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Looking for Continuing Competence activity options that are free and online? Part Two

April 2nd, 2024|The Pulse|

(Originally published on April 25, 2023. Republished on August 29, 2023.) The Continuing Competence program is an opportunity for members to develop their professional practice in areas of personal interest and growth. Updated list - Free Online CE Options (April 2, 2024) Below is a compiled list focusing on free and online courses that can also be used towards [...]

CEO Message: Upcoming Events and Council Recruitment

March 22nd, 2024|The Pulse, Uncategorized|

Hi everyone, I hope the beginning of 2024 has treated you well. It looks like spring is right around the corner and with that comes some exciting things. The Annual Members’ Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, May 22 at 1 pm. Viewers will get to hear from Council President, Travis Lanoway; Registrar, Tim Ford; and myself. We will also [...]

Understanding the Standards: Privacy and Confidentiality

March 21st, 2024|The Pulse|

As you may know, the Standards of Practice set out the minimum standards in paramedic services. Each regulated member is required to understand and comply with these Standards, but how does this translate in the day-to-day work of EMRs, PCPs, and ACPS? In an effort to help regulated members understand and apply the Standards to real life situations, we [...]

Alberta EMR wins COPR’s 2023 EMR Award of Excellence

March 19th, 2024|The Pulse|

The Alberta College of Paramedics would like to extend a congratulations to Erica Haggart, EMR for receiving the COPR’s 2023 EMR Award of Excellence. Erica scored the highest mark on the COPR EMR exam in 2023. Below is the press release from COPR and Erica’s full bio, along with the other recipients, can be found here. [...]

Canadian Paramedic Perceptions and Requirements for Adoption of Speech Recognition Technology Research Study

March 12th, 2024|The Pulse|

Updated March 12, 2024 Shared on behalf of Desmond Hedderson, BSc, ACP and the University of Victoria. You are invited to participate in a nationwide study on the paramedic perspective of speech recognition technology in the pre-hospital workflow. This study is open to registered paramedics and paramedic students across Canada, and will close on April 1, 2024. The study [...]

Develop Your Skills and Understanding on Poisons

March 7th, 2024|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 poisons that can also be used towards continuing education credits. 10-8 CME Organophosphate Poisoning (6 credits) 24/7 EMS – 3 credits each Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Cyanide Poisoning Geriatric Poisonings Pediatric Poisoning [...]

Registrar Message: Audits, PLI and Educational Reform

February 29th, 2024|The Pulse|

To kick off my first message of the year, I would like to extend a warm welcome to 2024! I hope everyone had a chance to relax and recharge. Generally, with my Registrar messages, I like to take the opportunity to provide insights into new developments for the profession, educational opportunities, respond to concerns or trends we see as [...]

Understanding the Standards: Apply the Standards to real life situations

February 14th, 2024|The Pulse|

As you may know, the Standards of Practice set out the minimum standards in paramedic services. Each regulated member is required to understand and comply with these Standards, but how does this translate in the day-to-day work of EMRs, PCPs, and ACPS? In an effort to help regulated members understand and apply the Standards to real life situations, we [...]

Develop Your Skills and Understanding on Indigenous Health

February 6th, 2024|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 Indigenous health programs that can also be used towards continuing education credits. Canadian Mental Health Association Resilient Minds for Indigenous First Responders (36 credits) Canadian Virtual Hospice Indigenous Cultural Safety Training [...]

Understanding the Standards: Continuing Competence (CC) Part Two

January 18th, 2024|The Pulse|

As you may know, the Standards of Practice set out the minimum standards in paramedic services. Each regulated member is required to understand and comply with these Standards, but how does this translate in the day-to-day work of EMRs, PCPs, and ACPS? In an effort to help regulated members understand and apply the Standards to real life situations, we [...]

Paramedic Association of Canada experiences Privacy Breach

January 16th, 2024|NEWS, The Pulse|

The Alberta College of Paramedics (College) has been made aware that the Paramedic Association of Canada (PAC) experienced a privacy breach on January 11, 2024. The breach consisted of information from 2018 including regulated members’ registration number, first name, last name, address, phone number and email information. We have been in contact with PAC since being notified of this [...]

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