The Middlesex-London Paramedic Service education / training team is responsible for training, research and supporting program development. This includes supporting programs such as;
- Primary and Advanced Care Paramedic Training
- Superintendent Training
- Special Team Training
- Logistics training
- Administration training
- Public training programs
- Staff return to work programs
- Clinical skills refresh training
Education sessions for our Paramedics are conducted in the spring and fall of each year, and also include continuous learning programs utilizing simulation stations and skills for on shift staff. Field Training Officers (FTO’s) assist with providing just-in-time training to our staff.
Feedback programs play a significant role in Paramedic education at Middlesex-London Paramedic Service. Research has shown that feedback on patient diagnosis as an educational tool benefits Paramedic learning. Currently, Middlesex-London Paramedic Service education team provides feedback to Paramedics on emergency calls for all cardiac arrest, heart attack, stroke, serious trauma, mental health bypass, Trillium Gift of Life cases, and select paediatric cases.
Research is extremely important as we strive to deliver best practice care, based off of evidence based research. Conducting research allows our service to push the Paramedic profession forward, while delivering the best possible care to our patients. Our service is a proud member of the Canadian Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium (CanROC) which is an internationally recognized group of researches focusing in on improving survival rates for pre hospital cardiac arrest.
The Middlesex-London Paramedic Service education team also supports the implementation of all new hire testing and orientation programs. The MLPS mentorship program, which takes final semester Paramedic students, provides front line mentorship and training during placement with our front line Paramedic teams. Our mentorship program lasts approximately 450 hours, and provides the opportunity of employment for successful candidates.
The Middlesex-London Paramedic Service education team is always looking for new, innovative equipment or research ideas. If you have any ideas or thoughts, we would love to hear from you!