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Update on the activities of the National Occupational Competency Profile Steering Committee
PAC
The Steering Committee held their second meeting in Winnipeg on December 8 and 9, 2013, and they now include 21 highly engaged members. Click the link for their latest update.
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Steering Committee: Proposed Terms of Reference
PAC
The Steering Committee is to guide the redevelopment of the Paramedic Association of Canada's National Occupational Competency Profile. Click the link to learn more about the proposed Terms of Reference.
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 Chapter News


Manitoba 2013 — The year in review
Paramedic Association of Manitoba
So, just what did the Paramedic Association of Manitoba do in 2013? The Association’s vision is "To become a self-governing, self-regulatory society responsible for licensure of all pre-hospital practitioners in the province of Manitoba," and as such, much of the organization's time focuses on the ongoing application for designation as a health profession under Manitoba's Regulated Health Professions Act. Our application for self-regulation was filed in February of 2012, and in May of this year we presented our case at a public hearing called by the Health Professions Advisory Council (HPAC).
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Durham Paramedic involved in motor vehicle collision
Durham Region EMS
Durham Region EMS, Primary Care Paramedic Scott Morgan was involved in a very serious single motor vehicle collision on his way home from work on Monday December 9, 2013. Scott has sustained multi-system trauma, including a serious spinal cord injury that has left him paralyzed from the waist down.
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Islanders' generosity shines, despite nasty weather
The Charlottetown Guardian
Uncooperative weather couldn't stop a number of Islanders from showing their generosity and support for some of the province's families in need during a fundraiser recently. The Pack the Back fundraiser, which encourages Islanders to fill the backs of ambulances with toys, food and other items for P.E.I. families in need, was still held in both Charlottetown and Summerside despite the winter storm.
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 Paramedicine Research


Expanding paramedic scope of practice in the community
CommunityParamedic.ca
Recently, challenges in the delivery of healthcare have prompted governments from around the globe to consider expanding the role paramedics play in health systems. Utilizing paramedics for the management of urgent, low-acuity illnesses and injuries has been coined "community paramedicine" but the role, safety and effectiveness of this concept is poorly understood.
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 In the Media


Tories raise concerns about paramedics' fees
The Chronicle Herald
Nova Scotia politicians say they don't want to see paramedics lose any part of the concessions recently gained during collective bargaining. The Progressive Conservatives raised the matter recently at Province House and released a memo from Emergency Medical Care to its employees informing them of an increase in premium rate charges.
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Paramedic left patient unattended by staff
The StarPhoenix
An MD Ambulance paramedic who had responsibility for Stanley Robillard while he waited to see a doctor at a Saskatoon hospital left on another call without transferring his care to other health care personnel, a coroner's inquest heard recently. Sometime after Jordan Catton left the hospital, triage nurses decided Robillard should leave, though they had not read his chart or talked to him. Robillard, 46, died six hours later in a police cell.
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Training becomes more accessible for future paramedics in Saskatoon
News Talk 650 CKOM
Those wanting to become a paramedic now have more options when it comes to where they choose to take their training in Saskatchewan. SIAST announced recently the Advanced Care Paramedic Program offered at the Wascana Campus will be expanded to the Kelsey Campus in Saskatoon. Up until now, the two-year diploma program was only offered in Regina.

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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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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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Health app certification program halted
By Pamela Lewis Dolan
Happtique launched as a place physicians could go to find trusted apps, vetted for their credibility, privacy and security standards, that could be "prescribed" to patients. But just days after the first class of certified mobile apps was announced, the certification program was halted when an outside app developer and blogger found it to be significantly flawed, raising concerns about the thoroughness of the vetting and certification process.
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Statement from the Ontario Association of Paramedic Chiefs
Newswire
The Ontario Association of Paramedic Chiefs (OAPC) would like to thank the Auditor General for the in-depth review of the land ambulance system in Ontario. We welcome any input that makes the system more effective for the almost one million Ontarians who use it every year. In terms of the review the OAPC supports a number of her findings; however there are a few areas where we believe more detail and context is required.
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Land ambulance services
Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
The provision of land ambulance services in Ontario is governed by the Ambulance Act. Under the Act, the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care must ensure "the existence throughout Ontario of a balanced and integrated system of ambulance services and communication services used in dispatching ambulances." The Act further states that every municipality will "be responsible for ensuring the proper provision of land ambulance services in the municipality in accordance with the needs of persons in the municipality."
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Text messaging in emergency medicine
By Dorothy L. Tengler
Interacting with friends and family, our lives are shaped by text messaging in many ways. And those ways are increasing, especially for patients with diabetes. A recent study was conducted for Type 2 diabetes patients in the emergency department of the largest safety-net hospital of the public care system in Los Angeles County. The research examined how a daily text messaging program for patients affected the rate of return to the ED and overall health.
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Yukon College cancels paramedic course
CBC News
Fabienne Brulhart had planned for over a year to enroll in the Primary Care Paramedic Certificate program at Yukon College. She had arranged daycare for her two children, completed an Emergency Medical Response course and received several required immunizations. She had even quit her job. Then recently, just before classes were set to begin, she learned that classes were cancelled.
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EMTs, prof question paramedic survey results
Winnipeg Sun
Winnipeg is saying people are less satisfied with paramedic services, but some are questioning how it came to such conclusions. The city published a survey in the 2014 budget stating that customer satisfaction with emergency response such as paramedics and ambulances has decreased to 64.6 per cent in 2013. In 2012, that number was 90 per cent.
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