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26 Mar The Lift Assist Phenomena: An Innovative Solution

In Canada, it is estimated that the proportion of older adults aged 65 years and over will increase from 15.3% in 2013 to approximately 22.9% in 2030. With an increasing number of older adults, the pressure on the health care system will increase consequently placing added demand on paramedic services -- especially through the growing number of non-emergent calls. Forty percent of seniors are expected to fall at least once annually, and 21% of fallers attended to by paramedics visit 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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