Canadian Organization of Paramedic Regulators (COPR)

The Canadian Organization of Paramedic Regulators and the new face of Paramedic Regulation in Canada   A brief history of COPR Spread throughout Canada’s ten Provinces […]

Mysteries of Urine Dipstick Testing Revealed

Urinalysis (UA) is routinely ordered in the ER multiple times a day. At first glance it seems uber simple: Dip it in pee, give it a […]

Understanding Basic Lab Values

Understanding Lab Values Diagnostic tests often drive the direction of patient care. Some research shows 25% to 30% of the data used to drive treatment decisions comes […]
understanding specificity and sensitivity

Specificity vs. Sensitivity

Sensitivity vs. Specificity Whats the difference and why do we care? Interpreting lab values can seem complex. You may notice a value is high or low, […]
Endotracheal Intubation and the Paramedic's Scope of Practice

Endotracheal Intubation, “to tube or not to tube…”

Should Paramedics have Endotracheal Intubation included in their scope of practice? Endotracheal Intubation is the most definitive airway in the prehospital environment and an essential tool […]

Geriatric Care and the GEMS Diamond

The aging process is often misunderstood. Many clinicians are fantastic at working with older populations while others find it quite challenging. When working with older populations, the […]

Rewarming in Hypothermia

  Title:  Active vs. Passive rewarming in Severe Accidental Hypothermia Report By:  Martin Hanazlek Clinical Scenario:  “A patient suffering from severe accidental hypothermia presents to EMS […]
Crisp Afternoon

Wilderness Survival 101

Picture this: It’s a pleasantly crisp afternoon in the middle of winter and you’re bundled up in a scarf, hat and mittens for a leisurely stroll […]