CALL TO ACTION: ANTIRACISM IN PARAMEDICINE

BY TYNE M. LUNN, SARAH LOGAN, MELANIE DOIRON, CHERYL CAMERON We acknowledge the original homelands of the many diverse First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples whose ancestors have walked this land since time immemorial. We are grateful to live, work and play on the traditional territories belonging to the First Nations, Métis and Inuit Peoples of Turtle Island. “It is a privilege to educate yourself about marginalization rather than experience it.” – Dr. Farha Shariff (intersectional feminist and antiracist educator) … Read More

World Mental Health Day

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This year’s World Mental Health Day falls on a moment where the entire planet’s style of life has changed considerably as a result of COVID-19. We’ve all had to adapt to the many facets this virus has gone through. Starting with a complete unknown of how it worked, leading to a full lockdown of many countries’ liberties and reaching a new “normality” in different parts of the world, as the media has called it. At first, the greatest threat this … Read More

Crisis: A note to the new medics

By: Robin Young A non-EMS work acquaintance of mine went out on a ride along recently to observe the local paramedic service in action and bring those experiences back into the classroom. She was surprised at how many persons in crisis her paramedic crew had to see during their shift, the intensity of some of the crises and how the crew effectively dealt with each one in a very short period of time. Working in paramedicine is the ultimate school … Read More