November 20, 2020 : OBHG Memo: ALS PCS 4.8 Educational Summary of Changes
We have posted a memo from OBHG regarding the latest version (v4.8) of the ALS PCS. This memo consists of an educational summary of changes.
Feb 19, 2020 : Instructions on how to sign in for the first time to the new Paramedic Portal of Ontario
We are pleased to announce that the new Paramedic Portal of Ontario is now live! Please view the link above for more information on how to login for the first time! If you have feedback, questions or concerns, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-866-544-9882, Option 3.
We have posted a memo regarding the upcoming launch of our new Paramedic Portal of Ontario. Please click the link above to view the memo.
May 1, 2018 : ALS PCS 4.5 Memo for Paramedics
We have posted a memo for paramedics from our Regional Medical Director regarding the ALS PSC, Version 4.5.
Apr 30, 2018: SWORBHP Medical Director of Education Announcement
We are very pleased to announce that Dr. Lauren Leggatt is the successful candidate for the role of Medical Director of Education. She has remained active with our organization and Paramedic Services in our Region lending her expertise in medical education. In the upcoming months, Dr. Leggatt will be moving to the Windsor Region and will begin working at Windsor Regional Hospital Emergency Department. Dr. Leggatt will be a strong addition to our team and will be instrumental in the continuation in the development of excellent prehospital care in the Southwest Region.
Apr 25, 2017: SWORBHP New Local Medical Director Announcement
We are extremely pleased to announce that Dr. Sean Doran has become the Local Medical Director for Oxford County, Medavie EMS Elgin Ontario and Oneida Nation of the Thames Paramedic Services. Dr. Doran is responsible for training and certification as the Medical Director of Education and as Medical Director to Fanshawe and Lambton Paramedic Programs.
Feb 16, 2017: SWORHBP Regional Medical Director Appointment
We are very pleased to announce that Dr. Matt Davis will be moving into the role of Regional Medical Director effective April 1st, 2017. Dr. Davis is currently the Local Medical Director for SWORBHP’s Central Services and the Director of Education with SWORBHP. Holding these roles has provided him with the experience and leadership opportunities to further develop and facilitate the delivery of excellent prehospital care in the Southwest.
Feb 6, 2017: Ontario Paramedic Clinical Guide - Medical Directives App for Smart Phones
The OBHG is pleased to announce the release of a new smart phone App for use by all Paramedics in Ontario. The Ontario Paramedic Clinical Guide App is a reference, free to all, containing the Medical Directives and other great references for Paramedics across Ontario. Read More
Oct 27, 2016: Provincial Central Ambulance Communications Centre Pre-arrival Instructions
We have been informed that the Ontario Central Ambulance Communications Centres (CACC) will be instructing their ambulance communications officers (ACOs) to provide the following updated evidenced-based pre-arrival instructions to patients and bystanders.
Oct 19, 2016: 2016 Ontario Association of Paramedic Chiefs (OAPC) Award Recipients
The following SWORBHP Paramedics were presented awards at the 2016 Ontario Association of Paramedic Chiefs’ EMS Honours and Awards Gala to recognize excellence in paramedic services and the practice of paramedicine in Ontario. The Gala was held on Sep 29, 2016.
Sep 27, 2016: SWORBHP Pre-Hospital Programmer Analyst Job Posting (Closes: Oct 3, 2016)
The Pre-Hospital Programmer Analyst will be responsible for the data/information systems used by SWORBHP. The successful candidate will require an advanced programming and problem solving skill set and be required to work with like-individuals at a provincial level utilizing their skills to plan, design, develop, test and debug new software or enhancements to existing software.
August 10, 2016: Paramedic Portal of Ontario Scheduled Maintenance
The Paramedic Portal of Ontario is currently undergoing scheduled maintenance and upgrades therefore will be unavailable August 13 and 14, 2016. Our aim is to enhance your experience in the online training module. The SWORBHP 2016-2017 recertification precourse will be available shortly after this upgrade. More information to follow. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact email@example.com or 1-866-544-9882.
July 4 , 2016: Paramedic Portal of Ontario Name Change
We are pleased to announce that Paramedic Portal of Ontario has completed another development phase which includes upgrades to reflect the current work and future vision of the product. With this new deployment phase, the Portal has received a new name which is Paramedic Portal of Ontario.
