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REVISED REFERENCE & EDUCATIONAL NOTES
Companion Document for the Advanced Life Support Patient Care Standards 3.3. now available
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2017 OBHG ANNUAL MEETING
The next annual meeting will be hosted by Hamilton Health Sciences Centre for Paramedic Education and Research. Stay tuned for further details.
FENTANYL AND MORPHINE FOR ANALGESIA IN PREHOSPITAL CARE
We have heard some passionate concerns and surprise from some Ontario Paramedics regarding the removal of fentanyl from the ACP Medical Directives and the Advanced Life Support Equipment and Medication List (Advanced Life Support Patient Care Standards (ALSPCS) version 3.3 and Provincial Equipment Standards for Ontario Ambulance Services version 2.2). We applaud this passion and encourage the dialogue on how we can collectively improve the care that paramedics provide to patients.
Given the comments we have heard, we wanted to provide an overview of the evidence-based review and decision-making that went into this decision. In summary, prehospital research of the use of morphine and fentanyl has shown the two agents have similar analgesia and similar safety profiles, but in order to improve patient safety by carrying just a single concentration of a single opioid, morphine would be the ideal single agent.
Please click here to review the evidence for additional information.
PARAMEDIC REPRESENTATIVES ON PROVINCIAL COMMITTEES
Do you know who your paramedic rep is on any one of the OBHG committees? If not, click here to see the latest list of paramedics representing you on the OBHG Committees.
Questions and Answers about Paramedic Representatives...read more.
2016 Base Hospital Innovation Award
Congratulations to Chris Andersson, the 2015 recipients of the Natasha Shkvorets Base Hospital Innovation Award. This award is presented to an individual or individuals who have demonstrated that they embrace innovation, are committed to continuous improvement, and demonstrate systems/critical thinking through the implementation of a process that positively impacts our patients on a provincial scale.
2015 OBHG Service Recognition Award
Congratulations to the 2016 recipients of the OBHG Service Recognition Award which acknowledges years of service milestones of current OBHG employees and affiliated medical staff.