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Joint Primary Care Paramedic

University College of the North (UCN) is still accepting applications for the new Joint Primary Care Paramedic (JPCP) Certificate program to be offered in September 2018 in The Pas, Manitoba, in partnership with the Criti Care EMS Academy.
 
This certificate program is designed to instruct a student to the level of a Primary Care Paramedic, who serves as a vital link in the chain of the health care team.  It is recognized that the majority of prehospital emergency medical care in Manitoba will be provided by the Primary Care Paramedic. This includes all didactic knowledge and skills necessary for the individual to provide emergency medical care at a PCP level based on the National Occupational Competency Profile developed by the Profession, as well as additional skills and knowledge as established by the provincial regulatory body. The program outcomes are as follows: 
 
The Graduate will be able to:
  • Recognize the nature and seriousness of the patient’s condition or extent of injuries to assess requirements for emergency medical care as outlined in the Paramedic Association of Canada’s (PAC) National Occupational Competency Profile (NOCP) objectives in the area Assessment and Diagnostics.
  • Administer appropriate emergency medical care based on assessment findings of the patient’s condition as outlined in the National Occupational Competency Profile (NOCP) objectives in the area Therapeutics and Integration.
  • Lift, move, position, transport and otherwise handle the patient to minimize discomfort and prevent further injury as outlined in the National Occupational Competency Profile (NOCP) objectives in the area Health and Safety and Transportation.
  • Perform safely and effectively the expectations of the job description as outlined in the National Occupational Competency Profile (NOCP) objectives in the area Health and Safety and Integration.
  • Promote professional qualities and attributes that advance EMS as a profession as outlined in the National Occupational Competency Profile (NOCP) objectives in the area Professional Responsibilities and Communications.
  • Provide enhanced skills and therapeutic interventions as permitted by the regulatory body and medical treatment protocols.
  • Identify individuals that may benefit from additional resources in the community and liaise with other health care and social service agencies to make specific resources available to improve healthcare outcomes.
  • The Pas Campus Box 3000, 436 - 7th Street East, The Pas, MB R9A 1M7 Telephone: (204) 627-8500 / Toll Free: (866) 627-8500
  • Thompson Campus 55 UCN Drive, Thompson, MB R8N 1L7 Telephone: (204) 677-6450 / Toll Free: (866) 677-6450
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