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PAC Executive attends the Paramedic Chiefs of Canada Conference
Representatives from the Paramedic Association of Canada Executive attended the Paramedic Chiefs of Canada (PCC) Conference and Trade Show in Vancouver, B.C. on June 11–13, 2014.
• Inspiring Excellence in the Workplace
• Creating Effective Mentoring Programs
• PCC Committee Updates
• The 2013 Southern Alberta Flood Disaster
• The Call for Quality in B.C.
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PAC 2014 Annual General Meeting
The Paramedic Association of Canada's Annual General Meeting will be held on November 23, 2014 in Winnipeg, MB.
Agenda items include:
• Liability Insurance for Paramedics
• NOCP Renewal Project Update
• National Continuing Education Seminar
• Introduction of New Chapters
Plan now to attend the AGM in Winnipeg!
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Inquest ends with recommendations Anzovino family feels satisfied with
Niagara At Large
The coroner's inquest into the death two Christmas season ago of Fort Erie, ON teen Reilly Anzovino is over and it spawned 27 recommendations in all for improving responses to traffic collisions that result in life-threatening injuries. The recommendations came from a five-person jury in a Welland courtroom after those jurors listened to three weeks of evidence, involving the testimony of about three dozen witnesses, and at the end of the day, the Anzovino family said it was satisfied with the results.
Paramedic gives up licence
The lawyer for a former Hamilton paramedic convicted of failing to properly care for a patient says his client has given up his licence to work in the field.
Paul Zenchuk was fired after the 2011 death of Hamilton resident Michael Farrance. He pleaded guilty in May of failing to properly treat the man, who had been pushed by a police officer before Zenchuk arrived at a Balsam Avenue residence.
Pre-hospital management of anaphylaxis in a Canadian urban centre
Anaphylaxis requires prompt recognition and management to improve patient outcomes. This study examined the diagnosis and treatment of anaphylactic reactions by the Emergency Medical Services in a Canadian urban centre. Electronic patient care records, identifying allergy-related calls in the Edmonton-Zone for the year 2011, were retrospectively reviewed to confirm anaphylaxis diagnosis and record treatments.
Offering the opportunity for family to be present during cardiopulmonary resuscitation: 1-year assessment
European Society of Intensive Care Medicine
The purpose of this research was to evaluate the psychological consequences among family members given the option to be present during the CPR of a relative, compared with those not routinely offered the option. Methods included prospective, cluster-randomized, controlled trial involving 15 pre-hospital emergency medical services units in France, comparing systematic offer for a relative to witness CPR with the traditional practice among 570 family members.
Review of pre-hospital topical hemostatic agents
The perfect hemostatic dressing does not exist. Ideally, the dressing should be light-weight, easy to store, and able to be rapidly applied to a hemorrhaging wound. It should be conformable to the wound, allowing the hemostatic agent to reach areas of injury which are
difficult to access with direct pressure (i.e. deep groin wounds). The dressing should cause
minimal local tissue destruction, be easily removable from the wound, and not contain particles
which can spread systemically.
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16 Aboriginal students graduate from Primary Care Paramedic program
Recently, the City of Winnipeg, the Province of Manitoba, and partners celebrated the graduation of 16 Aboriginal students enrolled in the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service's (WFPS) Primary Care Paramedic (PCP) training program. This specialized training program was designed to increase the number of Aboriginal Paramedics qualified to work for emergency medical service agencies in Manitoba.
Union calls convicted paramedic 'a scapegoat'
Former Hamilton paramedic Paul Zenchuk will have to wait until October to find out his penalty for failing to help a patient back in 2011. He's the first Ontario paramedic ever convicted of the offense under the ambulance act.
Zenchuk pleaded guilty last month in part because he's remorseful and in part to avoid the maximum penalty, a year in prison and a $25,000 fine.
3 injured in Preston Street Criterium bike race
In just under an hour, paramedics took three people to hospital in separate crashes during a downtown Ottawa bike race recently.
Paramedic spokesman Francois Coté said the Preston Street Criterium is a high-speed, short-distance race that often injures cyclists.
For that reason, he said, the event is staffed with four St. John Ambulance units.
Weekend ambulance round-up
Prince Albert Daily Herald
Responding to 76 incidents recently, Parkland Ambulance Care reported a busy weekend highlighted by various assaults and motor vehicle collisions. The following are some highlights Parkland Ambulance provided.
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