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The Pulse2022-09-13T15:44:53-06:00

You Asked Us: Why is the website missing content?

September 22nd, 2022|The Pulse|

In August, the College officially launched the member website. This was part of the staggered Alinity launch and is an area that only those who have an Alinity login can access. Members can toggle between the member portal and the member website once logged into Alinity. The transition to two websites, public and member, comes as a result of [...]

Looking for last minute Continuing Competence activity options?

September 9th, 2022|The Pulse|

Renewal closes in three short weeks and as a requirement of renewal, members must complete 60 CC credits 30 of which must be Continuing Education. We have compiled a list of training providers that offer a variety of courses that can be taken on the fly as last-minute options to complete your CC requirements. Please note, not all the [...]

New Restricted Activities Standard of Practice Consultation Period Now Open

September 6th, 2022|NEWS, The Pulse|

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 will be the removal of the Restricted Activities sections (16-18) from the Paramedic Professions Regulation (PPR) and the transition of these sections into the HPA as well as a new regulation [...]

Registrar’s Message: August updates

August 31st, 2022|The Pulse|

It’s a bit hard to believe that it is the end of August already! I sincerely hope that you all have had an opportunity to take some time for yourself this summer and “recharge the batteries”. As a profession, we have experienced unprecedented pressures which have yet to subside, so the time away from work becomes even more important [...]

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|

Revised August 16, 2022 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 [...]

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 [...]

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