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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!
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The new issue of MedicNEWS for June/July 2022 is out now: Read it here!
BHP Corner: Should we be ventilating everyone with a baby BVM? Pulmonary barotrauma from assisted ventilation may be associated with increased morbidity and mortality, so it's important to minimize the likelihood of it occurring. Dr. Nick Costain summarizes the evidence and answers the question of whether it’s time to use the pediatric BVM for everyone. See Dr. Costain’s conclusions.
We're hiring Facilitators who'll help with hands-on practice in CME.
We like teamwork. We think that results are better when a bunch of people work together.
You'll find the complete online Spring 2022 CME ready for you now in MedicLEARN!
This entirely online CME launched on May 11, 2022. While this CME activity is directed at Advanced Care Paramedics certified at the RPPEO, Primary Care Paramedics are welcome to view or complete these modules as well!
Paramedics have until the end of the current certification period - January 31, 2023 - to complete Spring 2022 CME and any other requirements for maintenance of certification.
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.
Due to numerous questions and ongoing changes related to COVID-19, we have created a forum to post answers to paramedic questions and concerns.
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.