Archived News & Updates

2020 News & Updates

*03/23/2020: OBHG Memo: Paramedics Considerations & COVID-19
We have posted an important memo from OBHG regarding considerations for Paramedics Managing Patients with Possible COVID-19

*03/20/2020: Stemi Bypass COVID-19 Memo
We have posted an updated training bulletin from the MOH regarding the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

*03/19/2020: Nebulized Salbutamol COVID-19 Memo
We have posted an updated training bulletin from the MOH regarding the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

03/02/2020: Requesting Contract Associate Instructors 
We are looking to contract Associate Instructors for the Southwest region. Click the link above for more details on this position, as well as, how to apply.

02/18/2020: Paramedic Portal of Ontario (PPO) - Go Live
We're pleased to announce that we are LIVE with our new PPO! Click the link above for instructions on how to login to the new portal for the first time.

02/14/2020: Paramedic Portal of Ontario (PPO) - Downtime Reminder
A reminder that a downtime will occur today at 4:00PM for the PPO. The site will be down until Tue Feb 18, 2020 at 9:00 AM and won't be accessible. 

02/13/2020: Recruitment (Paramedic Advisors Northern BHUC)
SWORBHP is recruiting for new paramedic advisors to sit on the Local Northern Base Hospital Utilization Committee.

02/13/2020: Recruitment (Paramedic Advisors Central BHUC)
SWORBHP is recruiting for new paramedic advisors to sit on the Local Central Base Hospital Utilization Committee.

*02/07/2020: OBHG MAC Memo - Paramedics and Novel Coronavirus
The OBHG Medical Advisory Committee (MAC) has released a memo regarding considerations for paramedics managing patients with possible Novel Coronavirus.

02/07/2020: Memo - Paramedic Portal Launch & Downtime
Please see attached a memo regarding the upcoming launch of our new Paramedic Portal of Ontario taking place on Tuesday February 18, 2020.

02/04/2020: New Ask MAC Questions and Answers
The SWORBHP Medical Council has reviewed and posted another round of questions on our Ask MAC website.

01/30/2020: TOTW - Pediatrics and Resuscitation Guidelines
We posted a new tip of the week that reviews important nuances and guidelines regarding resuscitation in pediatrics.

01/23/2020: TOTW - Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Outbreak
We posted a new tip that discusses the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Outbreak currently taking place in Wuhan, China.

 



2019 News & Updates

12/09/2019: Paramedic Portal of Ontario (PPO) Announcement
We are excited to share that a new version of the PPO will be launching in Feb 2020. Click the link above for more details of the upcoming changes.

12/06/2019: TOTW - CPR Guidelines
We posted a new tip that discusses the CPR Guidelines and the overlap and reference to different guidelines and standards.

12/05/2019: SWORBHP is Hiring - Team Assistant 7
We are currently hiring a Team Assistant 7. Deadline to apply is December 10, 2019. Click the link above to read more.

11/18/2019: TOTW - ECB Pearls: Terminology & When to Transport
We posted a new tip on Emergency Child Birth pearls which includes descriptions for different terminology and tips on when to transport.

11/15/2018: 12-Lead ECG Acquisition and Interpretation Course
Has it been a while since you have had a 12 lead refresher? If so, there is no better time than now, with an updated, interactive, revamped course!

11/07/2019: Ornge Memo - STEMI Scene Calls
Please see the memo from Ornge to clarify some questions regarding a recent LINKS article “On scene STEMI management and Ornge”

10/31/2019: TOTW - V4 is not equal to V4R
We posted a new tip of the week on the difference between V4 vs V4R and when the application of a V4R should be performed. 

10/29/2019: Advanced Life Support Patient Care Standards, v4.6.1
We have posted the Advanced Life Support Patient Care Standards, Version 4.6.1 on our website. This version comes into effect Oct 23, 2019.

10/17/2018: LINKS Newsletter October 2018
We have posted the October edition of our LINKS Newsletter which includes articles related to paramedicine.

09/30/2019: New CME Process - Document Manager
We have launched a new tool within the Paramedic Portal called the Document Manager. Click above for information on our new CME process.

09/12/2019: Amiodarone Memo for Essex-Windsor and Lambton EMS
We have posted a memo regarding the use of Amiodarone in preparation for a predicted upcoming drug shortage. 

09/06/2019: Advanced Life Support Patient Care Standards, v4.6
We have posted the Advanced Life Support Patient Care Standards, Version 4.6 on our website. This version comes into effect Sep 3, 2019.

08/26/2019: FTTS and AAUS Made Easy - Ornge Video
Check out the video put together by our colleagues at Ornge about how to utilize the FTTS and AAUS.

08/22/2019: TOTW - Epinephrine in Traumatic Cardiac Arrest
We posted a new tip about the use of epinephrine in a cardiac arrest under the Trauma Cardiac Arrest Medical Directive.

08/08/2019: TOTW - Be a Creature of Habit
We posted a new tip on why it is important to develop a routine for thorough patient assessment that works for you.

07/30/2019: New Webinar
SWORBHP has posted a new webinar about Prehospital Child Birth and Emergencies

06/27/2019: TOTW - 3 Reasons to Perform an Early 12-Lead in Suspected Cardiac Ischemia
We posted a new tip on three reasons to perform an early 12-lead in suspected cardiac ischemia.

