Direct Message to existing PCPs – Additional training approved for PCPs
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?
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?
Please note, this information was current as of September 9, 2022 and the courses listed below may have been updated or changed. Please refer to the up to date list of CE activities provided here or in your member portal. Renewal closes in three short weeks and as a requirement of renewal, members must complete [...]
New Restricted Activities Standard of Practice Consultation Period Now Open
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 [...]
The member website has launched
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
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
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
Please note, this information was current as of August 16, 2022 and the courses listed below may have been updated or changed. Please refer to the up to date list of CE activities provided here or in your member portal. The Continuing Competence program is an opportunity for members to develop their professional practice in [...]
You Asked Us – What does the exemption that allows EMRs to staff more ambulances mean?
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
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 [...]