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Profile of Tanya Rich, McBride Community Paramedic<img alt="Community paramedic Tanya Rich (right) and her colleague, paramedic Brittany Merriman" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/TanyaRich%20crop.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Profile of Tanya Rich, McBride Community ParamedicTanya Rich loves being involved in her community and helping people. http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/stories/profile-of-tanya-rich2018-07-12T07:00:00Z
Change to BCEHS dispatch system better matches resources to patient needs<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/CRM%20Photo%201.PNG?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Change to BCEHS dispatch system better matches resources to patient needsClinical Response Model “went live” on May 30, 2018.http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/stories/change-to-bcehs-dispatch-system-better-matches-resources-to-patient-needs2018-06-14T07:00:00Z
Port Hardy paramedics win Local Hero Award<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/Local_Hero_Awards_2018-KIMBERLEYKUFAASPHOTOGRAPHY92.jpg?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Port Hardy paramedics win Local Hero AwardParamedics at station 126 in Port Hardy were recognized last month at a community awards ceremony hosted by local newspaper the North Island Gazette.http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/stories/port-hardy-paramedics-win-local-hero-award2018-06-11T07:00:00Z
Paramedic sees the other side of patient care after giving birth to a child who needed help<img alt="Baby in incubator" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/ITT%20picture.jpg?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Paramedic sees the other side of patient care after giving birth to a child who needed helpKarleigh and her husband were about to meet their firstborn—a son named Hunter. But after 25 hours of labour at their local hospital in Duncan, BC, doctors determined that Karleigh needed a C-section.http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/stories/paramedic-sees-the-other-side-of-patient-care2018-06-06T07:00:00Z
Bystanders honoured for saving a life with CPR<img alt="Patient Vincent Boh, centre, surrounded by the BCEHS staff who helped save his life after a sudden cardiac arrest. " src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/Vincent%20Boh.jpg?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Bystanders honoured for saving a life with CPRLast week in Vancouver, Station 248 (East Cordova) hosted an emotional Vital Link Award ceremony to honour four bystanders who saved a life with CPR.http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/stories/bystanders-honoured-for-saving-a-life-with-cpr2018-05-31T07:00:00Z
Dispatcher helps dad deliver baby on laundry room floor<img alt="Elaine Tuit and her new baby Hailie on the laundry room floor" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/Laundry%20Room%20Delivery%20landscape.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Dispatcher helps dad deliver baby on laundry room floorWe discovered the exemplary work of Ryan Christensen, a Victoria dispatcher, when BCEHS received a kind email of gratitude from the mother of a new baby. http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/stories/dispatcher-helps-dad-deliver-baby-on-laundry-room-floor2018-05-02T07:00:00Z
“A symphony of efficiency”: the BCEHS response to the February 25, 2018 Coquihalla incident<img alt="Ambulances at the scene of a major motor vehicle incident on the Coquihalla Highway" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/Coquihalla%20MCI.jpg?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />“A symphony of efficiency”: the BCEHS response to the February 25, 2018 Coquihalla incidentWinter conditions on the Coquihalla led to a major crash involving two buses, two semis and several passenger vehicles on the night of February 25, triggering a coordinated BCEHS response that spanned multiple departments and communities. http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/stories/coquihalla-incident2018-03-02T08:00:00Z
Woman saves husband’s life with 19 minutes of continual CPR<img alt="Rachel Wardale, Jazzi Griffiths, Luanne Katz, Ken Katz and Sean Davids" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/VitalLink%20Salt%20Spring%20article.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Woman saves husband’s life with 19 minutes of continual CPRLuanne and Ken Katz are kayak racers. One Saturday morning in November they were out on the water doing what Luanne calls a workout paddle. "We were completing intervals, we were wearing our heart monitors," she said, "nothing unusual."http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/stories/woman-saves-husband’s-life-with-19-minutes-of-continual-cpr2018-02-05T08:00:00Z
If you’re alone when you overdose, who will save your life?<img alt="Of 21,758 OD calls across BC from Jan to Nov 2017, 99% of ambulance-attended calls resulted in survival." src="/about-site/PublishingImages/Survival%20in%20BC%20Jan-Nov%202017.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />If you’re alone when you overdose, who will save your life?You’ve seen the depressing statistics on the news. Victims of overdose are at high risk of dying, especially if there’s fentanyl in the mix. If someone is there to immediately call 911 so paramedics can help, that risk decreases enormously.http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/stories/if-you’re-alone-when-you-overdose-who-will-save-your-life2018-01-25T08:00:00Z
Collaborative night delivering lungs<img alt="BC Ambulance Service fixed wing air ambulance" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/Fixed-wing%20air%20ambulance%20external,%20view%20front-right%20crop.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Collaborative night delivering lungsAjay was buckled into his seat. His charter plane had just pushed out of the hanger and begun taxiing down the runway when the pilot announced there was a problem. Five minutes later they were grounded and told they couldn’t go anywhere.http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/stories/collaborative-night-delivering-lungs2018-01-19T08:00:00Z

 


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