Anywhere Your Work Takes You, Medcor Canada’s Services Can Be There.
When serious or life threatening illness or injury occurs and minutes are crucial to a person’s survival, Medcor Canada is there, ready to respond to any emergency, anytime, anywhere.
Medcor Canada Can Provide Our Clients With 3 Levels Of Care:
- Emergency Medical Responders (EMR)
- Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT)
- Paramedics (EMT-P)
EMRs and EMTs represent BLS (basic life support) services and Paramedics are able to provide ALS (advanced life support) services to work sites. Medcor Canada utilizes some of the most advanced medical control guidelines in Alberta; our protocols allow our staff to use their scope of practice and medical skills to the full extent.
Medcor Canada has a commitment to continuing education for its employees. The medical field is always evolving and we believe our staff should be up to date in their skills and the services they are able to perform. Our staff members update certification programs such as ITLS, CPR, ACLS, PALS, NRP, H2S Alive, WHMIS, TDG, PCST etc. regularly.
As well as our commitment to our employees, Medcor Canada believes strongly in the education of our clients. Medcor Canada works with our clients to ensure they are fully aware of the care they can expect on site, demonstrate our skills through safety meetings, supervisor meetings and mock drills, and encourage questions about our abilities. This education help our clients better understand our pre-hospital care and allows them to feel comfortable asking for assistance.
Explanation Of Level Of Care
EMR is the first level of pre-hospital care.
EMRs can perform patient assessments, bandaging and wound care, splinting, assess vital signs (blood pressure, pulse oximetry, and blood glucometry), oxygen therapy and the use of oropharyngeal airways, patient extrication, spinal immobilization and CPR/AED skills.
EMTs are the second level.
In addition to the skills of an EMR, EMTs can also perform traction splinting, IV therapy, Nitrous Oxide therapy, oropharyngeal suctioning, cardiac monitoring and administer bronchodilators and other symptomatic relief medications such as epinephrine, glucose and ASA.
Paramedics are the highest level of pre-hospital care.
At the ALS level, paramedics are able to perform various advanced skills such as endotracheal intubation, nasogastric tube insertion, deep tracheal suctioning, rapid sequence induction, cricothyrotomy, percutaneous transtracheal ventilation, needle thoracostomy, cardioversion, manual defibrillation, transcutaneous pacing, 12 lead monitoring and suturing.