine Radin, Multiview, Content Editor, 289.695.5388   
Contribute news

This edition of PAC eNews was sent to ##Email##. To unsubscribe, click here. Did someone forward this edition to you? Subscribe here -- it's free!
Recent issues
Feb. 6, 2014
Jan. 30, 2014
Jan. 23, 2014



50 Minthorn Blvd., Suite 800, Thornhill, ON, L3T 7X8