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On September 20, Watrous and District Ambulance, Watrous First Responders, Saskatoon Health Region, and the Saskatchewan Central ABI Outreach Team co-ordinated to bring the Prevent Alcohol and Risk-related Trauma in Youth (PARTY) Program to Watrous for Grades 10 and 11 students. Read the rest of this entry »

On September 20, Greg Ottenbreit, Minister of Rural and Remote Health, joined staff at the Saskatchewan Air Ambulance hangar to celebrate 70 years of operation and recognize the organization for decades of service to the people of our province. Read the rest of this entry »

Submitted by Sherri Julé, Manager Pre-hospital EMS & Erika Stebbings, Clinical Nurse Educator

The International Round Table of Community Paramedicine (IRCP) annual conference, which was held June 3 and 4 in Saskatoon, brought together Paramedics and health care professionals from many different disciplines to build, grow and share lessons learned in community paramedicine. This year, 150 participants attended a session that involved 30 lecture style presentations and brain storming opportunities. Read the rest of this entry »

By Erika Stebbings RN, BSN, Clinical Nurse Educator, Saskatoon Health Region

Community Paramedicine (CP) is an evolving model of care that began to gain traction in the Saskatoon Health Region after the Saskatchewan Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Review Final Report October 2009 was presented by the Ministry of Health. The review identified that EMS will evolve into a Mobile Health Service that offers a seamless transition within the continuum of care. Read the rest of this entry »

They’re the ones we call when we need medical help immediately, on the spot. And they’re being celebrated during Paramedic Services Week 2016, which runs from May 22 to 28.

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Cliff, a truck driver for nearly 37 years, had a close call when travelling through Saskatoon recently.

On January 10, the Manitoba trucker left Winnipeg and made a delivery to Regina. Then he made his way to Saskatoon, arriving just before midnight. After a night’s sleep in his bed in the sleeper area in his truck, he woke up on January 11 not feeling well. Read the rest of this entry »

Saskatchewan is a province of neighbours helping neighbours, friends helping friends, of well-supported community fundraisers and committed volunteers.

Among the most important volunteers a community can have are First Responders.

When a person places a 9-1-1 call to ask for help in an emergency, the dispatcher will alert the nearest ambulance to respond to their location. While the ambulance is on its way, First Responders who live nearby are also dispatched. Read the rest of this entry »

You need help, so you call for an ambulance – not to get you to the hospital, but so the paramedics can deliver the care you need.

This innovative concept is called Community Paramedicine and has recently been introduced to Saskatoon. But it’s not a new concept for some of Saskatoon Health Region’s rural communities, who have been  partnering with local emergency services to support communities in health promotion and treatment for a few years now. Read the rest of this entry »