(Shared on behalf of the Ontario CORSIP Research Team)
Alberta College of Paramedics’ regulated members have been invited to participate in the CORSIP Canada Study: COVID-19 Occupational Risks, Seroprevalence and Immunity among Paramedics in Canada.
The purpose of this study is to investigate COVID-19 infection, immunity, and occupational risks among paramedics. Your participation is important and will assist researchers in evaluating the potential risk of COVID-19 among paramedics, identify work-related risk factors that increase this risk, and develop recommendations to protect your health, and the health of others. This is a study of COVID-19 specifically for paramedics in Canada. Participation is voluntary and survey responses and blood test results will remain confidential.
The study is over a 12-month period and consists of collecting surveys and blood samples at three time points. If you decide to participate you will receive your serology results which will inform you if you have antibodies against the SARS-CoV-2 virus, the virus responsible for COVID-19 infections.
Enrolment to the study is limited to 5000 paramedics in Canada. To join the study or learn more, please click on this website link: * https://omc.ohri.ca/CORSIP/Default.aspx (or copy and paste the link into your internet browser).
This research is funded by the COVID-19 Immunity Task Force and is being led by a group of researchers from The University of Toronto and Ontario Health for all Canadian paramedics. This study has been approved by The University of Toronto and The University of British Columbia research ethics boards.
If you have any questions about the study, or your participation, you may contact the study staff listed below. Thank you very much for your time and cooperation. Your participation is important to us.
The Ontario CORSIP research team
Contacts for participants in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario:
Dr. Tracy Kirkham
Dr. Paul Demers
Dr. David O’Neill