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Nova Scotia Medical Director Palliser Health Region

Nova Scotia Medical Director Palliser Health Region

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 September 18, 2006EMSCCP.O. Box 2100, Stn. M, #165Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2P 2M5www.emscc.ca  © EMSCC/DSMUC 2006. All rights reserved
 
The Future of EMS in Canada: Defining the New Road AheadTable of Contents
Table of Contents
Foreword......................................................................................................................................1
 
Executive Summary....................................................................................................................2
 
1.0
 
Introduction..........................................................................................................................8
 
1.1
 
Context........................................................................................................................8
 
1.2
 
Objective and Process................................................................................................8
 
1.3
 
Acknowledgements.....................................................................................................9
 
2.0
 
Serving the Needs of Canadians: A Current State Overview of EMS in Canada.........11
 
2.1
 
Operations.................................................................................................................11
 
2.2
 
Funding.....................................................................................................................14
 
2.3
 
Research and Quality Standards..............................................................................14
 
2.4
 
EMS as a Profession.................................................................................................15
 
3.0
 
The Future of EMS in Canada...........................................................................................18
 
The Vision: a Community-based Mobile Health Care Service..............................................18
 
3.1
 
Clear Core Identity....................................................................................................20
 
3.2
 
Stable Funding..........................................................................................................26
 
3.3
 
Systematic Improvement...........................................................................................29
 
3.4
 
Personnel Development............................................................................................33
 
3.5
 
Leadership Support...................................................................................................37
 
3.6
 
Mobilized Health Care...............................................................................................39
 
4.0
 
A Call to Leadership: Actions for EMS Leaders.............................................................46
 
4.1
 
Clear Core Identity....................................................................................................46
 
4.2
 
Stable Funding..........................................................................................................47
 
4.3
 
Systematic Improvement...........................................................................................48
 
4.4
 
Personnel Development............................................................................................49
 
4.5
 
Leadership Support...................................................................................................50
 
4.6
 
Mobilized Health Care...............................................................................................51
 
5.0 Supporting the Vision: Actions for Public Policy Makers...............................................53
 
5.1
 
Clear Core Identity....................................................................................................53
 
5.2
 
Stable Funding..........................................................................................................54
 
5.3
 
Systematic Improvement...........................................................................................55
 
5.4
 
Personnel Development............................................................................................56
 
5.5
 
Leadership Support...................................................................................................57
 
5.6
 
Mobilized Health Care...............................................................................................57
 
6.0 Conclusion..........................................................................................................................60
 

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