A new Primary Care Paramedic Certificate program is being introduced at University College of the North in The Pas. The new 16 seat program will provide graduates with the knowledge, skills and practical work placement training to prepare them to be employed as primary care paramedics. The students will have the skills to recognize the nature and extent of a patient’s condition to assess requirements for emergency medical care, administer appropriate medical care, safely secure and transport patients and provide therapeutic interventions.
The Northern Health Region has seen demand for primary care paramedics increase in recent years and their CEO Helga Bryant says having them trained in the north will benefit us as a region while creating educational opportunities for residents close to home. The new program is expected to begin accepting applications in September.