Category: Battlab

Mason: MA defended with distinction

Congratulations to Paige Mason who successfully defended her MA in Interdisciplinary Studies at Royal Roads University today…with distinction! Paige researched workplace flourishing in the Ottawa Paramedic Service in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Her research explored what makes people happy and fulfilled at work, sought to understand how can we use the stories of paramedics…

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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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Speaker announcement: Bolster – ACP Primary Care Conference

Joining as a panelist at next month’s ACP Primary Care Conference is Jen Bolster. Jen, a former Paramedic Practice Leader in Canada, will join a panel discussing updates in the primary care space internationally.

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Webinar: Cameron. Defending dignity

Looking forward to hearing from Cheryl Cameron, M.Ed, ACP and others next week on critical care transport and end-of-life care. Register now at bit.ly/defendingdignity

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Webinar: Lanos. Organ donation after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest

Looking forward to hearing from Chelsea Lanos next week on organ donation after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Chelsea has done some amazing work in this area in Canada, the results of which will hopefully be published soon! Register free now at https://lnkd.in/euQrcR23

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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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Speaker announcement: PCC Leadership Summit

Title: Time for change – envisioning a future state for paramedicine in Canada Paramedic practice has evolved across Canada over the last 15 years to include novel practice settings, increased clinical scope of practice, and innovative models of service delivery. In response, recent projects have sought to better describe professional competencies, increase education requirements, and…

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Johnston et al. Portrayals of a profession: Reflecting on media depictions of paramedics

Today’s paramedics increasingly come from all walks of life and cultural backgrounds. They are well educated, highly skilled professionals who provide care in many contexts outside of the ambulance.1,2 It is important to promote a contemporary shared understanding of paramedicine as we continue to evolve from our historical public safety roots and embrace our role…

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Lanos: Impact of a COVID-19 code blue protocol on resuscitation care and CPR quality during in-hospital cardiac arrest

We sought to evaluate the impact of a COVID-19 Code Blue policy on in-hospital cardiac arrest (IHCA) processes of care, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) quality metrics, and survival to hospital discharge. Methods We completed a health record review of consecutive IHCA for which resuscitation was attempted. We report Utstein outcomes and CPR quality metrics 33 months before…

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