ALS PCS update coming February 1, 2022

11 January 2022

Version 4.9 of the Advanced Life Support Patient Care Standards (ALS PCS) will come into effect on Tuesday, February 1, 2022.

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.

The RPPEO is making the necessary revisions to paramedics' MedicNET profiles to provide the certifications paramedics will require for these practice changes. Paramedics may notice these changes in the letter they receive when their RPPEO certification renews on February 1, 2022.

We anticipate that the Ontario Paramedic Clinical Guide mobile application will be updated with the ALS PCS v.4.9 on February 1, 2022.

The ALS PCS version 4.9 and the support materials available in this article will be available in the usual Medical Directives section of the site from February 1 forward.

Consult the Documents

Paramedics should review the OBHG ALS PCS v.4.9 Memo and familiarize themselves with the revised medical directives in the ALS PCS v.4.9 before these changes come into effect on February 1, 2022. You may also wish to refer to the Ministry of Health's Summary of Changes for ALS PCS v.4.9.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the RPPEO.  


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