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23 Mar Paramedics on the frontline of COVID-19

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Ontario’s dedicated paramedics are on the frontlines. We know every call is a risk. The OAPC is working to keep paramedics in the field protected. We are collaborating with other healthcare professionals, reaching out to our government partners and making sure our members have the most up-to-date information, tools and resources they need to stay safe and healthy as they answer every call. Here are some of the ways we are working and engaged: Sit at the...

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05 Mar Hiring practices to meet todays needs

One of the greatest challenges in Rural and Remote services has always been staffing our services. This is not a new issue, yet with the continual increase in demands for services in EMS, this has become a very prevalent one. Along with the need for increased numbers of staff we run into the issues surrounding the increased expectations from all involved. Paramedics are now expected to do more than ever before, but at the same time as providers we have...

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26 Feb Right Call Right Care

Have you ever found yourself wondering if you should call 911 but you weren’t sure if it was necessary? The “Right Call Right Care” campaign was developed to assist people in exploring other healthcare options that are available prior to relying on the emergency system. These options could result in quicker and more appropriate care for the patient while allowing paramedics to be available for life-threatening emergencies such as chest pain and shortness of breath. Although calling 911 would seem to...

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22 Jan Project Lifesaver Huron

Huron County Paramedic Services is excited about the newest addition to their Community Paramedicine Program. Earlier this year, we were approached by the Huron detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police to become the host of Project Lifesaver. This program was started in Virginia, USA in 1999 in response to the growing correlation of those with cognitive disorders -- individuals such as those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, Dementia, Acquired Brain Injury, PTSD or Downs syndrome -- and those who were reported missing. Project...

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