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PACE 2015 Call for Abstracts
PAC
The PACE is focused on reducing barriers to knowledge and best practice sharing in paramedicine at a National level. The PACE 2015 Committee invites you to submit your speaker and or poster abstract for consideration for inclusion at the conference. The tracks for the 2015 sessions are Clinical, Education and Specialty. If you have knowledge, experience or research you would like to share with the Canadian Paramedicine Community please submit your proposal.
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Paramedicine Across Canada Expo 2015
PAC
It has been many years since there has been a NATIONAL paramedic educational conference for paramedics. The Paramedic Association of Canada (PAC) Board of Directors decided that the time was right to develop a national conference with the paramedic practitioner and educator in mind. Along with the support of the Alberta College of Paramedics (ACP), the Society of Prehopspital Educators in Canada (SPEC), and the Canadian Armed Forces, PAC has begun to organize a national conference in Edmonton, AB, from Oct. 1 to 3, 2015.
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Career opportunities
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 Chapter News


Local paramedic honoured for going 'above and beyond'
Inside Ottawa Valley
There is only one mindset when any medical professional walks into the emergency department of the Renfrew Victoria Hospital — to do what is in the best interest of the patient. Brad Smith, a retired member of the County of Renfrew Paramedic Services, has partnered with the RVH Foundation and the team in the emergency room to honour one of his former colleagues for going above and beyond the call of duty when the patient is transferred to the hospital setting.
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Canada's lack of first responder suicide stats is a national disgrace
Vice
In spring 2012, Sgt. Douglas Marshall, a 22-year veteran of the Ontario Provincial Police entered the Highway 12 detachment for the start of his shift and found it empty. The 45-year-old father of two drew his weapon, turned it on himself, and pulled the trigger. Sgt. Marshall had been acting erratically since the summer of 2011. After responding to a number of traumatic calls, including a suicide and the death of a four-year-old, the veteran officer began suffering from nightmares and insomnia.
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Union deal alleged
The Carillon
A last-minute deal to help keep Greg Selinger in the premier's chair may have scuttled a chance by Manitoba's paramedics to be recognized as a self-regulating profession. That's the fear coming from the Manitoba Government and General Employees' Union, which represents the Paramedics Association of Manitoba on its application to the province to be recognized under the Regulated Health Professionals Act.
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Imagine a World Without Paramedics
Ambulance Paramedics of B.C.
British Columbia's 4,000 ambulance paramedics and Emergency Dispatchers are launching a major province-wide public awareness campaign. Imagine a World Without Paramedics is a multi-media campaign focused on the critical services paramedics provide throughout the province, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

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Honour House
Honour House Society
In July 2013, B.C. Paramedic, Kim Rousseau's young son was admitted to a rural hospital for surgery, and following the operation, doctors told Kim that the hospital wasn't equipped to deal with the severity of their son's condition and he'd need to stay close to a larger city hospital, with specialized facilities, during his recovery.

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PAC meets with the Honourable Steven Blaney
PAC
On March 2nd, the Paramedic Association of Canada, along with representative from Police and Fire, met with the Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister for Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness. Minister Blaney called together representatives from the Tri-Services to discuss the need to move public safety communications to the newly allotted 700 MHz band.

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British Columbia ad campaign highlights role of paramedics
Times Colonist
A child suffers a sudden seizure in her home and two scenarios play out on a split screen: The mother calls 911, paramedics rush to the home and provide life-saving treatment to the little girl. In the other scenario, the woman calls a cab and sits in traffic as her daughter lies lifeless in her arms. The gut-wrenching ad is part of a new multi-media campaign called Imagine A World Without Paramedics, launched recently by the Paramedics of B.C.
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Emergency crews face dangerous drivers
CTV News
You're driving along Portage Avenue, trying to sing the lyrics to your favourite song when you hear a wailing siren. Your knee-jerk reaction is to pull over, but there's nowhere to go and now you're blocking a fire truck. "With a lot of our responses, we encounter people that are not aware of what's appropriate to do in front of an emergency vehicle," said Kent Brown, EMS superintendent with the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service.
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Winnipeg ER delays could mean some patients wait at home
Global News
Patients with minor ailments who call for an ambulance could be asked to wait at home until there's room for them in a hospital ER. That's one of four options for reducing ambulance off-load times laid out in a Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service report to city hall released recently. The city already charges the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority a fee any time an ambulance waits longer than 60 minutes at a hospital emergency room to drop off a patient.
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 Paramedicine Research


The association between manual mode defibrillation, pre-shock pause duration and appropriate shock delivery when employed by basic life support paramedics during out-of-hospital cardiac arrest
Read by QxMD
Pre-shock pause duration of more than 20 seconds is associated with improved survival after cardiac arrest. Manual mode defibrillation has been associated with the shortest duration of pre-shock pause, but is largely practiced by advanced life support paramedics whereas defibrillator only paramedics routinely use the defibrillator in automatic mode.
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Survivors of cardiac arrest with good neurological outcome show considerable impairments of memory functioning
Resuscitation
Deficits in cognitive function are a well-known dysfunction in survivors of cardiac arrest. However, data concerning memory function in this neurological vulnerable patient collective remain scarce and inconclusive. Therefore, we aimed to assess multiple aspects of retrospective and prospective memory performance in patients after cardiac arrest.
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Windsor non-emergency medical transport service shuts down
Windsor Star
One of Windsor-Essex's three non-emergency medical transport services has shut down. Joe Hebert, the 61-year-old owner of Care Medical Transportation Services, said he shut down his business recently after nine years of accumulating debt. "People don't care if they pay you or not," he said. Hebert said around 70 per cent of the patients his business transported to and from medical institutions wouldn't pay for the service.
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Sawmill worker killed in blast had to be driven to ambulance, inquest hears
The Province
A worker who was killed in a Prince George sawmill explosion had to be loaded into the back of a truck and driven to an ambulance, a coroner's inquest has heard. Firefighter Peter Brbot said he found Alan Little lying in some mud outside, burned beyond recognition but still alive, after the blast at Lakeland Mills in 2012.
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'Broken system:' NDP says Saskatchewan ambulance fees need to be capped
CTV News
A Saskatchewan man who says he was faced with ambulance bills of more than $5,000 after his wife's death wants the province to change its policies. Dave Carr, 70, said his wife had cervical cancer and her illness required six ambulance trips before she died. "I went through hell," he said. "I covered every possible avenue to try to get some help."
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Ambulance wait times longer than normal due to weather, overcrowding
CBC News
Poor weather conditions, emergency room overcrowding and an increased number of emergency calls are slowing down ambulances. Recently, the head of the ER at the Halifax Infirmary sounded the alarm that overcrowding was causing issues in the department. Dr. Samuel Campbell said recently, the emergency department had 13 ambulances waiting to deliver patients with nowhere to admit them.
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Saskatchewan families paying the price for ambulance trips
Global News
If you or a loved one has had to take a trip in an ambulance in Saskatchewan, you may know how costly the rides are if you do't have a good private insurance policy. Dave Carr, 70, learned the hard way. "I couldn't have believed that in this country, to tell you the God's honest truth." Carr said he was floored when he saw the bills for his wife's ambulance trips, which quickly added up when Catherine Olund was transported from hospital to hospital while battling cancer for four months.
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