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My name is Pierre Poirier. I am the Executive Director of the Paramedic Association of Canada. There are approximately 40,000 paramedics in this country responding to approximately three million calls for service annually. I want to make note that there are three professional designations: Primary Care Paramedic, Advanced Care Paramedic, and Critical Care Paramedic. This distinction is important as I will note further on in my presentation. The Paramedic Association of Canada supports Bill C-224; though we have concerns that the Bill does not sufficiently meet its intent to save lives in a timely manner. READ MORE
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et je suis
l'Association des paramédics
environ 40 000 paramédics qui
trois millions de demandes de service
Je dois d'abord préciser
trois désignations professionnelles
paramédic des soins primaires,
paramédic des soins critiques. Cette distinction est
je l'expliquerai dans ma présentation.
L'Association des paramédics du Canada
est en faveur du projet de loi
nous croyons que le projet de loi ne concrétise pas assez son intention de
sauver des vies au bon moment. LIRE PLUS
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House of Commons Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security
Public safety officers are
to develop post-traumatic stress disorder
and operational stress injuries (OSIs) after experiencing traumatic events while in the line
All would agree that the well-being of those who help to ensure the safety and
security of Canadians is
House of Commons Standing Committee on
Public Safety and National Security
decided to conduct a study on this
invite witnesses, prepare a synthesis of information and make recommendations to
the federal government as it begins to build a framework to address OSIs within the public
safety officer community.
When you see an ambulance pulling onto your street, you know it's likely an emergency, but what if paramedics were there only to offer a basic health assessment, some minor treatment and then referral to a family doctor?
David Coletto with Abacus Data says a survey finds most Canadians support the idea of an expanded role for paramedics in our health care system.
Government of Canada
Many Canadians are struggling with opioid misuse and need access to better treatment. When Canadians suffer overdoses, the impacts are felt in families and communities, and the Government of Canada is committed to taking measures to help fight the effects of this growing problem.
PAC is pleased to provide its members an exclusive and comprehensive national Liability Insurance program for $59/year, with the following features:
• Coverage in each participating member's name — anywhere the member practices across the world — 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year.
• Coverage for participating registered/licensed Emergency Medical Responders, Primary Care Paramedics, Advanced Care Paramedics and Critical Care Paramedics (or their equivalent) — in all jurisdictions throughout Canada.
• Each participating member will receive a copy of the "personal and portable" professional liability insurance coverage. This may be needed to initiate and renew their registration/license/practice permit with a provincial regulatory authority.
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Niagara This Week
Despite the addition of two full-time paramedic crews in 2014, Niagara's ambulance service was down to less than a dozen available ambulances to cover the entire region more than 14,000 times in 2015, regional politicians have heard.
And even with the addition of yet another ambulance crew in 2015, representing eight more full-time paramedics, Niagara Emergency Medical Services is struggling to keep ahead of the curve of huge increases in the number of medical emergency calls it's responding to.
A fallen hiker with a head injury recently waited more than four hours for medical attention, as rescuers scrambled to lift him out of a steep gully in Kelowna.
According to Ephraim Nowak of Central Okanagan Search and Rescue, the man plunged more than 30 feet down a cliff in Crawford Falls, and "was fading in and out of consciousness" as he awaited rescue.
After crashing his bike on a Pitt Meadows road recently, Richard Stefani lay on the ground with serious injuries and waited more than an hour for an ambulance.
"I knew there was something fractured, I was having a hard time breathing," Stefani said.
His cycling group called 911 while Bill Lealess, a former captain for the Vancouver Fire Department, held his neck. "I don't think there (was) any confusion at all, I wasn't expecting to do C-spine for over an hour," Lealess said. "I'm on my hands and knees in the middle of the road and Rick's very uncomfortable in the middle of the road — in pain."
Officials are apologizing to an injured mother and daughter who were left to wait four hours for an ambulance in the Metro Vancouver area recently, in an incident critics say highlights the need for more ambulances in the province.
The pair suffered non-life threatening injuries in a car crash in Surrey, B.C., and were forced to wait by the intersection with firefighters as they were repeatedly passed over in ambulance triage. At least 10 ambulances were dispatched to treat them, only to be diverted to higher-priority calls, according to Linda Lupini, vice president of B.C. Emergency Health Services.
Five near-fatal drug overdoses in one night in the city's downtown have Barrie Police and Simcoe County Paramedics sounding the alarm.
"Hands down, without paramedic intervention and treatment in hospital there's a very good possibility those people could've died," said Deputy Chief of Operations J.C. Gilbert, County of Simcoe Paramedic Services.
Winston Churchill Memorial Trust
This report sets out the findings of a Churchill Fellowship research trip that I conducted
over two months in 2015, travelling through the USA, Canada and the U.K. to identify best practice
the field of Tactical Medicine. The research was focused
on the pre-hospital response to high-threat scenes such as terrorism, sieges
and active shooter incidents, as well as the integration
of Paramedics with law enforcement teams.
European Journal of Emergency Medicine
There is little information on the epidemiology and aetiology of non-traumatic loss of consciousness in patients in the Emergency Department, and this high-risk patient group has been poorly characterized in the pre-hospital setting as well. The aim of this study was to study the epidemiology and aetiology of non-traumatic impaired level of consciousness among the patients treated by an urban Emergency Medical Service system in Finland.
European Journal of Emergency Medicine
To report the use and describe the interest of hemostatic dressings in a civilian setting, we provided medical pre-hospital teams with QuikClot Combat Gauze and asked physicians to complete a specific questionnaire after each use. Thirty uses were prospectively reported.
A little rain recently couldn't keep East Gwillimbury Emergency Services, York Region Paramedic Service and York Regional Police from carrying out a joint training mock scenario at the Queensville Fire Station.
The groups were testing out specialized response tactics for immediate rescue of victims within a potentially dangerous environment.
In a surprise move, the Crown stayed charges against three Ottawa police officers recently, finding there was no reasonable prospect of convicting them for their roles in a June 2014 training exercise blast.
Two paramedics were badly burned by a massive fireball when an explosive device used to force entry was filled with windshield washer fluid instead of water during a joint Ottawa Police Service and RCMP exercise at a vacant house on March Road.
New Brunswick's own Malley industries — known for supplying Ambulance New Brunswick's fleet among other things — is expanding into the United States market with a sleek new ambulance based on a conversion of a Ford Transit.
The new model is meant to be a lighter, safer and more ergonomic take on the traditional ambulance.
The response has been phenomenal so far, according to Terry Malley, CEO of Malley Industries.
MD Ambulance Spokesperson Dave Dutchak says another ambulance is desperately needed at the many military hospitals in Ukraine.
MD Ambulance is sending a second ambulance to Ukraine to help with those who need care as a result of the conflicts going on in that country.
Dutchak says a lot of people have contributed to this cause through fundraisers and other events.
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