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Help us help: how to keep 911 for serious emergencies<img alt="911 dispatcher with headset at a computer" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/Dispatcher%20photo%20art.jpg?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Help us help: how to keep 911 for serious emergenciesBC Emergency Health Services is receiving more 9-1-1 phone calls in its dispatch centres than ever before. In the past five years there has been a 28 per cent increase in 9-1-1 calls for an ambulance.http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/stories/help-us-help2022-07-29T07:00:00Z
Paramedic referrals connect people to support after overdose<img alt="Social worker and paramedic smiling while wearing masks" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/arnason%20and%20barden%20article.png?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Paramedic referrals connect people to support after overdoseBC paramedics are helping to address the ongoing toxic drug crisis by connecting people at risk to important health-care services through a new initiative with the regional health authorities.http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/stories/paramedic-referrals-connect-people-to-support-after-overdose2022-07-12T07:00:00Z
Vancouver resident honoured for saving neighbour’s life with CPR<img alt="Marc Downes with Vicky, whose life he saved." src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/vitallink%20article.png?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Vancouver resident honoured for saving neighbour’s life with CPRVancouver resident Marc Downes did not have any emergency training, but when he discovered a woman unconscious and floating in the hot tub of his residential building last March, he sprang into action.http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/stories/vancouver-resident-honoured-for-saving-neighbour’s-life-with-cpr2022-06-28T07:00:00Z
New look for summer<img alt="Three paramedics wearing summer uniforms in navy and bright yellow with high-visibility strips" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/uniforms%201-2-3.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />New look for summerB.C. paramedics will be sporting a new look this summer. Our front-line staff now have the option of wearing summer polo shirts, soft-shell jackets and summer hats. http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/stories/new-look-for-summer2022-06-13T07:00:00Z
Care, knowledge, and professionalism: the many faces of paramedicine<img alt="" src="/about-site/PublishingImages/paramedic-services-week.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Care, knowledge, and professionalism: the many faces of paramedicineParamedic Services Week is taking place across Canada from May 22 to 28. This year, we honour and recognize paramedics and the vital role they play in B.C.’s health-care system each and every day.http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/stories/paramedic-services-week2022-05-19T07:00:00Z
Two years later, Lifeguard App continues to save lives<img alt="Scrteenshots of two screens on the Lifeguard App showing a map and a countdown timer" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/Lifeguard%20app%20screenshots%20article.png?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Two years later, Lifeguard App continues to save livesMay 20, 2022 marks the two-year anniversary of the introduction of the Lifeguard App.http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/stories/two-years-later-lifeguard-app-continues-to-save-lives2022-05-17T07:00:00Z
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


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