Congratulations to Paramedic Dan O'Connor on receiving the Governor General's Exemplary Service Medal recognizing his 20 plus years of valued service to our community.
Lanark County Paramedic staff can now make an automatic referral to the Community Care Access Centre through Community Referral EMS. When paramedics determine additional needs are required for the patients that are seen in Lanark County when 911 is activated and there is a paramedic response and transport to the Emergency Department is not permitted, then a referral is completed. CREMS PDF
Community Referral by EMS (CREMS) is an initiative to reduced the number of patient visits to the ER. This is a program for paramedics to refer patients to other services that they feel the patient may require. Reducing the risk of patient refusals, improving service and enhancing the profile of paramedics in the community are some of the objectives of CREMS. The following PDF Explains CREMS in more detail CREMS PDF
Lanark County Paramedic services Deputy Chief Sean Teed was granted the opportunity present his research at the Paramedic Chiefs of Canada in Niagara Falls Ontario. His research looked at the Kolb Experiential Learning design model and its use in CME for paramedics.