BC Ambulance Service paramedics Ron Nygaard and Wendy Karran review lifting procedures with instructor Patti Thompson

Paramedics learn more to provide excellent care for their patients

Paramedics learn more to provide excellent care for their patients

BC Ambulance Service paramedics in Bella Coola were busy as they attended a two-day training session in conjunction with the Bella Coola station open house for recruitment.

Eight BCAS paramedics from the Bella Coola and Anahim stations attended the education sessions at the Hagensborg/Bella Coola Legion, which included recertification of Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for Health Care Providers, Dealing with Death and Dying – a new course developed to help paramedics understand, appreciate and better manage the experience of giving notice of death, and Musculoskeletal Injury (MSI) prevention training to ensure crews stay healthy while working to provide care for their patients. Training was done by Regional Training Officer Laine Smith and paramedic Patti Thompson from the Quesnel station.

The open house at Bella Coola Station 227 welcomed the community to learn more about the services BCAS paramedics provide and information about paramedicine as a career.

Several interested candidates attended the information session. More recruitment and training sessions will be done in Bella Coola throughout the year.

For more information on employment opportunities, please visit www.bcas.ca. BCAS operates under the authority of BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS) to provide residents and healthcare professionals with access to pre-hospital emergency and patient transfer services.