CPD Opportunity (EMALB Credit): Viewing, Falling Through the Cracks: Greg’s Story

You are invited to attend a viewing of Falling Through the Cracks: Greg’s Story

Hosted by: Douglas College Faculty of Health Sciences

Monday February 25, 2019

11:00-12:30

A1470 Lecture Theatre

Douglas College, David Lam Campus

Coquitlam, BC

1100-1230

Registration can be found here.

Falling Through the Cracks: Greg’s Story is a short film on Greg Price’s journey through the healthcare system. The film gives a glimpse of who Greg was and focuses on the events of his healthcare journey that ended in his unexpected and tragic death.   In spite of the sadness of Greg’s Story, the message of the film is intended to inspire positive change and improvement in the healthcare system. We believe the film will resonate with the audience and create a platform for further dialogue. We hope people will feel empowered and challenge the status quo of the current healthcare system so we all end up with better care and outcomes.

Watch the trailer:

CPD Resource: Neuro Anatomy UBC

Our friends at University of British Columbia have created a wonderful learning resource that we wish to share with our members. Open to the public and licensed through Creative Commons they have created a virtual anatomy lab on Neuroanatomy. We are sure all paramedics will find this useful and interesting.

http://neuroanatomy.ca

For instance, check out the stroke model: http://neuroanatomy.ca/stroke/aca.html

BCPA President’s Message [November 2018]

President’s Message [November 2018]

Welcome to the British Columbia Paramedic Association. After over 44 years of paramedic practice in the province of BC, the time has finally arrived for paramedics to take control of their own profession. Professional Leadership, Clinical Practice Excellence, Higher Education, and Paramedic Research will form the basis of this non-partisan advocacy group. I’m proud to be a member of one of the most passionate, patient focused, professions in healthcare. I’m more proud to play a role in giving paramedics the voice of professional advocacy they have historically been without.

Moving forward members can expect the BCPA to advocate for improved education (for new and existing practitioners), improved clinical practice, paramedic practice research, and a self-regulated professional college. As part of this plan, members can expect to see EMALB approved continuing education material, future symposiums focused on clinical practice, advanced education program development advocacy, and paramedic driven research. None of this can happen without membership support. At this critical start-up phase I implore every member to take on as active a membership role as possible. The BCPA board will be seeking educational content creators, advisory board members in all areas of practice, research coordinators, and governance experts. The success of the association relies on the participation of the membership.

Paramedics spend their entire careers caring for the needs of others. It’s time to continue the exceptional care paramedics provide their patients by caring for the needs of the paramedic profession.

Welcome aboard everyone,

Ed Peters