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The story tucked behind the crash of a medical plane<img alt="Marty Anderson with daughter Dr. Kirsten Anderson" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/Dad%20and%20Daughter%20article.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />The story tucked behind the crash of a medical planeFor years, Marty Anderson talked about the drama surrounding the birth of his first daughter with his family and some close friends. Twenty-five years later, he is talking about it publicly.http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/stories/the-story-tucked-behind-the-crash-of-a-medical-plane2020-02-25T08:00:00Z
'Certainly, without these dedicated professionals I would not be here today.'<img alt="David Kwong with paramedics" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/David%20and%20paramedics%20article.jpg?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />'Certainly, without these dedicated professionals I would not be here today.'What began as a nagging cough quickly escalated into a life-threatening cardiac arrest and, ultimately, a life-transforming event for Vancouverite David Kwong.http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/stories/certainly-without-these-dedicated-professionals-i-would-not-be-here-today2020-02-06T08:00:00Z
A closer look at paramedic response to overdose calls across the province<img alt="Paramedic Christina Zaganas is on the frontlines of the overdose crisis" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/Paramedic,%20DTES%20art.jpg?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />A closer look at paramedic response to overdose calls across the provinceParamedics continue to be called to an incredibly high number of overdoses across the province. In 2019 that amounted to 24,166 overdose calls, or an average of 66 calls each day for a potential overdose. http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/stories/a-closer-look-at-paramedic-response-to-overdose-calls-across-the-province2020-01-08T08:00:00Z
We celebrate our 2019 life-saving bystanders<img alt="Cardiac arrest patient Steven St. Germain & emergency medical dispatcher Michelle Foley, Vital Link ceremony in Okanagan Falls" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/Vital%20Link%20Poster%20Picture%201%20article.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />We celebrate our 2019 life-saving bystandersIn late August, 2019, Steven had a cardiac arrest at his home in Okanagan Falls. This month he celebrated, opening his home to neighbours, a medical emergency call taker and paramedics whom he credits with saving his life.http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/stories/we-celebrate-our-2019-life-saving-bystanders2019-12-11T08:00:00Z
BCEHS swaps paper reports for digital records for all patients<img alt="Paramedic uses laptop in ambulance" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/Siren-Delesalle-Alex-30%20article.jpg?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />BCEHS swaps paper reports for digital records for all patientsImproving the quality of patient data and patient care.http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/stories/bcehs-swaps-paper-reports-for-digital-records-for-all-patients2019-11-13T08:00:00Z
This Halloween, the only wounds we hope to see are the pretend kind, from special effects and makeup!<img alt="Trick-or-treaters dressed as first responders" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/Halloween%20article.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />This Halloween, the only wounds we hope to see are the pretend kind, from special effects and makeup!Every year, paramedics treat preventable injuries involving trick-or-treaters.http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/stories/this-halloween-the-only-wounds-we-hope-to-see-are-the-pretend-kind2019-10-29T07:00:00Z
'I can’t remember his name, but I want to get a message to this man'<img alt="Mother and son" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/Mother%20and%20son%20article.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />'I can’t remember his name, but I want to get a message to this man'It’s often the simple, unselfish gestures in life that resonate the most with us. For BCEHS emergency medical call taker Darren Francoeur, this was certainly the case recently. http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/stories/i-can’t-remember-his-name-but-i-want-to-get-a-message-to-this-man2019-10-21T07:00:00Z
A glimpse into Mongolia’s emergency patient care<img alt="Emergency simulation in Mongolia" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/Joe%20Acker%20Mongolia%20article.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />A glimpse into Mongolia’s emergency patient careImagine for a minute you are tasked as a health care provider with driving 200km to a remote community in Northern Mongolia.http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/stories/a-glimpse-into-mongolia’s-emergency-patient-care2019-09-23T07:00:00Z
Paramedic specialists – an innovation out of the overdose crisis<img alt="Paramedic specialist with vehicle" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/Paramedic%20Specialist%20Kris%20w%20vehicle%20-%20article.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Paramedic specialists – an innovation out of the overdose crisisA new type of paramedic is helping ensure British Columbians with complex medical emergencies get the best care possible. Learn more about BC Emergency Health Services’ paramedic specialists.http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/stories/paramedic-specialists-–-an-innovation-out-of-the-overdose-crisis2019-08-29T07:00:00Z
Victoria bike paramedic program: approachable healthcare at street level<img alt="Victoria bike paramedics Cheryl Ridley and Joel Leech" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/Victoria%20Bike%20Squad%20article.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Victoria bike paramedic program: approachable healthcare at street levelThe BCEHS bike paramedic program in Victoria is entering its third year and is resonating more than ever with locals and visitors in the provincial capital.http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/stories/victoria-bike-paramedic-program2019-08-28T07:00:00Z

 


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