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ITLS Mourns the Loss of Founder and President Dr. John Campbell

August 29, 2018 It is with tremendous sadness that International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) announces the passing of our founder and president, John Emory Campbell, MD, FACEP, of Alabama. Dr. Campbell passed away in his home on August 29, 2018 after a long illness. He was 75 years old. Known worldwide for his groundbreaking work …

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Bath Regional Fire and Rescue in New Brunswick is the First in Atlantic Canada to Install the Zoll Autopulse

Delivers Consistent, High-quality Chest Compressions   June 7, 2018—CHELMSFORD, MASS.—ZOLL® Medical Corporation, an Asahi Kasei Group Company that manufactures medical devices and related software solutions, announced today that the Bath Regional Fire and Rescue Department is the first service among Canada’s four Atlantic provinces to install the AutoPulse® Resuscitation System. The AutoPulse helps to improve …

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The Aging Population in Canada: A Shift in Paramedic Services Delivery

By Ryan Brown MPH, PCP Those who work in paramedic services and heath care at large, are well aware of the challenges, and in many cases, crises posed by changing demographics in Canada today. It goes by many names, the Grey Tsunami, aging of the Baby Boomers, the epidemiologic shift or transition. Regardless of the …

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Rural and Remote Paramedicine – Our Dirty Little Secret

Most of us just want to go through life without causing ourselves any extra work, worry or grief. So why on earth would smart people volunteer to work in Emergency Services in their own home town? Recent findings suggest rural ambulance paramedics are at particular risk for increased levels of fatigue, stress, anxiety and depression. …

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The Paramedic Professional

By F (Kelly) Sheppard, DHSc, CCP What is a professional and how do we define it? A professional is defined as “the conduct, aims, or qualities that characterize or mark a profession or a professional person” (Merriam-Webster, n. d.). There are many references which describe a profession/professional, and how it is perceived. For many in health care, a professional …

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Stop sticks: reducing the risk of needlestick injuries in paramedic practice.

Authors Kaitlynn James BSc(Hons.)1 Cian O’Brien MPH2 Alan M. Batt MSc1,3,4   Paramedic Programs, Fanshawe College, London, Ont., Canada Health Service Executive South Region, Ireland Centre for Paramedic Education and Research, Hamilton Health Sciences, Hamilton, Ont., Canada Institute for Health Professionals, Portland Community College, OR, USA     Introduction   At any moment while performing …

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