Moose Jaw & District EMS employees a variety of Paramedics of various levels of scope of practice.
EMERGENCY MEDICAL DISPATCHERS (EMD)
When you call Moose Jaw & District EMS with your emergency, you are speaking to a professional trained Emergency Medical Dispatcher (EMD). They are trained in how to answer your call quickly and concisely providing you immediate instructions on how to help the patient until the ambulance arrives. EMD’s are a critical link between you and the emergency medical service you require.
First Responders are local volunteers in your rural community that have completed training at the basic life support level and are trained in the assessment and stabilization of a patient until the ambulance arrives. They respond as part of the EMS team in rural areas where ambulance response time is increased due to distance.
EMERGENCY MEDICAL RESPONDER (EMR)
Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) is the entry level practitioner that is allowed to work in the ambulance along side with paramedics. These medically trained individuals are skilled in basic life support beyond the first responder and include education on ambulance operations as well.
PRIMARY CARE PARAMEDIC (PCP)
The role of a Primary Care Paramedic (PCP) is to provide a more advanced basic life support treatment to assess, stabilize and prevent further injuries to the patient. Skills include trauma, medical and cardiac care, airway management & medication administration.
INTERMEDIATE CARE PARAMEDIC (ICP)
The Intermediate Care Paramedic (ICP) has obtained enhanced training and skills beyond the PCP level as an intermediate health care team member working in the field of pre-hospital emergency care. ICP’s have completed training in such areas as cardiac monitoring, intravenous (IV) initiation and an expanded scope of medication administration.
ADVANCED CARE PARAMEDIC (ACP)
Advanced Care Paramedics (ACP) are the highest trained ambulance practitioners and are an integral part of the prehospital emergency environment. The ACP is trained in advanced life saving procedures; their skills include advanced cardiac life support, advanced airway management, advanced medical and trauma management and enhanced medication administration along with many other specialized procedures. The ACP works in conjunction with provincial protocols under the supervision of a local medical control officer (physician). EMR's and all level of paramedics are licensed by Saskatchewan College of Paramedics to practice in the Saskatchewan ambulance industry.