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Public perception, research and the path ahead
PAC
Click the link for a summary of polling, conducted by the Paramedic Association of Canada and provincial chapters.
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What is The Tema Conter Memorial Trust Scholarship Award?
The Tema Conter Memorial Trust
The Tema Conter Memorial Trust Scholarship Awards are presented to emergency services or military students who best discuss, in an essay or journal, the psychological stressors of Acute, Cumulative and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and the effects that these stressors may have on their personal and professional lives. "We want to ensure that people understand and can cope with the psychological and emotional burden of dealing with trauma and traumatic loss," says Vince Savoia.
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Looking to share your expertise? Want to get published? Call for contributors
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In an effort to enhance the overall content of the PAC eNews, we'd like to include peer-written articles in future editions. As a member of PAC, your knowledge of the industry lends itself to unprecedented expertise. And we're hoping you'll share this expertise with your peers through well-written commentary. Because of the digital format, there's no word or graphical limit and our group of talented editors can help with final edits. If you're interested in participating, please contact Ronnie Richard to discuss logistics.
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Paramedics shaken by threat to colleague
Hamilton Spectator
A Hamilton paramedic is the first in Ontario to face up to a year in jail and a fine of up to $25,000 after being accused by the Ministry of Health of failing to provide proper care to a patient. "This is the first time the ministry has proceeded with charges against a paramedic under the Ambulance Act," said ministry spokesperson David Jensen. "This matter is before the courts and we cannot comment further."
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Ottawa paramedic gets bravery medal for rescue in frigid drainage ditch
Ottawa Citizen
Paramedic Chris Bugelli had just begun his night shift in 2011, when the call came in: a suicidal man was in the water in a drainage ditch behind the McDonald's at the South Keys shopping mall. Bugelli and his partner were dispatched to back up another emergency vehicle, both arriving as the late winter light was starting to fade. Bugelli and his colleagues tried to coax the man, who was immersed in the icy water up to his neck, to climb out of the ditch, but he refused.
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 Paramedicine Research


More than a third of trauma patients are overtriaged
Emergency Medicine News
Trauma care, with its estimated costs as high as $163 billion, represents close to 10 per cent of U.S. health care expenditures. Studies have proven the worth of trauma centers by showing improved survival among seriously injured patients compared with care at non-trauma hospitals. Numerous studies have shown, however, that the overall cost of providing care to seriously injured patients is higher at major trauma centers than non-trauma hospitals.
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Morphine decreases clopidogrel concentrations and effects
Journal of the American College of Cardiology
As morphine, the recommended treatment for pain of myocardial infarction is associated with poor clinical outcome, we hypothesized that morphine lowers the plasma levels of clopidogrel active metabolite as well as its effects on platelets. This study examined possible drug-drug interactions between clopidogrel and morphine.
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 In the Media


Air ambulance hoping to resume flights soon
Winnipeg Free Press
The head of the Alberta-based Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society helicopter ambulance service, grounded by the Manitoba government recently, wants the emergency service to return to the sky as soon as possible. STARS president and CEO Andrea Robertson said she is hopeful two provincial reviews into the service will eventually see STARS back in the air over southern Manitoba.
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Fire department union outraged over 'low bail'
DNAinfo Chicago
Chicago Fire Department union officials are calling a River North attack on two paramedics doubly tragic. First, the man the paramedics were trying to help turned on them, leaving one with a serious head injury, an official said. Then a Cook County judge, the union officials charge, let the alleged attacker off too easily with a $150,000 bail.
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Helipad for STARS air ambulance opens at Regina General
News Talk 980 CJME
STARS Air Ambulance helicopters can now land on the roof of the Regina General Hospital with the official opening of a $3.4 million helipad recently. Dr. Terry Ross is the medical director for STARS and he explained the significance of having a helipad on the roof of a hospital by pointing out that saving time can also save lives.

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STARS air ambulance flights suspended in Manitoba
CBC News
The Manitoba government has grounded STARS air ambulance flights in the province while officials investigate the death of a woman who died after being transported by the service. The province recently announced that the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society would be temporarily suspended on the advice of medical professionals.

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A message from Chris Hood, President
PAC
Another year is coming to a close and soon we will all be celebrating the holiday season with family and friends. Recently, the Board of Directors of the Paramedic Association of Canada held a fall meeting followed by the Annual General meeting of the Association in Vancouver. These meetings were held in conjunction with the 7th Canadian Public Safety Workshop on Interoperability (CITIG7).

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In Hansard — Ornge air ambulance issue in Ontario
Health Edition
In recent Ontario legislature, the Ornge air ambulance issue has again emerged as a major topic during question period. The Toronto Star revealed that Ornge founder and former CEO Chris Mazza was paid $9.3 million over the six years he was in charge of the organization. Dr. Mazza, who now works in a Thunder Bay hospital, was fired in early 2012 after the auditor general uncovered a web of questionable business practices.
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New collaborative emergency centre opens in Shaunavon, SK
Government of Saskatchewan
Residents in Shaunavon and surrounding areas will benefit from improved stability and access to health care services through the new Collaborative Emergency Centre (CEC). The CEC is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and provides extended hours of primary health care and 24/7 emergency care.
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MD Ambulance sold to Nova Scotia-based Medavie EMS
CBC News
A Nova Scotia company is buying MD Ambulance of Saskatoon. The sale is effective at the start of next year. "I have very mixed emotions," said MD Ambulance president David Dutchak in a news release. "I'm very proud to have created this company with my father and to be part of this nationally-recognized EMS team. It was a difficult decision."
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Court of Appeal: Family gets right to sue Whitby ambulance and paramedics
Toronto Star
John Chasczewski had just retired to spend more time with his wife, Millie. But three days before Christmas in 1996, she collapsed at their Whitby home. With her heartbeat dangerously slow, every minute and every second mattered. Yet paramedics remained at the house for at least 12 minutes before setting out for hospital. Millie Chasczewski died in the back of the ambulance, en route to an emergency department.
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Assigning blame for poor ambulance response times
Waterloo Region Record
It's the low hanging fruit that's just waiting to be harvested, said regional Councillor Tom Galloway. But for now, it's still out of reach. While his fellow councillors showed their dismay at high rural emergency response times, with Wellesley sitting at about 20 minutes, Galloway said the province of Ontario is the one to blame for not providing a consolidated 911 system.
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In Hansard — STARS air ambulance service in Manitoba
Health Edition
The Manitoba air ambulance service has been an issue in that province's legislature, after the government temporarily suspended the STARS service following three critical incidents in which patients being transported may have been deprived of needed oxygen. One woman died shortly after landing at a Winnipeg hospital despite her being cleared for the flight and a doctor, paramedic and critical care nurse on board.
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