Version 5.1 of the Advanced Life Support Patient Care Standards (ALS PCS) is now in effect.
The Ministry of Health has amended version 5.0 of the ALS PCS to include 3 new treat and discharge auxiliary medical directives as well as to integrate minor edits. ALS PCS version 5.1 is in force, replacing the previously circulated version 5.0 of the ALS PCS. Support materials related to ALS PCS 5.0 are applicable to 5.1.
The revisions to these Standards include changes to paramedic clinical practice. The Ontario Base Hospital Group (OBHG) Education Subcommittee has prepared a support document that discusses these practice changes.
A new RPPEO Medical Advisory is in effect.
Medical Advisory on Discontinuation of Cardiac Monitoring in the ED 2023-01 provides clinical practice guidance for RPPEO-certified paramedics.
In accordance with our preoccupation for patient safety, the Medical Advisory on Discontinuation of Cardiac Monitoring in the ED 2023-01 presents guidance prioritizing patient safety in the face of scarce resources.
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Following the identification of patient safety incidents regarding use of IV EPINEPHrine for anaphylaxis across the region, Dr. Richard Dionne, Regional Medical Director, has issued an important Medical Advisory for paramedics. This Medical Advisory identifies the patient safety risks associated with using the IV route in administration of EPINEPHrine for anyone who is profusing.
Paramedics should read Medical Advisory 2022-02. If you have any questions, please contact quality@RPPEO.ca.
The Regional Paramedic Program presents an accounting of our knowledge production and dissemination work for the 2021-22 year.
The Regional Paramedic Program for Eastern Ontario is pleased to announce the full lineup for your 8-hour Fall 2022 CME!
Paramedic PocketBook+ will be an entirely new tool, built from the ground up with the features and functionality that paramedics, base hospitals and paramedic services suggested.
RPPEO MedicASK provides paramedics the opportunity to ask your Medical Directors questions about the Advanced Life Support Patient Care Standards or other standards of patient care .
All questions are reviewed and answered by staff within the RPPEO.
Browse through our questions and answers or search in MedicASK for a topic that concerns you. If you don't find your topic, feel free to submit your own question.