Pre-Hospital/EMS

The CCFP-EM program provides opportunity for horiztonal rotations and exposures to pre-hospital/EMS training.
Opportunities will be given for the following exposures:

    Life Flight
    STARS Air transport
    Ground EMS

During the rotation residents learn about EMS during the following activities:

1. Field experience/Ride-Alongs with Advanced Care Paramedics and Medical Supervisors.
2. Field experience/Ride-Alongs with Fire Fighter Primary Care Paramedics.
3. Field experience/Stay-Alongs with community paramedics at the Main Street Project.
4. Field experience/Fly-Alongs with Lifeflight.
5. A dispatch/911 experience.
6. A HAZMAT practical demonstration.
7. Participation in pre-hospital educational activities.
8. Participation in a scholarly project which may include the development of evidence based paramedic protocols.
9. Participation in administration through the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service.
10. Participation in small group lectures and journal clubs with topics such as disaster operation, EMS system principles, mass casualty events and HAZMAT.

Residents have the opportunity to do a HEMS elective with the STARS Air Ambulance, a rotary wing critical care platform staffed by a flight paramedic and flight nurse.  Students on the rotation are supervised by the Medical Director of the Manitoba base.  During the four weeks there is opportunity to become involved in ongoing Air Medical Crew education, accompany the AMC on interfacility and scene calls, and participate in the triage of potential STARS missions together with the on duty Transport Physician.