Paramedic Chiefs of Canada – COVID-19 Webinar – A National Conversation: Part 5 – Community Paramedicine During a Pandemic – April 24th | Recording and HandoutJenny Abercrombie
Continuing forward from our reoccurring COVID-19 Webinars, “A National Conversation” where we gather brief “snapshots” of current provincial and/or national states on a variety of pressing topics related to COVID-19. The focus in this webinar was on “Community Paramedics during a Pandemic.” Representatives from several organization and jurisdictions including Alberta, Winnipeg and Medavie Health Services shared perspectives on Community Paramedic Programs and how they have evolved and adapted during the current pandemic. These uniquely trained and deployed paramedics are enhancing frontline paramedic’s infrastructure and outreach to individuals and communities across the country. We explored the diversity of Community Paramedic programs and how we all are ultimately working toward the same goal of public health and safety in a variety of ways.
- Roles of Community Paramedics (CP) During a Pandemic; Are They Different?
- Screening and Testing Outreach
- Successes and Challenges of Implementations (Government, Regulatory)
This conversation was in the tradition originally started with a conference call among Canadian Paramedic and EMS Leaders sharing information during SARS. This highly successful collaboration of information and best practices sharing approach was continued, with help from FirstWatch, during the H1N1 and Ebola outbreaks.
Facilitators: Kyle Sereda and Darren Sandbeck
Webinar Facilitation and FirstWatch SitRep: Todd Stout
– Silvia Verdugo, MD, MPH, Medical Director – FirstWatch
– Pam Farber, RN, EMT-P, Public Health Advisor – FirstWatch
– Ryan Kozicky, AHS Director, EMS Mobile Integrated Healthcare Programs
– Karen Martin, District Chief Community Paramedicine, City of Winnipeg
– Donald MacLellan, General Manager, Medavie Health Services, Chatham, Ontario
– Jeremy Measham, Operations Manager, Community Paramedicine, Islands EMS
The International Academies of Emergency Dispatch (IAED) are our partners in these COVID-19 webinars.
For further information visit www.paramedicchiefs.ca