EMS – Paramedic
The primary role of Paramedics is to provide timely and safe response, medical assessment and treatment, and medical transport services to citizens and communities in Manitoba. The core services in the EMS system are Emergency Medical Dispatch, Emergency Medical Response and Medical Care, Emergency Medical Transport and Inter-facility Medical Transport. Paramedics are a key component of the health care continuum and are considered primary health care.
Land ambulance services are delivered by a combination of providers including the Regional Health Authorities and other service providers under an agreement with regional health authorities (e.g., municipalities, First Nation communities).
The air ambulance service providers include the provincial Lifeflight program (specialized air ambulance services operated provincially), STARS Helicopter Air Ambulance, and private air ambulance providers (basic air ambulance services).
The Manitoba Health, Active Living and Seniors Emergency Medical Services Branch provides provincial leadership and governance of the EMS system. The objective(s) of the Branch are:
- To facilitate the development of regional emergency medical services that are delivered by the Regional Health Authorities.
- For the benefit of Manitobans, to be responsible for the legislation and regulation of all aspects of health transport in Manitoba.
- To coordinate the operation of the Lifeflight Air Ambulance program.
When you have successfully completed this program, you will:
- Demonstrate a high level of professionalism, ethical judgment, critical thinking and organizational skills.
- Have developed skills and passion for lifelong learning, and continued professional development.
- Be knowledgeable in anatomy and physiology, medical terminology and pharmacology as it relates to the Paramedic field.
- Be practiced and competent in the assessment and treatment of sick and injured patient, including; trauma, emergency childbirth, and all medical emergencies.
Requirements for Admission
Successful completion of Grade 12, including one credit in each of the following courses:
- Grade 12 English
- Grade 12 Math
- Grade 12 Biology, Chemistry or Physics
- Red River College