The Northern Health Region is sponsoring an open house in The Pas Monday. Their Regional Manager for Emergency Medical Services Ken Gurba says there will be reps from the Red River Community College Primary Care Paramedic Program there talk to people interested in their course. He says the course is a year long as it’s a full collage credit type course which not only involves classrooms. He explains its filmed in Winnipeg and then video streamed up into the remote sites and then in the afternoon the local instructors do the hands on training. He says its about nine months of actual classroom and then they go into clinical courses and then get experience.
Gurba adds they hope if training takes place in the north those trained will stay in the north. The open house is at 6 p.m. Monday at The Pas EMS Station. For information call 204-623-9558 and if you can’t attend go to their website www.rrc.mb.ca and look up their Paramedic course.