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'People Who Help Others' receive special blessing<img alt="Indigenous woman smiles during a ceremony at Vancouver's Downtown Eastside ambulance station for Indigenous People's Day" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/Indigenous%20Day,%20Smiles%20article.jpg?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />'People Who Help Others' receive special blessingOn a noisy Vancouver street, standing next to an ambulance bay which most days has continuous sounds of lights and sirens, Indigenous elder Shane Point quietly spoke a Coast Salish word to describe paramedics. He translated it as ’people who help others.’http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/stories/people-who-help-others-receive-special-blessing2021-06-21T07:00:00Z
Hundreds of new paramedic positions introduced to stabilize ambulance staffing<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/stave%20lake_%20credit%20PCP%20Shawn%20Benner_Jan%202021%20article.jpg?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Hundreds of new paramedic positions introduced to stabilize ambulance staffingBCEHS is making important changes across the province to improve services to patients and stabilize paramedic staffing, especially in rural and remote communities.http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/stories/hundreds-of-new-paramedic-positions2021-05-19T07:00:00Z
Community paramedics are shining<img alt="Community paramedic vaccinates patient" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/20210315_Immunization%202_2411%20art.jpg?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Community paramedics are shiningIf there is such a thing as a good match for COVID, it might be community paramedics. And not just because they both start with “C.”http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/stories/community-paramedics-are-shining2021-05-06T07:00:00Z
It's about the bike<img alt="Paramedic bike squad members in front of Waterfront Station" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/Waterfront%20-%20Bike%20Crew%20article.jpg?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />It's about the bikeCertainly, paramedics are drawn to BCEHS bike squads because they love cycling.http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/stories/its-about-the-bike2021-04-22T07:00:00Z
Invisible responders: Recognizing the reassuring voices on the other end of a 9-1-1 call<img alt="BCEHS dispatcher Jas Khandal" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/Jas%20Khandal-%20BCEHS%20-%20Virtual%20Way-1%20art.jpg?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Invisible responders: Recognizing the reassuring voices on the other end of a 9-1-1 callEmergency call takers and dispatchers are the first point of contact for British Columbians who use the 9-1-1 emergency number.http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/stories/invisible-responders2021-04-08T07:00:00Z
What3words technology reduces the obstacle of locating patients for BC Emergency Health Services<img alt="What3words app desktop screen showing remote landscape" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/What%20three%20words%20desktop%20screen%20art.jpg?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />What3words technology reduces the obstacle of locating patients for BC Emergency Health ServicesIn a medical emergency, identifying precisely where a patient is located is critical in order to get resources to the scene quickly.http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/stories/what3words-technology-reduces-the-obstacle-of-locating-patients2021-04-07T07:00:00Z
A provincial service focused on patient care and the patient journey<img alt="Patient transfer services helicopter" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/heli-bcehs.jpg?RenditionID=2" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />A provincial service focused on patient care and the patient journeyLearn more about how the Provincial Patient Transfer Strategic Operation Committee at BC Emergency Health Services is addressing patient transfer issues across the province and plays a critical role in responding to COVID-19 in B.C.http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/stories/provincial-transfer-service-focused-on-patient-care2021-03-18T07:00:00Z
Overdose calls increased across the province in 2020<img alt="BCEHS re-enactment of paramedics attending an overdose" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/Overdose%20birds-eye%20view%20article.jpg?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Overdose calls increased across the province in 2020Paramedics in B.C. responded to more overdoses in 2020 than ever before.http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/stories/overdose-calls-increased-across-the-province-in-20202021-01-19T08:00:00Z
The tale of paramedics and a violin bow<img alt="Wally with BCEHS paramedics, from left, student paramedic Vihn Pham, paramedic Daron McDonald and paramedic Gavin Aimoe" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/Paramedics%20and%20Wally.jpeg?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />The tale of paramedics and a violin bowIt wasn’t the first time paramedics had been to this home. They reckon they respond to the independent seniors home in Victoria about once a week for medical emergencies.http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/stories/the-tale-of-paramedics-and-a-violin-bow2020-11-10T08:00:00Z
Bike paramedics return to Vancouver’s downtown streets<img alt="BCEHS' Vancouver Bike Squad with their bikes and equipment" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/team%20shot%202%20article.jpg?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Bike paramedics return to Vancouver’s downtown streetsAfter a hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, BCEHS’ Vancouver Bike Squad has returned to the downtown core this fall.http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/stories/bike-paramedics-return-to-vancouver’s-downtown-streets2020-09-16T07:00:00Z

 


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