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by Gumballs
Fri Dec 17, 2010 6:04 pm
Forum: General EMS Discussion
Topic: Searching for a list of MB Transfer of Function List
Replies: 4
Views: 976

There is a Manitoba EMS discussion board called United Paramedics of Manitoba. I am sure you will be able to find some answers to your questions there.
by Gumballs
Fri Dec 17, 2010 5:49 pm
Forum: General EMS Discussion
Topic: Searching for a list of MB Transfer of Function List
Replies: 4
Views: 976

Are you thinking of getting licensed in Manitoba? If so, if you are presently licensed within any other Canadian province check out the Labour Mobility Act & how it applies to paramedic licensing & portability.
by Gumballs
Fri Dec 17, 2010 5:37 pm
Forum: General EMS Discussion
Topic: Searching for a list of MB Transfer of Function List
Replies: 4
Views: 976

Click HERE.
by Gumballs
Sun Jan 10, 2010 10:48 am
Forum: Emergency Medical Transport
Topic: When would you use VENTOLIN vs. ATROVENT vs. COMBIVENT
Replies: 9
Views: 82493

Another way to look at this is....

Ventolin relaxes smooth airway muscle & Combivent produces bronchodilation (ipratropium) & also relaxes smooth airway muscles (albuterol).
by Gumballs
Thu Jan 22, 2009 11:12 am
Forum: Firefighting and Rescue Headlines
Topic: Response times best in country
Replies: 19
Views: 2551

[quote=""Workingfire""]I have a feeling the ambulance service medics would be more likely to keep us longer if one of us was trained to their standards. Possibly someone from Winnipeg can correct me if I'm wrong.[/quote] To begin, I am a single trained paramedic from Winnipeg and have had the pleasu...
by Gumballs
Sun Dec 30, 2007 11:26 am
Forum: General EMS Discussion
Topic: Please help, What do all these abbreviations mean
Replies: 11
Views: 2706

[quote=""Inspir""]Interesting, I got my EMT at SAIT in Alberta and according to CMA I am accredited as a PCP. http://www.cma.ca/index.cfm/ci_id/50602/la_id/1.htm#PARA-AB http://www.collegeofparamedics.org/acp_downloads/registration/approvedprog.pdf [/quote] We have a similar situation here in Manito...
by Gumballs
Sun Dec 30, 2007 1:44 am
Forum: General EMS Discussion
Topic: Please help, What do all these abbreviations mean
Replies: 11
Views: 2706

EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) does not equal PCP (Primary Care Paramedic). EMT is an old training level that does not meet NOCP guidelines.

Not sure about other provinces but in Manitoba, an EMR (Emergency Medical Responder) does not equal advanced first aid and is a 260 hour program.
by Gumballs
Fri Oct 19, 2007 11:00 am
Forum: Firefighting and Rescue Headlines
Topic: Paramedics Call on Ontario Government to Deal with ER Waits
Replies: 15
Views: 1581

Crank wrote:We did hand them off to paramedics for a reason...
You know what, as many times that I have had this conversation, this statement/argument has never been spoken/utilized. You have a very valid point which I must and will ponder.
by Gumballs
Tue Oct 16, 2007 11:04 pm
Forum: Firefighting and Rescue Headlines
Topic: Paramedics Call on Ontario Government to Deal with ER Waits
Replies: 15
Views: 1581

...a couple of paramedics with a set of equipment could be at the hospital to stay with the patients waiting to be handed over. They don't actually need to have an ambulance. Working along those same lines, a service/department could utilize cross-trained firefighters i.e. EMR/EMT/PCP to wait with ...
by Gumballs
Thu Apr 26, 2007 11:53 am
Forum: Firefighting and Rescue Headlines
Topic: Amalgamation efforts fail
Replies: 4
Views: 1189

Don't count on it!!

All deals between the City and the unions are dependant on each union accepting their individual deals and, I will be suprised if the paramedic union accepts the one offered to them. If that is the case, all bets are off and everything goes back to square one.