Recent News and Updates
The RPPEO is pleased to announce the full lineup for Fall 2023 CME under the theme At the Heart of the Matter: Emergency Cardiac Care. Advanced Care Paramedics (ACP) certified by the RPPEO and Primary Care Paramedics (PCP) from participating paramedic services are invited to learn the latest evidence-based approaches and practise intervention skills for cardiac emergencies.
In this issue:
- Get the When, Where and What of Your Fall CME
- Patient Choice, Ethical Practice and the DNR Conundrum in BHP Corner
- Find Great Elective CME with RPPEO Live Events This Autumn in Continuing Education
Plus: be the first to see the new palliative care video, find more online electives, get our link recommendations, and more in September MedicNEWS!
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RPPEO paramedics are invited to attend a live online discussion about the landmark "DOSE VF" study on October 6, 2023 at 10am. Register now for this event!
Dr. Sheldon Cheskes, principal investigator and lead author of the paper, Defibrillation Strategies for Refractory Ventricular Fibrillation published in November 2022 in the New England Journal of Medicine, will present a discussion of the research findings and applicability. Hosted by RPPEO Education Coordinator Zach Cantor, this one-hour session will give you the opportunity to ask your questions.
RPPEO paramedics are invited to attend an online discussion about the landmark "DOSE VF" study on October 6, 2023 at 10am. Dr. Sheldon Cheskes, principal investigator and lead author of the paper, Defibrillation Strategies for Refractory Ventricular Fibrillation published last year in the New England Journal of Medicine, will present and host a discussion.
This live webinar is presented as part of RPPEO Fall 2023 CME. Paramedics who attend the live event will receive credit toward Fall CME requirements. This year, ACPS are required to complete Fall CME. PCPs are welcome to attend this event and any who are planning to complete Fall CME will receive credit.
Registration details are forthcoming.
Fall 2023 CME for Advanced Care Paramedics launches online October 11, 2023.
At the Heart of the Matter: Emergency Cardiac Care provides the theme for learning in both the online prerequisite content and the classroom practical session.
More information including a full description of the topics will be available after Labour Day.
This 8 hour CME offering is required for ACPs. Primary Care Paramedics are welcome to attend at the discretion of your paramedic service.
The Ministry of Health has released the newest iteration of the Advanced Life Support Patient Care Standards (ALS PCS), version 5.2. This updated version of the Standards comes into force on Monday, July 10, 2023.
Immediate practice-related changes are limited and include updates to 2 core medical directives (Opioid Toxicity and Withdrawal Medical Directive and Nausea/Vomiting Medical Directive). Paramedics will find changes to auxiliary medical directives within the Chemical Exposure directives and the Special Event directives.
In this issue
- Leading the Way: A Video Message for You from Your Medical Director
- The Unexpected Consequences of Epinephrine in BHP Corner
- Side Hustle: How about a part-time gig with RPPEO?! In Announcements
- The Missed Opportunity: How Paramedics Can Influence Patient Outcomes in Quality & Patient Safety
- Discharge Risks: A Comprehensive Guide for Paramedics in A Window on Care
- The Game-Changers: The Latest Medical Advisories You Can't Afford to Miss
- Are YOU Authorized for Patient Discharge? in Continuing Education
Fall 2023 CME launches in:
Upcoming Education Events
RPPEO Medical Team
RPPEO MedicASK provides paramedics the opportunity to ask questions to our Medical Directors regarding ALS PCS medical directives or other related patient care opportunities.
All questions will be reviewed and answered by staff within the RPPEO. Please browse through our questions and answers, as well as the latest ALS or BLS Patient Care Standards or Companion Document for the Advanced Life Support Patient Care Standards.