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GoodSAM Instant.Help: New virtual health tool helps BCEHS deliver better care<img alt="" src="/about-site/PublishingImages/VRI%20app-Nadine-Sarah-7.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />GoodSAM Instant.Help: New virtual health tool helps BCEHS deliver better careBC Emergency Health Services and the Office of Virtual Health have teamed up to roll out a new pilot program to help paramedics connect patients with the right care, at the right time.http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/stories/goodsam-tool2022-05-02T07:00:00Z
Palliative care by BCEHS paramedics “one of the diamonds” in patient care<img alt="" src="/about-site/PublishingImages/jennifer_2.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Palliative care by BCEHS paramedics “one of the diamonds” in patient careBCEHS has created a new, comprehensive model and collaborative approach for paramedics’ response to palliative patients and their caregivers who call 9-1-1.http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/stories/palliative-care-by-paramedics2022-04-13T07:00:00Z
Providing calm and reassurance: recognizing emergency medical call takers, dispatchers, patient transfer coordinators & community paramedic coordinators<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/Dispatchers-week%20art.png?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Providing calm and reassurance: recognizing emergency medical call takers, dispatchers, patient transfer coordinators & community paramedic coordinatorsEmergency Service Dispatchers’ and 9-1-1 Awareness Week and National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week is April 10 – 16, and celebrates those who form the backbone of B.C.’s emergency response system.http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/stories/providing-calm-and-reassurance2022-04-12T07:00:00Z
Blood on board: New program makes blood products available on Vancouver Island air ambulance<img alt="Critical care paramedic with blood supplies next to BC Ambulance helicopter" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/BCEHS%20helicopter%20and%20critical%20care%20paramedic%20Brian%20Gill%20art.jpg?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Blood on board: New program makes blood products available on Vancouver Island air ambulanceWhen a patient is bleeding heavily, every second counts.http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/stories/blood-on-board2022-04-06T07:00:00Z
New partnership brings blood to critically injured patients via air ambulance on Vancouver Island<img alt="" src="/about-site/PublishingImages/BCEHS%20helicopter%20and%20critical%20care%20paramedic%20Brian%20Gill.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />New partnership brings blood to critically injured patients via air ambulance on Vancouver IslandTrauma patients on Vancouver Island in need of life-saving blood transfusions will get the care they need faster now that air ambulance paramedics have full-time access to blood products from Nanaimo Regional General Hospital.http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/stories/blood-products-on-air-ambulances2022-03-31T07:00:00Z
A surprise delivery: how BCEHS dispatchers, paramedics and the Patient Transfer Network helped with an unexpected Gulf Island birth<img alt="Two smiling paramedics sitting in an ambulance wearing masks" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/Shannon%20and%20Scott%20article.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />A surprise delivery: how BCEHS dispatchers, paramedics and the Patient Transfer Network helped with an unexpected Gulf Island birthIt had been seven years since paramedic Shannon Brayford helped deliver the last baby born on Pender Island. This time, she and her colleagues needed to assemble a large birth team for the out-of-town expectant parents.http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/stories/a-surprise-delivery2022-03-08T08:00:00Z
A heartfelt thanks: “I am alive because of four people from the BC Ambulance Service.”<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/Doug%202.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />A heartfelt thanks: “I am alive because of four people from the BC Ambulance Service.”Doug Bigelow experienced a heart attack in Vernon this past January. Thanks to a BCEHS pilot program in the Okanagan and the quick action of paramedics and a call taker, Doug survived.http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/stories/heart-patient-thanks2022-03-02T08:00:00Z
Media statement from Jim Chu, board chair, BCEHS<img alt="British Columbia Ambulance Service shoulder patch" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/bcas-patch.jpg?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Media statement from Jim Chu, board chair, BCEHSI am pleased to confirm that Leanne Heppell has accepted the position of chief ambulance officer for BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS). In this role, she reports directly to the BCEHS board, through me as board chair.http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/stories/media-statement-from-jim-chu-board-chair-bcehs2022-01-19T08:00:00Z
Overdose calls highest ever recorded<img alt="Paramedics in personal protective equipment assisting a patient on the ground" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/Overdose%20Ride%20Along%202021%20article.jpg?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Overdose calls highest ever recordedEvery day in B.C. close to 100 people overdose, requiring a 9-1-1 medical emergency call and paramedics to respond, and often, to bring them back to life.http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/stories/overdose-calls-highest-ever-recorded2022-01-12T08:00:00Z
We’re hiring! BCEHS launches nationwide recruitment campaign<img alt="Paramedics Allison Stiglitz and Virginia Mountain in front of their ambulance at sunset in Tahsis" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/Allison%20and%20Virginia%20article.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />We’re hiring! BCEHS launches nationwide recruitment campaignFor Virginia Mountain, a paramedic unit chief in Tahsis, her favourite thing about the job is a feeling of accomplishment.http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/stories/we-are-hiring2022-01-06T08:00:00Z

 


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