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Registrar’s Message: Welcome to the 2022/2023 registration year!

November 30th, 2022|The Pulse|

Hello again everyone and welcome to the 2022/2023 registration year! I want to say a heartfelt thank you to those who renewed their practice permit this year prior to 4 pm on September 30. I sincerely hope the new registration platform, Alinity, worked well for you; it definitely made a number of processes smoother for our staff. There are [...]

Feedback Wanted on National Competencies – Deadline December 17, 2022

November 24th, 2022|The Pulse|

The following message is shared on behalf of the Canadian Organization of Paramedic Regulators (COPR) in relation to the development of the Pan-Canadian Paramedic Essential Regulatory Requirements (PERRs). The goal of the PERRs project is to develop a model that includes both competencies and standards that will inform entry to practice education and key areas of regulation that impact [...]

Develop Your Skills and Understanding on Quality and Safety

November 15th, 2022|The Pulse|

The Continuing Competence program is an opportunity for members to develop their professional practice in areas of personal interest and growth. Below is a compiled list focusing on quality and safety that can also be used towards continuing education credits. 24/7 EMS Emergency Driving (3 credits) Emergency Vehicle Operations (3 credits) Scene Safety (3 credits) Scene Safety: Meth Labs [...]

2021/2022 CC Audit Begins Today, November 8, 2022

November 8th, 2022|The Pulse|

Every profession regulated under the Health Professions Act (HPA) is required to maintain currency in their practice, as well as enhance and expand their knowledge and skills through a Continuing Competence (CC) program. A key component to the Continuing Competence program is the mandatory CC audit. The CC audit is an assessment of selected regulated member’s competence activities recorded on their [...]

CEO Message: Recap of Renewal and Common Questions

October 31st, 2022|The Pulse|

Welcome to the 2022/2023 membership year. This past renewal marked the first renewal using the new member portal, Alinity, and overall the process was smooth. The renewal application in Alinity was a three-step process which consisted of a profile update, Continuing Competence record and professional responsibilities and declarations acknowledgement. This year, the College required updated professional liability insurance if [...]

You Asked Us: How do I get a member card this year?

October 26th, 2022|The Pulse|

In 2019, due to popular demand the College resumed sending out member cards to those that requested them. These requests typically happened during renewal as there was a section of the renewal application where a new member card could be requested. Member cards were sent out four times during the renewal year to those that had requested a card [...]

Heart and Stroke Foundation CPR and BLS courses approved for CE credits

October 20th, 2022|The Pulse|

The Competence Committee has approved the following Heart and Stroke Foundation CPR and BLS courses for Continuing Education (CE) credits. Heartsaver CPR / AED (6 credits) Heartsaver CPR / AED + Child + Infant (15 credits) Heartsaver CPR / AED Level C (15 credits) BLS Provider (12 credits) BLS Renewal (9 credits) BLS Instructor (24 credits) (Instructor certification – [...]

Develop your skills and understanding on diversity and inclusion in healthcare

October 18th, 2022|The Pulse|

The Continuing Competence program is an opportunity for members to develop their professional practice in areas of personal interest and growth. Below is a compiled list focusing on diversity and inclusion in healthcare that can also be used towards continuing education credits. The following are CE activities that are focused on diversity and inclusion in healthcare: Cancer Care Ontario [...]

President’s Message: Welcome to the new 2022/2023 Membership Year

September 30th, 2022|The Pulse|

I would like to begin this message by welcoming all my fellow regulated members to the new 2022/2023 membership year. I am honoured to be stepping into the role of College Council President and look forward to serving our profession with the continued trajectory set before by our previous Presidents, Melissa Manion and Dusty Schlitter. I want to thank [...]

Direct Message to existing PCPs – Additional training approved for PCPs

September 27th, 2022|The Pulse|

The Alberta College of Paramedics has been working to add additional training opportunities to enable Primary Care Paramedics (PCPs) to remove conditions and to achieve endorsements on their practice permit. In May 2021, the College notified education providers that additional learning outcomes would need to be added to their PCP programs by the beginning of September 2022 in an [...]

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 [...]

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