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EMS SYSTEMS. National Groups and Associations. Paramedic Association of Canada. Canada’s only national organization ‘May’ Regulate Practice ‘May’ Approve Training Programs. Belonging to a Professional Organization is a good way to keep informed about the latest technology.

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EMS SYSTEMS

National Groups and Associations


Paramedic Association of Canada

  • Canada’s only national organization

  • ‘May’ Regulate Practice

  • ‘May’ Approve Training Programs


Belonging to a Professional Organization is a good way to keep informed about the latest technology.


Professional Organizations Include:

  • Paramedic Association of Canadahttp://www.paramedic.ca

  • Ontario Paramedic Associationhttp://www.ontarioparamedic.ca

  • Various other Provincial Associations

    • BC

    • Alberta

    • Saskatchewan

    • Quebec

    • Nova Scotia

    • New Brunswick

    • PEI

    • Yukon


OPA- Ontario Paramedic Association

  • www.ontarioparamedic.ca

  • Focus

    • What is its mandate or mission statement?

    • What chapters are in this Association?

    • When is EMS week?

    • What are we going to do about it here at Fleming?


American Professional Organizations Include:

  • National Association of EMT's

  • National Association of Search and Rescue

  • National Association of State EMS Directors

  • National Association of EMS Physicians

  • National Flight Paramedics Association

  • National Council of State EMS Training Coordinators


A variety of journals are available to keep the paramedic aware of the latest changes in this ever-changing industry.


These Professional Journals Include:

  • Annals of Emergency Medicine

  • Canadian Paramedic

  • Emergency Medical Services Journal

  • Emergency

  • Journal of Emergency MedicalServices (JEMS) http://www.jems.com/

  • Journal of Emergency Medicine


Professional Journals:

  • Journal of Pediatric Emergency Medicine

  • Journal of Trauma

  • Prehospital Emergency Care

  • http://www.paramedic-network-news.com/


Research

  • Research programs are essential for moral, educational, medical, financial, and practical reasons.

  • Future EMS research must address the following issues:

    • Which interventions actually reduce morbidity and mortality?

    • Are the benefits of a procedure worth the risk?

    • What is the cost-benefit ratio?


OPALS

  • Benefits of ALS??

    • Phase 1: Evaluate system as it is

    • Phase 2: Add defib response (< 8 minutes > 90% of the time)

    • Phase 3: Add ALS response (< 8 minutes 90% of the time)

  • Outcomes

    • Cardiac arrest survival

    • Sub studies


The Components of a Research Program: (1 of 2)

  • Identify a problem.

  • Identify the body of knowledge on the subject.

  • Select the best design for the study.

  • Begin the study and collect raw data.


The Components of a Research Program: (2 of 2)

  • Analyze the data.

  • Assess and evaluate the results.

  • Write a concise, comprehensivedescription of the study for publication in a medical journal.


System Financing

  • EMS funding can come from a variety of sources.

  • Fee-for-service from Provincial Health Insurance Plans, private insurance companies, or private paying patients is common.

  • Public Utility Models are becomingincreasingly popular.


Summary

  • History of EMS

  • Components of an EMS System

  • National Groups andAssociations


For Next WeekRoles and Responsibilities of the ParamedicPreparation for work

Topics

Responsibilities of the Paramedic

Personal and Professional Development

Professional Ethics

Professional Attitudes

Continuing Education


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