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  • Taking Training to the Lab

    In spring of this year, as part of our annual Continuing Medical Education, Guelph-Wellington Paramedic Service partnered with the University of Guelph to provide a unique training opportunity. When it comes to learning and maintaining skills as a paramedic, students and working medics alike are no stranger to the world of simulation. Most scenarios include verbally explaining a skill instead of actually using equipment on live mock patients, as there are not many volunteers willing to have an interosseous (IO)......

  • High Performance Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

    By Keith Kirkpatrick – Chief, Kawartha Lakes Paramedic Services   The national average of surviving an out of hospital sudden cardiac arrest in adults is about five per cent. Of the approximately 40,000 people who die in Canada per year as a result of sudden cardiac arrest, most are over the age of 35 and most could have been saved. Since the 1960s, a great deal of time, thought and research by agencies such as the American Heart Association (AHA)......

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Origin of the OAPC

The Ontario Association of Paramedic Chiefs (OAPC) was formed to allow members of the EMS/Paramedic industry to come together to develop common strategies for optimizing the transition to municipal control of ambulance service within the province.

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The OAPC has an organizational process that features six committees (groups) that oversee a number of working sub-committees, feeding information and recommendations to the Board.  The core areas are:  Strategic Analysis, Operations, Performance Standards, Professional Standards, Education & Research and Public Relations & Image Building.

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Looking for an opportunity to acquire employment with a paramedic service or to advance your career? Consider employment opportunities with the EMS / Paramedic team.

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Demers Ambulances is one of the largest firms in North America and is the Canadian leader in ambulance design, manufacture and distribution.

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ZOLL delivers technology that advances emergency care and benefits patients.

In honour of the emergency services workers on scene at the horrific crash in Humboldt, Saskatchewan, the OAPC has made a donation to the Tema Conter Trust.