You'll find a major focus on palliative care with this year's online Fall CME. Giving you a better knowledge about this patient population will help in care whether or not your paramedic service goes on to implement the new care pathways that the Ottawa Health Research Institute plans to introduce through the Paramedics Providing Palliative Care Project. We've included a discussion forum in MedicLEARN to help support the lessons' content.
Other lessons in the fully online Fall CME line-up include
- An update from the Champlain Acute Stroke Bypass team sharing data and patient outcomes
- An Introduction to Health Literacy in Paramedicine that gives easy tools to improve patient understanding
- A discussion on antiplatelet therapy that will help you better think through use of NSAIDs
- A close look at analgesia in your practice
- A deep-dive on the pearls and pitfalls of informed refusal of transport
We're really hoping you'll find these lessons useful in your day to day practice. Since this fully online course is a new way to go for all of us, we've also included a voluntary questionnaire at the end. Your feedback will help us adjust and improve the course and content for future CME events.
RPPEO's Fall CME event provides 8-hours of CME credit as part of the annual learning requirements for PCP and ACP in Eastern Ontario. All CME credits required of PCP and ACP must be complete by January 31, 2021, for paramedic annual re-certification.
Log in to the RPPEO website and go to MedicLEARN to take Fall CME or other continuing education lessons.