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

Launch of the Pan-Canadian Essential Regulatory Requirements Project (PERRs)

July 22nd, 2021|The Pulse|

Shared on behalf of the Canadian Organization of Paramedic Regulators (COPR) It is with pleasure that the Canadian Organization of Paramedic Regulators (COPR) officially announce the launch of the Pan-Canadian Essential Regulatory Requirements Project (PERRs) for paramedics. The PERRs project will describe the expectations for safe, effective, and ethical performance by paramedics. This work is intended to inform provincial regulatory [...]

Looking for Continuing Competence Options? Become a Preceptor!

July 20th, 2021|The Pulse|

We know that many of you have been pushed to your limits over the past year and a half, and we sincerely want to acknowledge all of you who have gone over and above to continue to precept students during these difficult times. Preceptors form a vital link within our profession and the long-term sustainability of paramedicine is reliant on [...]

Registrar’s Announcement: New Standards of Practice in force today

July 15th, 2021|The Pulse|

I am pleased to announce Council’s approval and the implementation of the profession’s newly drafted Standards of Practice, which are effective and in force today, July 15, 2021. These widely anticipated Standards will provide a much clearer outline for regulated members in their provision of care to Albertans. Standards of Practice are common to all regulated healthcare professions, with each [...]

Ethics and Jurisprudence Exam Fee Reduced

July 15th, 2021|The Pulse|

For most regulated members, many won’t recall writing the Ethics and Jurisprudence Exam. This is because the College used to incorporate the Ethics and Jurisprudence exam questions in the former Provincial Registration Examination – meaning if you graduated from an Alberta program, the exams were combined. With the shift to the COPR exams as the approved registration examination, the [...]

Upcoming Council Election Vote kicks off August 1

July 13th, 2021|The Pulse|

Under the Health Professions Act, half of Council members are elected from the regulated membership and serve as subject matter experts for the profession as the Council carries out the functions of governance and oversight of all decisions made for paramedics such as approval of education programs, College budget and fees, and changes to key regulatory processes within the HPA. [...]

College Website Updates Coming Soon

July 9th, 2021|The Pulse|

The College’s current website was launched in the fall of 2017, which in the world of websites makes it basically 100 years old. (Okay, we made that up, but with how fast things change in the online world, the site and the platform it was built on is considered to be really old.) This is why over the past few [...]

Updated Registration Requirements for New Applicants

June 29th, 2021|The Pulse|

Over the past six months the College has been collecting feedback from new applicants as they apply on how the application process can be improved and what steps should be made clearer during the process. With the new feedback, the College has updated and uploaded new registration handbooks to the College website. These handbooks give a full list of requirements [...]

New Registration Handbooks and Requirements for New Applicants

June 26th, 2021|The Pulse|

Over the past six months the College has been collecting feedback from new applicants as they apply on how the application process can be improved and what steps should be made clearer during the process. With the new feedback, the College has updated and uploaded new registration handbooks to the College website. These handbooks give a full list of requirements [...]

Claim your Continuing Competence Credits for the 2020/2021 Cycle

June 22nd, 2021|The Pulse|

As the new renewal year approaches fast, it is important to make sure you are on track and have claimed your Continuing Competence requirements for the 2020/2021 cycle. The Health Professions Act (HPA) requires all health professionals to participate in a Continuing Competence program, as this is a vital component to ensuring the public safety, regardless of the profession. This past year, [...]

President’s Message: AMM and Discussions about our Future

June 15th, 2021|The Pulse|

With a pulse on the profession globally, where do you see the profession in 5 and 10 years, specifically in terms of technology, interdisciplinary team integration, research and practice? The question above was asked of the panel (College President, CEO and Registrar) during the 2021 Annual Members’ Meeting. As President, I couldn’t help but be somewhat excited by the [...]

Lloyd Sadd Liability Insurance/Medical Malpractice Official Portal Now Open

June 15th, 2021|The Pulse|

The final step of implementation - the online portal – for the College’s liability program provider is now open for members to sign up. This group rate liability insurance is provided by Lloyd Sadd – Berkley Canada, a completely independent insurer from the College. (Please note this is a separate portal from the Alberta College of Paramedics member portal). [...]

2021 Annual Members’ Meeting Recap

June 10th, 2021|The Pulse|

Thank you to everyone who watched live, or has since watched, the fifth Annual Members’ Meeting of the Alberta College of Paramedics on Tuesday, May 25, 2021. The event was again hosted virtually this year, making it the second year for a solely virtual broadcast, and allowing the College to keep with current health orders and restrictions. This virtual [...]

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