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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
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
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
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
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
These Professional Journals Include:
  • Annals of Emergency Medicine
  • Canadian Paramedic
  • Emergency Medical Services Journal
  • Emergency
  • Journal of Emergency Medical Services (JEMS) http://www.jems.com/
  • Journal of Emergency Medicine
professional journals
Professional Journals:
  • Journal of Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • Journal of Trauma
  • Prehospital Emergency Care
  • http://www.paramedic-network-news.com/
  • 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?
  • 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
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
The Components of a Research Program: (2 of 2)
  • Analyze the data.
  • Assess and evaluate the results.
  • Write a concise, comprehensive description of the study for publication in a medical journal.
system financing
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.
  • History of EMS
  • Components of an EMS System
  • National Groups andAssociations
for next week roles and responsibilities of the paramedic preparation for work

For Next WeekRoles and Responsibilities of the ParamedicPreparation for work


Responsibilities of the Paramedic

Personal and Professional Development

Professional Ethics

Professional Attitudes

Continuing Education