06/17/2019: TOTW - ETT Depth
We posted a new tip outlining information on placements for a endotracheal tube (ETT).

05/17/2019: TOTW - Blood Glucose: Before we snow or wake, is it important?
We posted a new tip reminding about Blood Glucose: Before we snow or wake, is it important?

05/06/2019: SWORBHP is Hiring
Visit our careers page for a listing of current opportunities! 

04/29/2019: Seeking Paramedic Advisors
Recruiting for 3 Paramedic Advisors for the SWORBHP Education and Quality Council. 

04/11/2019: New Webinar
SWORBHP has posted a new webinar about Tracheostomy Emergency Reinsertion

04/09/2019: TOTW - Asthma & NSAIDS
We posted a new tip reminding that administration of NSAIDs to patients with a history of asthma requires a previous history of NSAID use without complication.

01/31/2019: Baby, it’s Cold Outside!
We posted a new tip about the "special situations" in which early transport should be considered in cardiac arrest under the Medical Cardiac Arrest Medical Directive.

01/28/2019: Recruiting Associate Instructors
SWORBHP is currently recruiting Associate Instructors for the Southwest Regions. Apply by Feb 12, 2019. Click the link to read more.

 



2018 News & Updates

12/05/2018: 5th Annual Pediatric Emergency Medicine Refresher Workshop
Unique CME event for Southwestern Ontario - meet your regional colleagues and update your paediatric emergency knowledge! Practical, hands on knowledge for front line emergency nurses, physicians, paramedics, and allied health professionals.

11/05/2018: Nov 29th EM Toxicology Workshop
All SWORBHP paramedics are cordially invited to the Division of Emergency Medicine EM Toxicology Workshop preapproved for 8 CME points.

09/19/2018: Healthcare Provider on Scene Memo
SWORBHP is looking for your assistance in identifying when a healthcare provider is assisting on scene.

07/27/2018: OBHG Memo - Maintenance of Certification
The Ontario Base Hospital Group (OBHG) has released a memo regarding maintenance of certification.

07/25/2018: SWORBHP is Hiring!
Check out our careers page for new job postings!

06/18/2018: SWORBHP Team Donates Blood
The SWORBHP team was proud to roll up their sleeves on Friday to donate blood at GiveLifeLondon!

05/28/2018: Happy Paramedic Services Week!
Today marks the very first day for our daily giveaways for Paramedic Sevices Week. Click the link above for more details!

05/25/2018: ALS PCS Version 4.5 Webinar
Check out our Summary of Changes webinar that identifies the changes between the ALS PCS Version 4.4 to 4.5.

05/25/2018: 2018 SWORBHP Research Day
Join us for the SWORBHP Prehospital and Transport Medicine Research Day on June 19th. See flyer for more details.

05/03/2018: Paramedic Services Week 2018
Mark your calendars! Paramedic Services Week is coming soon (May 27 - Jun 2). Stay tune for more details!

05/03/2018: Emergency Preparedness Open House
Emergency Management London is hosting an open house on Saturday May 12. Check the flyer out for more details.

04/30/2018: ALS Patient Care Standards, Version 4.5
We have posted the ALS PCS Version 4.5 on our website. This version comes into effect May 1, 2018.

04/30/2018: SWORBHP Career Opportunities
We are recruiting for two part-time Pre-Hospital Care Specialist and a temp full-time Web & eLearning Design Developer.

04/27/2018: IQEMS Downtime Notice
IQEMS will be unavailable during Saturday Apr 28 (12-4 PM) and Sunday Apr 29 (12-4 PM) for a scheduled downtime.

03/13/2018: SWORBHP 12 Lead Acquisition Rounds
Has it been a while since you have had a 12 lead refresher? Well if so, join us for an in-class rounds presentation!

03/02/2018: Educator Drop-In Session (Stratford)
Join Cindy Harrison on Mar 6th (see flyer) at Perth Paramedic Services for a drop in session to answer any and all questions.

03/02/2018: LINKS Newsletter March 2018
We have posted the March edition of our LINKS Newsletter which includes articles related to paramedicine.

02/26/2018: TOTW - Caring for Trans* Patients
We posted a new tip that includes a great video made by some trans* Nova Scotians specifically for health care providers.

02/14/2018: New Ask MAC Questions and Answers
The Medical Council has reviewed and posted another round of questions on our Ask MAC website.

01/30/2018: Paramedic Safety Pause (Epi IV Case)
The Paramedic Safety Pause enables the sharing of cases and strategies to prevent similar variances or errors from occurring.

01/16/2018: TOTW - Street Drugs Part 1
We posted a new tip regarding the varying terms that patients often use for measuring the weight of street drugs.

01/26/2018: Supraventricular Tachycardia Webinar
Join us on Jan 26th for an webinar on Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT). Approved for 1 CME.

01/12/2018: TOTW - SWORBHP Communication Form
We posted a new tip regarding our communication form for services that utilize the Interdev/IMedic platform.

01/08/2018: Education Coordinator Job Posting
We are looking to recruit a full-time Education Coordinator. Posting closes January 19th. Apply today!

01/03/2018: Neonatal Resuscitation Provider Course
We will be hosting a NRP course (in class) on Feb 21st. Space is very limited so make sure to register early!

01/02/2018: IQEMS is Now Live!
We are excited to announce that we are now LIVE with our a new clinical auditing system called the IQEMS.
 



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