The Ultimate Compliment

Abraham Lincoln once said “Everybody likes a compliment.” I would believe that to be true. As for anyone who has worked in the pre-hospital field for any length of time you can appreciate that compliments are few and far between. There are so many reasons for this, but it seems we are more likely to […]

ICoP Scientific Symposium 2018

Research is something that happens in the background as far as many of us are concerned. We reap the benefits of studies, evidenced based medicine and research daily in all fields of medicine. Some maybe well aware of the impact research has on our profession, others maybe less so. Regardless, it doesn’t change the fact […]

ResusTO: A Paramedic Perspective

Three weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending ResusTO. This was the first iteration of this conference and I’ll use that term loosely because it was more of an experience than anything else! A cornucopia of health care professional were in attendance from emergency medicine physicians to paramedics all with an interest in improving […]

EMS Gathering 2018

You’re taken back by the old charm of the city. Historic architecture and cobble stone roads. The river winds and coils through the city as bridges allow for dry passage from one side to the other. Downy clouds dot the sky that which seems to reach for miles. You notice there are paramedic ambulances, rapid […]

The Travelling Paramedic

Times are changing for paramedics in Ontario and across Canada. We see greater professional development and a blossoming professional identity every day. Whether its the establishment of self regulatory bodies, new scopes of practice, emerging roles as paramedics or new research and education – its a pretty terrific time to be a professional paramedic here […]

Approaching Studies: PARAMEDIC2

No doubt by now you’ve heard the buzz, that PARAMEDIC 2 is complete and the results are in! If, for some reason you’re sitting there and asking your self, “What are you going on about guys?” then maybe this small write up is for you. Our intention in this write up is not to analyze the data […]

The Undignified Resuscitation

What does resuscitation mean to you? If you presented that question to the world of social media you would be given a variety of answers. Out of those it’s likely that most could agree out of hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is the most common form of resuscitation pre-hospital care provider’s encounter. We spend countless hours […]