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Information and guidance to help paramedics apply paramedic standards of care and to reflect on how they do so.

Paramedic Practice

Paramedic Practice in Eastern Ontario is characterized by compassionate, well-informed and timely decision-making. Paramedic practice is based in legislation and enabled by medical standards and guidance, quality assurance and improvement services, and professional development programs.

Paramedics practice with other actors providing context, including the Ministry of Health, base hospitals, medical directors and paramedic services. In some areas, including parts of Eastern Ontario, programs for (regional special patient populations) provide additional guidance. Trauma, pediatric or cardiac care are examples of special patient populations.

For the authorization to practice as a paramedic or to use delegated medical acts, see Certification.