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B.C. Ambulance Service changes mean slower response times
CBC News
A Burnaby city councillor and former firefighter is sounding alarms after changes to B.C. Ambulance Service protocols slowed emergency response times. Last October, the BCAS changed more than 70 services from Code 3 — requiring a lights and sirens response — to routine Code 2 responses so it can reach critical calls faster. Some of those services include fainting, falls, hemorrhage or miscarriage, and trauma injury.
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Fire chief: New ambulance protocol delaying response
B.C. Local News
Recent changes to protocol have led to slower ambulance response times, says Burnaby's fire chief. Last October, the B.C. Ambulance Service (BCAS) changed its resource allocation plan, downgrading the response to 74 medical situations from Code 3 to Code 2. Instead of an ambulance being dispatched with lights and sirens, they're treated as a routine call. While BCAS has already implemented the new plan, Burnaby fire department has not.
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Ambulance New Brunswick responds to PTSD concerns
CBC News
Ambulance New Brunswick president and CEO Alan Stephen says work is being done to identify first responders who are suffering with post-traumatic stress disorder​ and to provide treatment. Stephen says he also has concerns about mental illness among first responders. Fredericton firefighter Jeff Mack is calling on the provincial government to recognize that first responders in New Brunswick need a treatment program for PTSD.
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A retrospective study: Use of the Airtraq device for airway management in the pre-hospital setting
Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Rescusitation & Emergency Medicine
Pre-hospital settings often present airway challenges. Endotracheal intubation is the ideal technique to secure an airway. However, even if emergency medical personnel are adequately trained, the rate of complications is still high and failures are associated with morbidity and mortality. Aggravating conditions such as non-ideal positioning and disturbing weather conditions must be taken under consideration.
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The basic questions
Pre-Hospital Research
This week we're going to look at some of the very basic questions surrounding research. I'm trying to ask questions on every paramedic's behalf that are intended to be general enough to be applied to anyone's journey in research and that assume that we're all starting from "scratch." Moreover, they're not intended to be "stand alone" statements, they're intended to precipitate discussion.
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Video: When one of our own falls victim to cardiac arrest
First Responders Network
Sudden cardiac arrest does not discriminate. Thanks to his medic friends, Mike Patton, a paramedic from Glendale, AZ, is able to tell his amazing survival story.

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First responders struggle with PTSD
CBC News
While suicides of soldiers battling post-traumatic stress disorder have captured news headlines recently, there are calls to help paramedics and other first responders who also struggle with PTSD. In the last two years, three paramedics in the Fredericton area have killed themselves. Ambulance New Brunswick refused to comment on the suicides or even say whether it tracks the numbers.

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NOCP Steering Committee Update
PAC
PAC embarked upon an ambitious initiative to redevelop the NOCP for Emergency Medical Responders, Primary Care Paramedics, Advanced Care Paramedics and Critical Care Paramedics in the summer of 2013. The Steering Committee's third meeting, attended by almost all members, occurred on March 2 and 3, 2014 in Kelowna, B.C.

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 In the Media


Widening scope in health care: Paramedics
TVO
The most expensive way to respond to patients with chronic care needs is with an ambulance headed to the emergency room. That's especially true for patients who are frequent callers to 911, often with non-emergency needs. Ontario paramedics might just change that through a new model of care, one that's recently gotten a $6 million boost from the province. In Ottawa, for example, a pilot project reached out specifically to high volume callers with a more holistic approach to their care.
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Patients may see more of paramedics
Belleville Intelligencer
For years acting on a reactionary level, local paramedics will soon be embarking on a more proactive pilot project. Hastings-Quinte EMS officials hope to be leaders in proving the importance of paramedicine programs. The early intervention program is aimed at better understanding and addressing the needs of frequent 911 users before an emergency situation, John O'Donnell, acting chief of Hastings-Quinte Emergency Services told county council earlier this year.
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B.C. Ambulance recognizes everyday heroes living in Victoria
B.C. Ambulance Service
For Fresca, Matthew, Justen and Thomas, becoming a hero wasn't something any of them planned on, but during the moments of a sudden cardiac arrest, each of them bravely performed CPR to save others' lives. Recently, BCAS dispatchers and paramedics honoured four Victoria-area residents and are encouraging everyone to learn cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) should they need to save the life of a person in medical distress — a friend, neighbour, family member or even a stranger.
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