News/The Pulse2021-07-14T15:58:39-06:00

Co-regulation vs. Self-regulation

October 26th, 2021|The Pulse|

When paramedicine was first adopted under the Health Professions Act (HPA), it changed the way the profession was governed. Where once professionals had found themselves governed and overseen by other regulated professions, the HPA meant the profession was permitted the role of self-regulation. With self-regulation meant more autonomy in our roles, no more requirement for medical directors (although many employers [...]

Canadian Organization of Paramedic Regulators (COPR) announces new application process for all practice level examinations

October 21st, 2021|NEWS, The Pulse|

Shared on behalf of the Canadian Organization of Paramedic Regulators The Canadian Organization of Paramedic Regulators (COPR) is pleased to announce the launch of the new centralized application process for the COPR Entry to Practice examination at all designation levels. The portal opens on November 22, 2021, for the registration of the February 2022 examination. This process will replace the [...]

You Asked: What kind of swabs can EMRs perform for COVID-19 testing?

October 19th, 2021|The Pulse|

As we continue in the fourth and largest wave of COVID-19 in Alberta where rapid testing has become more available, there is reported confusion among Emergency Medical Responders about what type of testing they are authorized to perform. What kind of swabs can EMRs perform for COVID-19 testing? There are three different types of swabs for COVID-19 testing. The three [...]

CEO Message: A new year and a new member portal

October 15th, 2021|The Pulse|

Welcome to the 2021/2022 membership year. The College recognizes that 2021/2022 renewal was not without challenges; most of which came in the form of recording continuing competence activities. 2021/2022 was the first year that regulated members had to meet the full CC program credit requirements, including the completion of the required learning. While it has been expressed to the College [...]

Saying Goodbye

October 15th, 2021|The Pulse|

This week we tragically lost Marc Moebis, a friend of many and a driving force within our profession. Marc was instrumental in the development of the Alberta Paramedic Association; an organization that has grown to almost 1,000 strong in our province. For any of you who were lucky enough to know Marc, you will know he had a true heart [...]

New Standards of Practice for the Paramedic Profession: A living document

October 12th, 2021|The Pulse|

Standards of Practice: A living document Standards of Practice are essential to ensure quality care is provided to all Albertans by all healthcare professions. These Standards not only provide direction to regulated members in the provision of care but also explain elements of care that patients and the public can expect in their professional interactions with regulated members. The College’s [...]

Why do I still have a vaccine condition on my permit?

October 7th, 2021|The Pulse|

You Asked Us – Why does a condition remain on my practice permit when I’m approved to administer the seasonal influenza/COVID-19 vaccine? In August, the College released a statement that new training has been approved that would authorize PCPs to administer the seasonal influenza vaccine. This training also applies to the COVID-19 vaccine and since this announcement, the College has [...]

College releases statement on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

October 5th, 2021|The Pulse|

Diversity is what makes a community strong. This is an important time for all generations as we continue to recognize the vast diversity among others and the importance of inclusion. The College is committed to ensuring a safe space for all without regard to individual differences. It is our hope that we can create an environment free from judgement, discrimination, [...]

What is the CC Program?

October 1st, 2021|The Pulse|

As the new Continuing Competence (CC) cycle begins, here is your guide to the CC program and its requirements. First point: The CC cycle is a 12-month cycle that aligns with the member year, (October 1 to September 30 each year). To understand the program, first we should explain why there is a program. As part of the Health Professions [...]

One Week Left to Renew Your Practice Permit

September 23rd, 2021|The Pulse|

We know that everyone is very busy in the middle of the fourth wave and things like renewal can easily get lost in the shuffle. We are reminding all members that renewal closes in 1 week on September 30 at 4 pm. Remember to log your CC activities on your profile before you complete your renewal application. As a reminder [...]

New Standards of Practice for the Paramedic Profession: Standard Four

September 21st, 2021|The Pulse|

How familiar are you with the College’s new Standards of Practice? Standards of Practice are essential to ensure quality care is provided to all Albertans by all healthcare professions. These Standards not only provide direction to regulated members in the provision of care but also explain elements of care that patients and the public can expect in their professional interactions [...]

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