April 13, 2016: SWORBHP Quality Council Paramedic Advisor Recruitment
The Southwest Ontario Regional Base Hospital Program (SWORBHP) is seeking representation from two (2)front line Paramedics on the SWORBHP Quality Council. Want to apply? Click here for more details.
April 13, 2016: SWORBHP Education Council Paramedic Advisor Recruitment
The Southwest Ontario Regional Base Hospital Program (SWORBHP) is seeking representation from two (2)front line Paramedics on the SWORBHP Education Council. Want to apply? Click here for more details.
March 2, 2016: Change in Local Medical Director for Central SWORBHP Services
SWORBHP Announcement: Local Medical Director for Central Services
Effective March 1, 2016, Dr. Matt Davis has taken over as Interim Local Medical Director for the Central SWORBHP Services which include: Middlesex-London EMS, Oxford County Paramedic Services, Medavie EMS Elgin and Oneida Nation of the Thames EMS.
July 3, 2015: Pre-Hospital Care Specialist Job Posting (Closes: July 13, 2015)
SWORBHP is looking to hire a Pre-Hospital Care Specialist for the London area. The Pre-Hospital Care Specialist is accountable for developing, facilitating and delivering educational opportunities for paramedics. They assure patient safety by evaluating performance, monitoring adherence to standards and facilitating improvements in care through remediation and investigations.
June 29, 2015: Fentanyl and Morphine for Analgesia in Prehospital Care
With the recent release of the ALS PCS Version 3.3, there have been a number of questions and comments regarding the removal of Fentanyl from the ACP scope for analgesia. The link below will take you to the OBHG website where the rational for the removal of Fentanyl from the ALS PCS Version 3.3 can be found.
April 1, 2015: SWORBHP Communication Line
We are very pleased to announce that as of April 1st the SWORBHP Self-Report Hotline will expand to become the SWORBHP Communication Line. These changes are in an effort to expand the functions of the line to better capture the work completed by the Paramedics in Southwestern Ontario.
February 27, 2015 Recipients of the Natasha Shkvorets Base Hospital Innovation Award
We are extremely proud and excited to announce that Alan Rice, Prehospital Support Analyst and Michelle Priebe, Web and eLearning Design Developer were the recipients of the Natasha Shkvorets Base Hospital Innovation Award, presented at the 2015 OBHG Annual Conference Award Ceremony this week in Ajax.
January 20, 2015: Ontario Base Hospital Group (OBHG) Conference 2015
The Central East Prehospital Care Program will be hosting this year's OBHG annual meeting. As part of the event, they have scheduled some fascinating speakers, and February 25th will be a day open to Paramedics and EMS Operations personnel to attend. The session is being held at the Ajax Convention Centre, 550 Beck Crescent, Ajax. Registration deadline is February 6, 2015.
December 23, 2014: Contract Associate Instructors Job Posting (Closes: January 9, 2015)
SWORBHP is looking to contract Associate Instructors for the London, Windsor and Owen Sound regions. Contracted Associate Instructors assist the Pre-hospital Care Specialists during recertification season, but may also be called upon to assist with other teaching opportunities.
December 17, 2014: Medical Director Award of Excellence and Commendation Award
Congratulations to Prentice Scott (Essex PCP) and Jamie Hamlin (Essex PCP) for receiving the 2014 SWORBHP Medical Directors Award of Excellence! Congratulations Angelo Mariani (Medavie Chatham PCP) for receiving the 2014 Medical Directors Commendation Award!
December 15, 2014: 2014 Continuing Medical Education (CME) Deadline Memo
This is a reminder that all Continuing Medical Education (CME) requests and documentation (i.e. attendance certificates) must be submitted in the SWORBHP Web Portal by January 15, 2015. This memo applies to Advanced Care Paramedics who are required to obtain 24 CME points each year.
October 20, 2014: Suspected EVD & Medical Directives Memo
Following the recent release of the Febrile Respiratory and Enteric Illness Training Bulletin from the MOHLTC, the SWORBHP Medical Council would like to highlight recommendations from the OBHG MAC for paramedics regarding application of Medical Directives in the setting of a patient with potential infectious symptoms and a relevant travel history.
