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Another shot at life: early CPR plays critical role in patient survival<img alt="Hands-on-chest CPR" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/CPR%20HandsOn%20article.jpg?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Another shot at life: early CPR plays critical role in patient survivalThe 911 caller reported that a person had died. He wasn’t breathing. The caller was hesitant to approach the apparently dead body lying on the ground.
Lifesaving CPR and defibrillator training for high school students<img alt="Students learning CPR" src="/PublishingImages/students-learning-cpr.jpg?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Lifesaving CPR and defibrillator training for high school studentsThe ACT Foundation recently launched the ACT High School CPR and Defibrillator Training Program in several public secondary schools in Surrey and North Vancouver.
Palliative care training for paramedics<img alt="Community paramedic at work" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/Ucluelet%20CP%20Rachelle%20Cole%20and%20Stephen%20Winpenny%20-%2001%20article.jpg?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Palliative care training for paramedicsBC Emergency Health Services has received close to a million dollars in funding to train paramedics in palliative care.
Smudging ceremony ushers the 'negative' out of Port Hardy ambulance station<img alt="Maria Patskovsi, Tim Lee, Len Nelson, John Sukow, Salla Sukow, Nat Potage, Kathy Wilson, Jayce Charlie, Dean Wilson, Mike Aubie" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/Port%20Hardy%20article.jpg?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Smudging ceremony ushers the 'negative' out of Port Hardy ambulance stationNat Pottage is a unit chief in a remote ambulance station on Vancouver Island. He says he was open to finding a way to address the “amount of bad that we see with all the good that we do.”
A family reunites with paramedics to thank them<img alt="Angela Couldwell-Torres and her son Alejandro thank the paramedics and dispatchers who helped them" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/Family%20with%20paramedics%20article.jpg?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />A family reunites with paramedics to thank themFor Angela Couldwell-Torres, August 4, 2016 was the worst day of her life.
Winter weather brings increased risk of carbon monoxide poisoning<img alt="Paramedic specialist Jodi Butterman holds up a portable carbon monoxide monitor" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/Jodi%20CO%20monitor%20article.jpg?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Winter weather brings increased risk of carbon monoxide poisoningAs the cold starts to move in, people use their stoves, furnaces and gas appliances more often. This increases the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.
Community paramedicine closing gaps in health care<img alt="Community paramedic with patient" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/CP%20video%20still.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Community paramedicine closing gaps in health careBC’s community paramedicine program is improving access to health care in rural and remote communities by enhancing the role of qualified paramedics.
Honours and awards for BCEHS staff<img alt="Paramedic specialist Jennie Helmer is congratulated by Amit Sobti, Executive Director of Provincial Programs at BCEHS" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/Helmer%20award%20article.jpg?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Honours and awards for BCEHS staffThe BCEHS Long Service and Excellence Awards celebrate the significant milestones and outstanding achievements of our employees from across the province.
Paramedic warmed by kindness and brownies<img alt="Handmade thank you cards on cork board" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/Thank%20you%20cards%20article.jpg?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Paramedic warmed by kindness and browniesWhen the landline phone rang at the Port Moody ambulance station, unit chief Daniel Earl assumed it was a telemarketing call.
From lunch to lifesaving, thanks to PulsePoint app<img alt="Person giving CPR" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/CPR%20on%20person%20article.jpg?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />From lunch to lifesaving, thanks to PulsePoint appMichael Lee was having lunch with his family at a restaurant in Prince George. Just as the food arrived, he heard a noise coming from his phone—one that he hadn’t heard before.


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