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The member website has launched

August 11th, 2022|The Pulse|

The College is excited to announce the launch of the member website. The launch of the member website signifies the completion of phase three of the transition to the Alinity platform, read more about the four-phase transition here. This is an exciting milestone as not only is the College offering a simplified website that will load faster, the content [...]

Understanding the CC Audit and Common Trends from this Audit

August 9th, 2022|The Pulse|

A key component to the Continuing Competence program is the mandatory CC audit. However, unless selected for the audit most members do not understand the process or what is required of them. As the 2020/2021 audit has concluded, we thought it would be beneficial to share some insight into the process and common trends that were found during this [...]

Understanding the CC Program Requirements

August 4th, 2022|The Pulse|

The Continuing Competence (CC) program can be an area of confusion for many members. As a new CC cycle is soon to begin, we thought it would be beneficial to provide a reminder of how the program works. What is the CC Program? Every profession regulated under the Health Professions Act (HPA) is required to maintain currency in their [...]

Develop Your Skills and Understanding Around Operational Stress

August 2nd, 2022|The Pulse|

The Continuing Competence program is an opportunity for members to develop their professional practice in areas of personal interest and growth. The Competence Committee has developed a list of Continuing Education activities that fall into various themes that members might find personal interest in learning about. Careers in paramedicine can be incredibly stressful and leave practitioners dealing with the [...]

You Asked Us – What does the exemption that allows EMRs to staff more ambulances mean?

July 21st, 2022|The Pulse|

The EMS advisory committee has been working since its inception in January to provide recommendations to help alleviate the current pressures on the EMS system, including addressing the major staffing shortages felt province wide. In May, Jason Copping, Minister of Health announced that Alberta would have a one-year exemption from current staffing requirements that will now allow Emergency Medical [...]

New Continuing Competence Standard of Practice Consultation Period Now Open

July 20th, 2022|NEWS, The Pulse|

Update: the consultation period is now closed. The Health Statutes Amendment Act (Bill 46) was approved in December 2020 and included a suite of amendments to the Health Professions Act (HPA). One of the changes was the removal of the Continuing Competence Program sections (19-24) from the Paramedic Professions Regulation (PPR) and the transition of these sections into the [...]

The Future of Council Elections

June 15th, 2022|The Pulse|

I would like to start this message with a warm welcome to our two elected members to Council: Alexander Tetoff and Adam Swendsen. I wish you all the best and look forward to what is in store for you both during your terms. I would also like to welcome our newest public member: Oluwayemisi (Tosin) Osiberu. As many of [...]

Introducing the Employer Directory

June 14th, 2022|NEWS, The Pulse|

In February, we provided an update on the Alinity transition and explained that future phases were set to release after the initial launch in March. An exciting addition to the member portal, which has not been previously available, is the Employer Directory. The Employer Directory is a tool within Alinity that will provide employers secure access to view the [...]

2022 Annual Members’ Meeting Recap

June 10th, 2022|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 24, 2022. The event was hosted virtually for the third year in a row. This helped to ensure anyone who was able to join us could be part of the updates on the profession, [...]

Develop Your Skills and Understanding Around Pediatric and Geriatric Medicine

June 7th, 2022|The Pulse|

The Continuing Competence program is an opportunity for members to develop their professional practice in areas of personal interest and growth. The Competence Committee has developed a list of Continuing Education activities that fall into various themes that members might find personal interest in learning about. We will be sharing these monthly over the course of the rest of the [...]

Changing the publication date of the Pulse

June 6th, 2022|The Pulse|

The College is committed to communicating important updates with members as they become available. In October 2020, we announced that the Pulse format was changing to allow for more timely updates of information on the College website followed by a monthly newsletter recapping the past month’s information on the 15th of the month (or the next business day). Included in [...]

Reminder: Renewal Kicks off August 1

June 2nd, 2022|The Pulse|

We know these next few summer months can be very busy, so we are reminding all members that renewal will kick off on August 1st. Note: there is no increase to the practice permit fees this year. Fees remain $510. Renewal will look different this year due to the new member portal. You will start with a three-step process including [...]

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