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Celebrating 15 years of Service

Celebrating 15 years of Service

Improving the quality and safety of paramedicine in Eastern Ontario

Recent News and Updates

05 February 2024

OBHG Seeks Paramedics for Provincial Committees

The Ontario Base Hospital Group (OBHG) is seeking applications for new representation from front line paramedics for all provincial committees: Ontario Base Hospital Group Medical Advisory Committee (OBHG MAC) -2 Data Quality Management Subcommittee (DQM) -1 Education Subcommittee (ESC) -1  Term: April 1, 2024 – March 31, 2027 For ...
05 February 2024

Education Facilitator

NEW DEADLINE: March 4, 2024 The Regional Paramedic Program for Eastern Ontario is seeking several outstanding Advanced and Primary Care Paramedics for the position of Education Facilitator. Position Summary As an Education Facilitator, your role is to facilitate a variety of educational events including Continuing Medical Education (CME) and ...
18 January 2024

Clinical Bulletin on OUD, Buprenorphine/naloxone, and Naloxone

A new RPPEO Clinical Bulletin on Opioid Use Disorder, Buprenorphine/naloxone, and Naloxone is now available. This Clinical Bulletin provides paramedic practice guidance from the Regional Medical Director on the appropriate administration of naloxone in the context of opioid toxicity, and differentiates naloxone from the new combined medication ...
11 January 2024

ALS PCS v5.2.1 in Force January 10, 2024

The Ministry of Health has issued a revised version of the Advanced Life Support Patient Care Standards (ALS PCS). Version 5.2.1 came into force on January 10, 2024. ALS PCS v5.2.1 corrected the adult doses for atropine and the pediatric doses for pralidoxime in both the PCP and ACP Nerve Agent Exposure Medical Directives.
28 December 2023

RPPEO Policies Revised: Policy CLI 180 Retired

The Regional Paramedic Program for Eastern Ontario (RPPEO) has revised several of our policies. Paramedics and others for whom RPPEO policies provide guidance should note that there are two important updates to policies CLI 180 and CLI 230. Most of the other policies reviewed received minor revisions that do not substantively impact the guidan...
22 November 2023

MedicNEWS for November/December 2023

In this issue: A New Way to Correspond with RPPEO During Quality Reviews Getting Ready for Your Maintenance of Certification Deadline A Message from Your Medical Director About Safe Care for Complex Patients Navigating Acute Behavioural Disturbances New Elective CME Live and In Person Putting the "Care" in Health Care Your Base Hospital...
21 November 2023

New Quality & Safety Correspondence Process

The Regional Paramedic Program for Eastern Ontario (RPPEO) is pleased to announce a new, more secure and efficient correspondence process for discussions of quality & safety and patient outcomes. Beginning in November, 2023, paramedics will receive an automated email with a unique, encrypted link to correspondence about quality & safet...
20 November 2023

2022-23 RPPEO Dissemination Activities Report: Research Quality & Education

The Regional Paramedic Program presents an accounting of our knowledge production and dissemination work for the 2022-23 year. RPPEO_ANNUAL_DAR_2022-2023_FINAL.pdf
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Latest MedicASK Questions

PHIPPA and Death
Question: I am curious on the PHIPPA guidelines surrounding a deceased patient that may be known to the paramedic's social circle. I appreciate that protecting patients health information is critical during...
If our patient has DKA, should we encourage patient insulin administration?
Question: I recently attended a call for a 30 y.o. in DKA. The patients BGL registered as "high", he was exhibiting kussmaul respirations, hypotensive, intermittently bradycardic and GCS 3. We later found ou...
Nitro for Rate Related Ischemia
Question: The recent direction from base hospital was to administer ASA regardless of the reason behind cardiac ischemia. Example: rate related pain associated with a tachydysrhythmia. Supposing you arrive ...
CTAS 1 and STEMI Bypass
Question: I wanted to follow up on clarification of STEMI bypass and our CTAS level, in our companion documentation it shows a STEMI should be a CTAS 1 but our guide for bypass says a CTAS 1 is contraindicat...
May acetaminophen and/or ibuprofen be administered to patients with headaches
Question: Can acetaminophen and ibuprofen be given to patients to treat headaches, assuming they meet the other aspects of the directives? I’ve been told by colleagues that even PCP scope analgesia used spe...

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.

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