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Emergency medical care and patient transfer services

​​Providing pre-hospital emergency services and inter-facility patient transfers throughout the province. BCEHS oversees the BC Ambulance Service and the BC Patient Transfer Network.

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Community paramedicine expands throughout B.C.<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/CP%20image.JPG?RenditionID=5" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Community paramedicine expands throughout B.C.Health Minister Terry Lake has announced the 73 rural and remote B.C. communities that will welcome community paramedicine, a program that offers residents enhanced health services from paramedics./about/news-stories/news-roll/community-paramedicine-expands-throughout-b-c
Don’t hesitate to call 9-1-1 for a suspected opioid overdose<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/BCAS_VAN_032712_89.JPG?RenditionID=5" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Don’t hesitate to call 9-1-1 for a suspected opioid overdoseSome people won’t call 9-1-1, even if a friend or loved one is suffering the effects of an opioid overdose, fearing they may get into trouble./about/news-stories/news-roll/don%E2%80%99t-hesitate-to-call-9-1-1-for-a-suspected-opioid-overdose
"Class" ACT involvement helps us all save lives<img alt="Teresa White" src="/PublishingImages/teresa-white-act-sm.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />"Class" ACT involvement helps us all save livesBCEHS Education Officer Teresa White has been helping the ACT Foundation fulfill its mission to ensure that students graduate with life-saving skills for six years. She sees her involvement as a natural extension of her job, to help people save lives./about/news-stories/news-roll/class-act-involvement-helps-us-all-save-lives

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Community paramedicine expands throughout B.C.Community paramedicine expands throughout B.C.Health Minister Terry Lake has announced the 73 rural and remote B.C. communities that will welcome community paramedicine, a program that offers residents enhanced health services from paramedics.http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/news-roll/community-paramedicine-expands-throughout-b-c2016-04-27T07:00:00Z
Don’t hesitate to call 9-1-1 for a suspected opioid overdose Don’t hesitate to call 9-1-1 for a suspected opioid overdose Some people won’t call 9-1-1, even if a friend or loved one is suffering the effects of an opioid overdose, fearing they may get into trouble.http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/news-roll/don’t-hesitate-to-call-9-1-1-for-a-suspected-opioid-overdose2016-04-15T07:00:00Z
Emergency responders prepare Peachland seniors for medical emergenciesEmergency responders prepare Peachland seniors for medical emergenciesAbout 40 seniors will learn how to help save the lives of their loved ones at the Heart Attack and Stroke Awareness Workshop for Seniors, presented tonight (March 8th) by BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS) and the Peachland Fire Brigade.http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/news-roll/emergency-responders-prepare-peachland-seniors-for-medical-emergencies2016-03-08T08:00:00Z
Action Plan to Transform Emergency ServicesAction Plan to Transform Emergency ServicesBCEHS today released Transforming Emergency Health Services Action Plan, which provides an overview of key strategies BCEHS will implement to address the growing demand for emergency services.http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/news-roll/action-plan-to-transform-emergency-services2016-02-05T08:00:00Z
Fire rescue crews to carry naloxone for drug overdose patientsFire rescue crews to carry naloxone for drug overdose patientsFirefighters in Surrey and Vancouver will be the first in B.C. to carry and administer a potentially life-saving treatment, naloxone, for patients suffering opioid drug overdoses. All paramedics also now will be able to give naloxone.http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/news-roll/fire-rescue-crews-to-carry-naloxone-for-drug-overdose-patients2016-01-28T08:00:00Z

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