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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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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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Cameron et al. Chapter 5 – Research Paradigms

I was pleased to work with Cheryl Cameron and Adam Greene, two of my PhD students, on a chapter for the forthcoming ‘Paramedic Research: Principles, design, and methods’ from Class Professional Publishing, edited by Graham McClelland and Julia Williams. The aims of the chapter are to: (1) describe why research paradigms are important, (2) explore…

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Mausz et al. Paramedic Willingness to Report Violence Following the Introduction of a Novel, Point-of-Event Reporting Process in a Single Canadian Paramedic Service

Violence against paramedics is increasingly recognized as an important occupational health problem, but pervasive and institutionalized underreporting hinders efforts at risk mitigation. Earlier research has shown that the organizational culture within paramedicine may contribute to underreporting, and researchers have recommended involving paramedics in the development of violence prevention policies, including reporting systems. Eighteen months after…

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Pre-print: Lunn et al. Community Paramedicine Supporting Community Needs: A Scoping Review

Health and social needs exist along a dynamic continuum. Recognizing that health status is inextricably impacted by social determinants of health, community paramedicine has opportunities and a responsibility to reduce inequities. The objective of this scoping review was to investigate peer-reviewed and grey literature to explore how community paramedicine supports community needs along a health…

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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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ZOLL Foundation funding: Organ donation after OHCA

Hot on the heels of her recent Top Oral Abstract win at the Canadian Donation and Transplantation Research Program conference, Chelsea has been awarded a $20,000 ZOLL Foundation Research Grant to investigate and review organ donation practices after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). This project will take place over the coming months, led by Chelsea and…

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Lanos: Top Oral Abstract Award

Congratulations to Chelsea Lanos who won the top oral abstract award at the Canadian Donation and Transplantation Research Program Annual Scientific Meeting in Montreal last week for her research into organ donation after cardiac arrest! The abstract for this work was recently published in Transplantation, and you can view it below. Well done Chelsea, I’m…

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HEC funding: Community paramedicine needs assessment tool (CPNAT)

A team led by ABC has been awarded funding to develop an interim Community Paramedicine Program Needs Assessment Tool. The team – Tyne Lunn (Honours student), Cheryl Cameron (PhD student), Dr. Brendan Shannon (Senior Lecturer), and Dr. Alan Batt (Scientist; Adj. Senior Lecturer) all based in the Department of Paramedicine at Monash University will identify…

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Bolster and Batt: An analysis of drug-use related curriculum documents for paramedic students in British Columbia.

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