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21 Dec 77 Ontario Paramedics Recognized for Excellence in Paramedic Services

In a ceremony at Queen’s Park held on November 28th, The Honourable Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier of Ontario and Minister of Health and Long-Term Care will recognize 77 Ontario Paramedics whom have provided pre-hospital emergency medical services to the public in an exemplary manner for a minimum of thirty years. These paramedics will be presented with their first or Second bar for the Emergency Medical Services Exemplary Service Medal, which was created in 1994 by the late Governor General Romeo LeBlanc...

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13 Nov 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) device...

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05 Nov 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) has focused on...

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14 Aug Survivor Day, more than just a meet and greet

On June 1, 2018, Essex Windsor EMS (EWEMS) hosted their 8th Annual Survivor Day. We are proud of this event and it continues to grow and foster into a larger and fuller afternoon each subsequent year. Prior to 2010, EWEMS did have survivor “connections”, in which a survivor would contact the service and ask to meet those paramedics that had “saved” their life. This connection would be arranged by a Professional Standards Captain, having the crew attend a base, meet...

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09 Jul Norfolk -Special Events Planning for Friday the 13th

Norfolk County is a large, mainly rural, area of 1600 sq. km. on the north shore of Lake Erie.  With a current population of approximately 62,000 residents, Norfolk County continues to attract new residents and visitors to its pristine beaches, wineries, breweries, restaurants and tourist activities.  Norfolk County EMS provides paramedic services to the entire County, with six ambulance bases, eleven ambulances, three ERV’s, an ESU and a RAV (rapid access vehicle).  In addition, robust community paramedicine program, public access...

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