Heartland EMS – Levels of Care

First Responder:

First Responder: are medically trained volunteers located throughout the health region. First Responders are called to respond to emergencies and provide assessment and care prior to the arrival of the EMS crew. First Responders are trained in CPR, Automated External Defibrillation (AED), airway management techniques, oxygen administration, spinal Immobilization, oxygen therapy, trauma emergency care, and medical emergency care.

EMR (Emergency Medical Responder):

EMR (Emergency Medical Responder): Is the next level of EMS responders. Their training also includes CPR, Automated External Defibrillation (AED), airway management techniques, oxygen administration, spinal immobilization, oxygen therapy, trauma emergency care, medical emergency care and lifting and moving techniques.

EMT (Emergency Medical Technician):

EMT (Emergency Medical Technician): EMTs receive all the training that the First Responders and EMRs have plus additional knowledge and skills to respond to medical and trauma emergencies. EMTs can monitor intravenous infusions, and can provide respiratory and cardiac emergency interventions. This level will be obsolete in June 2019.

PCP 2001 (Primary Care Paramedic 2001):

PCP 2001 (Primary Care Paramedic 2001): receive 28 weeks of formalized training. PCP 2001s receive all the training that the EMT’s have plus additional knowledge and skills to respond to medical and trauma emergencies. PCP 2001s can monitor intravenous infusions, perform advanced airway techniques, and can provide respiratory and cardiac emergency interventions. This level will be obsolete in June 2019.

PCP 2011 (Primary Care Paramedic 2011):

PCP 2011 (Primary Care Paramedic 2011): receive 41 weeks of formalized training. PCP 2011s receive all the training that the PCP 2001s have plus additional knowledge and skills to respond to medical and trauma emergencies. PCP 2011s provide advanced care including various advanced airway management techniques, emergency medication administration, and intravenous initiation.

ICP (Intermediate Care Paramedic):

ICP (Intermediate Care Paramedic): Is an advanced level EMT/PCP 2001. ICPs are trained EMT/PCP 2001s that receive an additional 21 weeks of training to become ICPs. ICPs provide advanced care including various advanced airway management techniques, emergency medication administration, and intravenous initiation. This training level is no longer offered.

ACP (Advanced Care Paramedics):

ACP (Advanced Care Paramedics): Is the highest trained level of EMS provider. ACPs receive an additional 18 months training to learn in depth anatomy and physiology and many advanced life support treatments. ACPs provide many advanced life support treatments including endotracheal intubation, cardioversion, cardiac pacing and various emergency medications for a variety of emergencies.

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Society for Progressive Supranuclear Paisy

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Canadian Dietetic Association

Canadian Society of Medical Laboratory Service

Registered Psychiatric Nurses Association of Saskatchewan

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