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Documentary series shines spotlight on BC paramedics, dispatchers and call-takers<img alt="Premieres April 2nd Knowledge.ca - Paramedics: Life on the line" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/BCEHS-doc-spotlight-photo%20article.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Documentary series shines spotlight on BC paramedics, dispatchers and call-takersPoignant, gripping, humorous and most of all – real. This is what British Columbians are getting as they tune in to a new television series about BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS) paramedics, dispatchers and emergency medical call-takers.http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/stories/documentary-series-shines-spotlight-on-bc-paramedics-dispatchers-and-call-takers2019-04-04T07:00:00Z
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.http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/stories/another-shot-at-life-early-cpr-plays-critical-role-in-patient-survival2019-03-06T08:00:00Z
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.http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/stories/lifesaving-cpr-and-defibrillator-training-for-high-school-students2019-02-11T08:00:00Z
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.http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/stories/palliative-care-training-for-paramedics2019-01-29T08:00:00Z
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.”http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/stories/port-hardy-smudging-ceremony2019-01-24T08:00:00Z
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.http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/stories/family-reunites-with-paramedics-to-thank-them2019-01-17T08:00:00Z


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