Rotations for Residents
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Objectives for Royal College residency rotation in EMS
- Develop a working knowledge of EMS systems, their components and how these components are integrated.
- Be familiar with how the present EMS system in Nova Scotia (EHS) was developed and why this model was chosen.
- Be familiar with the different levels of paramedics, their education and scope of practice.
- Understand the duties, responsibilities and authority of an EMS medical director.
- Know the indications/contraindications, advantages/limitations and special considerations that may pose specific problems with patient care by air medical transport.
- Be familiar with EMS controversial issues.
- Understand EMS medico-legal issues.
- Understand continuous quality improvement as it applies to EMS systems.
- Be familiar with EMS disaster planning, management of CBRNE events and preparing for mass gatherings.
- Be able to discuss the potential expanded roles of EMS and its integration with other health programs and care providers as part of Integrated Networks of Emergency Care.
- Orientation to the vehicles, equipment and medications that EHS uses.
- Three ground ambulance ride-alongs – at least 1 day and 1 night shift.
- Conduct an interactive educational session.