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Emerg Health Services 20h
Today we reflect on the loss of veteran paramedics Jo-Ann Fuller and Ivan Polivka who died 8 years ago today after their ambulance crashed into Kennedy Lake on Vancouver Island. It was a tragic loss for their families, our service, staff and community.
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Emerg Health Services Oct 18
A sister saves her brother's life with our emergency call taker guiding her through. 'Just listening to her voice was like having a beacon of hope.' Thank you for sharing one of the stories of saving lives.
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Emerg Health Services Oct 17
We put an extra bike paramedic crew on duty today, just to keep us all nice and safe in downtown Vancouver for . While we don't expect the change to have a significant impact on calls for emergency medical care, we're playing it safe and monitoring.
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Emerg Health Services Oct 17
You might be a part of the small portion of the population who gets cannabis hyperemesis syndrome – uncontrollable vomiting. When that vomiting leads to severe dehydration you may need to call 9-1-1. paramedics are advising to use cannabis with care.
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Emerg Health Services Oct 17
If this is your first time using cannabis since your weekend at Woodstock, be aware it can impact your mobility. A senior with a broken hip is a call to 9-1-1. paramedics are advising to use cannabis with care.
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Emerg Health Services Oct 17
When using cannabis expects you’re more likely to call for a pizza than a paramedic. But be aware smoking it can aggravate pre-existing conditions such as asthma or bronchitis. When you can’t breathe, that’s when you call 9-1-1. Paramedics advise: Use cannabis with care.
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Emerg Health Services Oct 12
Things you can do in 90 seconds: > Listen to a song > Brush your teeth > Sing most national anthems > *Learn CPR* and potentially save a life > Download Watch this 90-second video from to learn how you can save a life:
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Emerg Health Services Oct 11
Flu season is nearly here. The best way to prevent the is by getting a flu vaccine . Getting a flu vaccine is a simple action that can save lives. All who work in, or visit patient care areas in BC are required to get the vaccine or wear a mask.
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Emerg Health Services Oct 11
Vote for BC’s Everyday Champion - Our choice: paramedic Roy Stanley. Roy is an unwavering advocate for patient safety. He is a mentor and leader and encourages his colleagues to step up and take action. Vote now!
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Emerg Health Services Oct 10
Between October 03-09, 2018, BCEHS and : - Responded to 9,529 pre-hospital medical emergencies — 403,889 YTD - Cared for and transported 6,860 patients to the hospital - Facilitated 1,254 inter-facility transfers
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Emerg Health Services Oct 9
"We are so grateful for the paramedics in this miracle. Today, John is back riding his bike...We were told he had a 6% chance of survival. We want the paramedics and responders to know he made it!" More > Download PulsePoint now - save a life!
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Emerg Health Services Oct 8
Happy everyone! And to our BCEHS paramedics and dispatchers, as well as our first responder partners, who took time away from their families this wkend to ensure that all of us, across BC, had access to the medical care we needed, we are thankful for all of you.
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Emerg Health Services Oct 7
Patient care is not as simple as getting you to the hospital - sometimes the nearest hospital may not have the resources you need or is 100s of kms away. Paramedics are trained to care for & transport patients across BC and will not leave you until you get the help you need.
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Emerg Health Services Oct 6
In B.C., someone has a stroke every 80 minutes. Act to recognize the signs of stroke: 🙂 Face 💪Arms 💭 Speech ⏰ Time
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Emerg Health Services Oct 5
"The Everyday Champion sees a need for improvement and commits to change, leading by example and inspiring others!" BCEHS' very own has been shortlisted by as an "everyday champion". He's got our vote - but he needs yours.
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Loyd Ondang Oct 3
Crew members from station 337 Vernon helping out at the Vernon Emergency Services Day. Thank you to everyone who came out.
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Emerg Health Services Oct 3
"I'm so proud of the work that our paramedics do and I am very pleased that together w/the we are able to offer this rest & ready location to support them as they continue to provide excellent patient care for the community" >
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Emerg Health Services Oct 2
ICYMI: BC Ambulance paramedics discover missing plane 10 months after disappearance:
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Emerg Health Services Oct 2
Replying to @br4cket @pulsepoint
Just download it and make sure to enable CPR alerts.
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PulsePoint Oct 2
What! Not yet trained? October is the month to get it done ☑️ And while you're at it make sure to 📲 and check to make sure you have CPR-needed alerts enabled.
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