Training Materials

The following training material is available through our Paramedic Portal of Ontario. To access this training, you must have an account. If you have an account, please log into the portal and click on Online Training.

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Advanced Life Support Patient Care Standards - Version 4.3 Refresher

Important Note: On July 12, 2017, the Minstry of Health & Long-Term Care released a new version of the ALS PCS. Please be advised that version 4.0.1 has replaced by version 4.3. The ALS PCS version 4.3 will come into force on Monday July 17, 2017.

Course Description: We promised you a refresher and that’s exactly what we have developed. Below are resources to help refresh your knowledge and practice of the changes reflected in the ALS PCS 4.3 which come into force on July 17, 2017.

The material below includes:

Podcasts: Short, 2-15 minute audio clips or videos (videos include images for visual learners) by a Prehospital Care Specialist and a Local Medical Director/EMS Fellow that covers how your practice as a Paramedic will change as a result of the changes to the ALS PCS.

Summary of Changes: 1-2 page documents that walk you through each medical directive that was changed, why the change was made and how it affects your practice. These documents also provide links to additional resources.

Presentation: The presentation includes a few extra notes/details that are not covered in the material below. It is intended to enhance the use of the podcasts and summary documents and not replace them.

Advanced Life Support Patient Care Standards
ALS PCS Version 4.3
MOHLTC Implementation Memo v4.3
ALS PCS Version 4.3 - What are the changes in version 4.3?
Companion Document, Version 4.0.1


Training Material
Opioid Toxicity (Updated July 17, 2017)
Neonatal Resuscitation
Endotracheal & Trach Suctioning
Cardiac Ischemia
Moderate to Severe Allergic Reaction
Suspected Adrenal Crisis
Medical Cardiac Arrest
Return of Spontaneous Circulation
Other Resources
ALS PCS 4.3 Refresher Powerpoint Presentation
Ontario Paramedic Clinical Guide (OPCG) App Version 4.3 Update Memo

2016-2017 Annual Certification Precourse

Course Description: The online precourse will review a number of different topics such as ALS-PCS Updates, 2015 AHA Guidelines Update, Endotracheal & Tracheostomy Suctioning, ACS & 12 Lead, Endocrine Emergencies, Undifferentiated Respiratory, BHP Patching, Medical Directive Review, Introduction to FOAMEd and Simulation 101.

Prerequisites: Regional Base Hospital Certified


Dimenhydrinate (Gravol) Certification

Course Description: The online course includes a self-study learning package and quiz which has been developed in order to help prepare you for this new skill. It reviews the basics of the vomiting center, the causes and effects of nausea and vomiting, and the treatment of these patients according to the BLS Patient Care Standards and the Advanced Life Support Patient Care Standards.

Prerequisites: Regional Base Hospital Certified

Air Ambulance Utilization and Field Trauma Triage Standards

Course Description: In June 2014, the Ministry of Health released the revised FTT & AAU Standards with an implementation date of June 1, 2015. SWORBHP has created this interactive module to assist you in applying the Standards. The module consists of a brief introduction to the Standards followed by 20 practice cases. The cases will walk you through a number of FTT and AAU scenarios where you ultimately determine whether the patient meets FTT or AAU Standard criteria.

Prerequisites: Regional Base Hospital Certified


Special Events Certification

Course Description: You must confirm with your EMS Service as to whether these directives are being used locally before completing this course. With an increase in Paramedic involvement in special events over the past few years, we have decided to provide certification in the Special Events Auxiliary Medical Directives. This online course includes a webinar and quiz.

Prerequisites: Regional Base Hospital Certified


Course Description: This module includes both a video presentation and online learning module. Please note that SWORBHP is hosting this training within the Paramedic Portal to assist your Paramedic Service. SWORBHP has not developed the content within the module.

Prerequisites: Regional Base Hospital Certified

Canadian Triage and Acuity Scale (CTAS) 2015

Course Description: This online course includes interactive modules which will be a useful accessory tool for the 2015 Prehospital CTAS Guide.

Prerequisites: Regional Base Hospital Certified

Zoll X Series Pediatric Defibrillation

Course Description: This brief training module introduces you to the Pediatric Mode available in the Zoll X Series Defibrillator for pediatric monitoring and defibrillation. This module is interactive and will demonstrate how to use the Zoll X Series for pediatric defibrillation.

Prerequisites: Regional Base Hospital Certified

Provincial MAC Approved PCP Autonomous IV Program

Course Description: This program is designed for PCP’s to provide them with the knowledge, decision making and psychomotor skills to provide enhanced scope of practice as per the current ALS PCS at the autonomous PCP IV level.

Prerequisites: Regional Base Hospital Certified

Analgesia and Moderate to Severe Pain

Course Description: With the recent introduction of the Analgesia and Moderate to Severe Pain Auxiliary Medical Directives, PCPs and ACPs will be able to add Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen and Ketorolac to their list of tools to treat their patients in pain.

Prerequisites: Regional Base Hospital Certified


Pediatric Pain (ACP)

Course Description: With the recent MOH release of the Core Pediatric Pain Medical Directive, ACPs will now be able to delivery Morphine to pediatric patients.

Prerequisites: Regional Base Hospital Certified


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