Is ACP holding back Paramedicine in Alberta?

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Is ACP holding back Paramedicine in Alberta?

Postby Probi » Mon Mar 14, 2016 4:12 pm

"Full proclamation of the Health Professions Act, that of having all health professional college schedules proclaimed, was expected to be complete by 2005. Currently the Alberta College of
Paramedics is preparing for the transition."

So i take it this means that for the Paramedic Association of Canada to have everyone under one scope... were still waiting for Alberta to catch up. Why are they so slow? I assume it has something to do with there ability to collect an income off of the new 2011 NOCP job profile. Which actually increases our EMT's scope of practice. Since they are being slow, are they actually breaking there responsibility to Albertans. This is from the Health Disciplines Act of Alberta

10 A Committee, in relation to the designated health discipline for
which it is established, shall
(a) govern the registered members in accordance with this Act
and the regulations in a manner that serves and protects the
public interest,

Are they not in conflict of this by holding back there transition of joining the Paramedic Association of Canada? If ACP had been on the 2011 NOCP earlier... Our EMTs would have already had Narcan in there scope to deal with the Fentanyl crisis. If there main purpose is to protect the public, why are they not upgrading there EMTs scope of practice to match the national standard.
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Postby cprted » Tue Mar 15, 2016 12:06 pm

The NOCPs are not a national scope of practice, the NOCPs are a national training standard.

By creating a uniform training standard for paramedics in Canada allows people to move between provinces, taking training in one, and becoming licensed in another. Through this system, you can take an accredited training course in PEI and get your license in Ontario for example.

No where do the NOCPs dictate scope or what medications are to be given. "Administer Naloxone" is not in the NCOPs anywhere. The competencies are things like "administer medication by IV route." It is up to each province to determine what medications by what route can be given by each license level.

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Postby Inspir » Fri Mar 18, 2016 2:56 pm

ACP is a shit show regardless

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Postby hmckay91 » Fri Mar 18, 2016 6:10 pm

[quote=""Inspir""]ACP and Alberta Health Services is a shit show regardless[/quote]

Fixed that for you...
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