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Gap Analysis for EMS
PAC
The Paramedic Association of Canada (PAC) and the Paramedic Chiefs of Canada (EMSCC) have recognized a need to enable a research culture within their emergency service discipline. As new partners of the CPRC, a strategic gaps analysis is essential to drive coordinated research and development, and science and technology investment. This gap analysis will provide a model for collaborative participation and prioritization in evolving research initiatives for all Tri-Service agencies.

To see the EMS Gap Analysis, click here.
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Is it time to change the system? Community paramedicine
PAC
In many different parts of Canada, the role of paramedics are evolving. In some cases, the traditional role of responding to 911 ambulance calls are being augmented by a more holistic, team approach to health care delivery, to the residents in the communities that paramedics serve.

There are examples of this type of change in a number of jurisdictions across this country. Whether it be Renfrew County, ON, where the community paramedics are assisting long-term care patients remain in their homes longer; to Winnipeg, MB, where the Main Street project lets community paramedics help the venerable members of the community have access to health care resources. This type of transformational change in paramedic care should be the wave of the future.

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Newfoundland and Labrador gets report on ambulance system
Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
The report on a Provincial Ambulance Program review in Newfoundland and Labrador was submitted to the government recently. The review, by ambulance and emergency services consulting firm Fitch and Associates, was commissioned by the government in January to make recommendations on how to improve ambulance services. Health and Community Services Minister Susan Sullivan said the review encompasses standards, response times, delivery models, best practices and governance structure. "The next steps in the process are to closely review the recommendations and develop a plan that will enable us to move forward to deliver optimal service to the people of the province."
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 Paramedicine Research


Paramedic myocardial infarction care with fibrinolytics:
A process map and hazard analysis

Informa Healthcare
Despite the supporting published evidence for prehospital fibrinolysis (PHF) for ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients by paramedics, the complexity of the process has not been rigorously explored in a stepwise approach. The objectives of this study were to (1) map the process of care that occurs during EMS management of STEMI with administration of PHF from 911 call to transfer of care to the emergency department and (2) to identify steps that could adversely affect patient safety or clinical outcome.
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Is it too difficult to be a paramedic in British Columbia?
CBC News
Cameron Eby is on the provincial executive for the Ambulance Paramedics of B.C. union. He says part of the problem is that in order to become a paramedic, you must take nine months of school at a cost of thousands of dollars. This school is usually in larger cities, so people from remote locations must give up other work in order to complete the training. Then when they return to their communities, they don't get full pay unless they are responding to an emergency.
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Aerolite receives Canadian approval for AW109SP medical interior
Canadian Skies
Aerolite announced it received Transport Canada approval for helicopter emergency medical services interiors for the AgustaWestland AW109S and SP models. The interior can be configured with one or two stretchers, up to four attendants in one stretcher configuration and up to two attendants in the two stretcher configuration. The innovative multi-mission medical floor allows the integration of a swiveling/tracking medical seat as well as up to five passengers in pax configuration.
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Nova Scotia to lease $31.4 million worth of ambulances
The Chronicle Herald
The province has signed a $31.4 million contract with Tri-Star Industries of Yarmouth for new and improved ambulances. Nova Scotia will lease a new generation of ambulances from Tri-Star, gradually replacing its existing fleet of 150 ambulances over the next few years. The first of the redesigned ambulances, which are being manufactured in Yarmouth, are expected to start rolling out in November. About 20 new ones will be on the road within a year, it was announced recently.
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Ambulance New Brunswick won't replace St. John Ambulance
CBC News
Ambulance New Brunswick says it won't be stepping in to replace the St. John Ambulance service at community events in Moncton and Fredericton. St. John Ambulance announced last week it will no longer be able to provide first-aid in the two cities due to lack of volunteers. The decision has left organizations scrambling to find other options. But Ambulance New Brunswick can't take over that role, said spokesperson Tracy Bell.
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Editorial: Lethbridge fortunate to have first-rate paramedics
Lethbridge Herald
On the morning of Tuesday, March 13, 2012, I went downtown with a friend for coffee. The City of Lethbridge Fire Department paramedics were called when my friend suddenly became ill. The paramedics tended to my friend on the scene and then transported him to the hospital. Fortunately, my friend was able to go home later that afternoon. If it weren't for those two young men (I don't recall their names), the outcome could have been much different.

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Detroit paramedic treats heart-attack patient — while suffering heart attack
Yahoo!
Detroit paramedic Joseph Hardman is a hero. He's also lucky to be alive. Hardman was recently giving CPR to a man having a heart attack when he began suffering a heart attack himself. "I didn't need a machine to tell me that I was having a heart attack," Hardman told CBS Detroit. "Because all of the symptoms that present with a heart attack — I was pretty much having them all." He finished caring for his patient, then alerted his partner that they would be taking two patients to the hospital.

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Official release of the Canadian National EMS Research Agenda
PAC
The Paramedic Chiefs of Canada, in partnership with the Paramedic Association of Canada are pleased to announce the official release of the Canadian National Emergency Medical Services Research Agenda. The purpose of this study was to identify barriers, current strengths and opportunities to conduct and use research in Canadian Emergency Medical Services, in order to make recommendations for the future research.

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Ontario addresses to be flagged as hazardous to protect paramedics
Blackburn News
Bruce County Council is entering into a new agreement that will help keep its paramedics safe. Director of Emergency Services Doug Smith says the program alerts paramedics when they are responding to an address with known hazards that could endanger the safety of first responders. He says it's similar to a program they are currently using with their dispatchers in London, ON, but this is a provincial initiative and it should be an improvement.
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Creating a blueprint for air medical services
By Darla Ferrara
With more than 500,000 clinical aviation transports each year in the United States, it's surprising how little research is available to optimize performance factors such as air ambulance safety and resource utilization. A recent study conducted by The Center of Medical Transport Research in Columbus, Ohio, collated data to identify and characterize areas that lacked evidence-based guidelines. The goal was to direct future studies, prioritize funding options and improve methodologies in air medical services.
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Paramedics to get new London, ON home next spring
Metro News
Ground was officially broken recently on a new and larger EMS station in northwest London. Middlesex-London EMS Chief Neal Roberts said the move is necessary because of population growth and a rising number of calls for help. The current station was built more than 25 years ago and is equipped with two bays for older-style EMS vans. The new location will feature four drive-through bays that can each fit the more modern size ambulance with no problems.
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Some STARS air ambulance missions under review in Manitoba
CBC News
Health sources in Manitoba tell CBC News there is growing concern over the STARS air ambulance program and patient management, as several cases are currently under clinical review by the province. A government official confirmed that several cases involving STARS — which stands for Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society — are currently undergoing a clinical review, although there has been no public mention of the clinical reviews or complaints until the CBC News I-Team asked about it.
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