Category: NCFP

Batt et al. Identifying Features of a System of Practice to Inform a Contemporary Competency Framework for Paramedics in Canada

Abstract Introduction: Paramedic practice is highly variable, occurs in diverse contexts, and involves the assessment and management of a range of presentations of varying acuity across the lifespan. As a result, attempts to define paramedic practice have been challenging and incomplete. This has led to inaccurate or under-representations of practice that can ultimately affect education,…

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PAC Career Framework for Paramedics

Attention Canadian Paramedics! Check out the (just published!) Paramedic Association of Canada’s Career Framework for Paramedics to get insight into career options and pathways available to you, things you may want to consider regarding further education, and opportunities to work with your employer and others to create additional pathways and career options for paramedics. Read…

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Pre-print. Batt et al. Representing Contemporary Paramedic Practice in Canada: Development of the National Competency Framework for Paramedics

Paramedicine is a domain of practice and health profession that specialises in the provision of health and social care across a range of settings including, but not limited to, emergency and primary care. Paramedics work in a variety of clinical settings such as paramedics services, hospitals, and clinics, in the community as well as non-clinical…

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Pre-print. Batt et al. Identifying Features of a System of Practice to Inform a Contemporary Competency Framework for Paramedics in Canada

Paramedic practice is highly variable, occurs in diverse contexts, and involves the assessment and management of a range of presentations of varying acuity across the lifespan. As a result, attempts to define paramedic practice have been challenging and incomplete. This has led to inaccurate or under-representations of practice that can ultimately affect education, assessment, and…

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CSA/PAC National Competency Framework for Paramedics now open for public review

Please be advised that the CSA Z1660:2024 Draft Standard, National Competency Framework for Paramedics (formerly known as the NOSP), has been posted for the mandatory 60-day Public Review period in accordance with CSA policy. The draft is available for review and comment on the CSA Group Public Review Website as per the links below (English…

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NCFP wins international research award

Congratulations to the team developing the PAC/CSA National Competency Framework for Paramedics (formerly the NOSP), who won the “Best of the Best” Research Award at the Australasian College of Paramedicine International Conference last month in Melbourne, Australia. A panel of judges considered the NCFP to be the best quality research presented at the conference. Thanks…

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PCC 2023 Leadership Summit Speaker Announcement

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Batt et al. Developing the National Occupational Standard for Paramedics in Canada – update 4.

Alan M. Batt, Jennifer Bolster, Pierre Poirier, Jeanne Bank, Michael Austin, Cheryl Cameron, Elizabeth Donnelly, Becky Donelon, Noël Dunn, Tim Essington, Sean Hackett, William Johnston, Chelsea Lanos, Rene Lapierre, Tyne M. Lunn, Meghan Lysko, Paige Mason, Mary Osinga, Dugg Steary, Sean Teed, and Walter Tavares on behalf of the NOSP Development Group and CSA Technical…

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Bolster et al. Emerging Concepts in the Paramedicine Literature to Inform the Revision of a Pan-Canadian Competency Framework for Paramedics

Bolster J, Pithia P, Batt A M (December 23, 2022) Emerging Concepts in the Paramedicine Literature to Inform the Revision of a Pan-CanadianCompetency Framework for Paramedics: A Restricted Review. Cureus 14(12): e32864. DOI 10.7759/cureus.32864

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Bolster et al. Emerging Concepts in the Paramedicine Literature to Inform the Revision of a pan-Canadian Competency Framework for Paramedics: A Restricted Review

The National Occupational Competency Profile (NOCP) – the competency framework for paramedics in Canada – is presently undergoing revision. Since the NOCP was published in 2011, paramedic practice, healthcare and society have changed dramatically. To inform the revision, we sought to identify emerging concepts in the literature that would inform the development of competencies for…

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