September 29, 2014: IV Therapy Trends Memo
SWORBHPs auditing system has recently picked up a few trends related to IV attempts that we would like to address. Note that IV attempts should be made on any patient who requires fluid, medications, or might require them in the near future for those paramedics who are IV certified (PCP-IV and ACP).
August 29, 2014: Coordinator of Professional Standards and Business Functions
SWORBHP is very pleased to announce that Greg Graham will be joining the SWORBHP team as Coordinator of Professional Standards and Business Functions starting September 2nd. Please join us in welcoming Greg to our team.
May 26, 2014: Pre-hospital Care Specialists
It is with great pleasure that we announce the recruitment of our new Pre-hospital Care Specialists. Mike Kennedy will be taking the London position and Jennifer Robson will be taking the Northern position. Please join us in welcoming Mike and Jennifer to our team.
April 15, 2014: Heartbleed Bug - IMPORTANT NOTICE
SWORBHP received notice that the SWORBHP Web Portal (www.sworbhp.ca) server has been affected by the Heartbleed bug. The LHSC ITS department took immediate action to ensure our infrastructure was protected and secured. As a matter of best practice, we would recommend that all our users reset their passwords.
April 1, 2014: SWORBHP Web Portal Now Live
The SWORBHP staff have been working very hard over the past several months to develop a new, integrated system to replace our current Paramedic Registry and Online Training Website. We are extremely excited to announce that effective today, the new SWORBHP Web Portal is now live.
February 14, 2014: Pre-Hospital Care Specialist Posting (Closed: February 20, 2014)
SWORBHP is looking to hire a full time Pre-Hospital Care Specialist. This position is accountable for developing, facilitating and delivering educational opportunities for paramedics including orientation of new staff and continuing medical education for a broad range of practice competencies and medical directives. Closing date for posting is February 20, 2014.
January 29, 2014: Pre-Hospital Care Specialist Posting (Closed: February 3, 2014)
SWORBHP is looking to hire a full time Pre-Hospital Care Specialist. This position is accountable for developing, facilitating and delivering educational opportunities for paramedics including orientation of new staff and continuing medical education for a broad range of practice competencies and medical directives. Closing date for posting is February 3, 2014.
September 13, 2013: Appointment of SWORBHP Program Manager
We are extremely excited to announce that Susan Kriening will become the Manager of the Southwest Ontario Regional Base Hospital Program on Oct 28th 2013. Sue joins the SWORBHP team with a wealth of educational, clinical and leadership experience.
March 11, 2013: Associate Instructor Posting (Closed: April 15, 2013)
SWORBHP is looking to hire Associate Instructors for the London and Owen Sound regions. Associate Instructors assist Regional Educators during recerts, but may also be called upon to assist with other teaching opportunities. Closing date for posting is April 15, 2013.
January 7, 2013: SWORBHP iPhone App
The SWORBHP smartphone apps are now available on iPhone. The app containing the PCP medical directives is available in the App Store under the name SWORBHP PCP.
January 7, 2013: SWORBHP Staffing Announcement
Please see the following announcement from the Southwest Ontario Regional Base Hospital Program. Plan: Dr. Adam Dukelow will become “Interim Regional Program Manager and SWORBHP Strategic Planner” effective January 8, 2013.
September 17, 2012: SWORBHP Staff Updates
SWORBHP has implemented some staffing changes over the past few months and we are pleased to announce the following appointments.
January 21, 2011: SWORBHP Educators Receive National Certification
Five Educators at the Southwest Ontario Regional Base Hospital Program recently attained Nationally Certified EMS Educators (NCEE) status, become the first to do so outside of the United States.
October 28, 2010: SWORBHP/UWO Abstracts Accepted for NAEMSP 2011
We are extremely pleased to announce that 5 abstracts submitted to the NAEMSP (National Association of EMS Physicians) annual conference have been accepted for presentation.
June 18, 2010: International Israel Paramedic Championship
Representing Canada, the Southwest Ontario Regional Base Hospital Program took first place in an international championship of emergency medical service (EMS) paramedics.
February 19, 2010: SWORBHP Achieves Educational Accreditation
LHSC’s Southwest Ontario Regional Base Hospital Program (SWORBHP) was recently awarded Organizational Accreditation by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS).