PAPEI is constantly looking for more ways to promote paramedicine in PEI, to give back to the community, and to add value for our members. The Team works hard to meet our goals, but we need your help! Have a look at the committees listed below and let us know if you'd like to get involved.
A major focus of PAPEI is to provide high quality educational opportunities to its membership. Our Education Sessions typically take the form of morbidity and mortality (M&M) events, conferences, certification programs such as Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) or Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP), or multidisciplinary training programs. All of our education sessions provide Continuing Education Credits (CEU) to meet requirements for licensing with the Dept. of Health.
Another role of PAPEI is to represent PEI paramedics in a variety of fronts. The way we present ourselves creates an impression of paramedics as a whole, but keeping in touch with our stakeholders so that we can allign with their values is even more important. This imperative has been subdivided into Internal and External Communications. Responsibilities of this committees includes public relations initiatives, hosting events like our Paramedic Symposium, managing social media feeds and our website, or attending to the needs of members.
Regulation & Legislation
Ensuring paramedics have representation at these levels is important to advancing our profession and providing patients with the high performance and quality emergency medical services they deserve. PAPEI continues to lobby the government on behalf of PEI paramedics at federal, provincial, and municipal levels. If you're interested in lobbying for changes you believe in or how paramedics are regulated, this committee may be for you!
Paramedics are helpers by nature and PAPEI would love to see a group of our dedicated members respond to areas of need. Currently, the PAPEI Humanitarian Committee is dedicated to helping our partner charity Mikinduri: Children of Hope through fundraising and hopes to send a group of paramedics to Kenya in 2021. We also provide funding and human resources to the Upper Room Soup Kitchen in Charlottetown.
Research & Journal Club
The PAPEI Journal Club meets every couple months to discuss and appraise literature relevant to the prehospital environment. The Island poses ample opportunity to conduct research or get involved with existing projects. Conducting paramedic-led research provides evidence that is more readily generalizable to patients in the prehospital environment.
Pictured from left to right: Stacey Grant and Josh MacPherson. Photo credit: Island EMS.
Updated: July 6 2019