What We Do
The Paramedic Association of PEI (PAPEI) works to promote and advance the practice and practitioners of paramedicine in Prince Edward Island. PAPEI is an independent voice for paramedics on the island and serves to clarify and expand our role and standing here. From helping to define our place within Health PEI, providing educational and social opportunities, to exploring the ways we are regulated, PAPEI seeks to support all of its membership.
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. All of our education sessions provide Continuing Education Units (CEU) to meet requirements for licensing with Health PEI. By setting educational standards among Island paramedics high, we set the standard of care our patients receive higher.
For more information on our educational opportunities click here.
PAPEI hosts a number of successful events such as Breaking Barriers and the PAPEI Annual Symposium. In addition to being educational, our events serve to provide networking opportunities and a time to share ideas - vital to the development and innovation of paramedicine across Canada.
For more information on our events click here.
Public and Interagency Relations
Another role of PAPEI is to represent and advocate for PEI paramedics on a variety of fronts. The way we present ourselves creates an impression of paramedicine as a whole, but keeping in touch with our stakeholders so that we can align our goals and values with theirs is even more important. This imperative includes public relations and education initiatives, interdisciplinary and inter-agency communications.
PAPEI also organizes a number of community outreach and education programs including 'CPR in the Schools,' - which has been delivering CPR training to grade 10 students across the province since 2010. In addition, PAPEI has partnered with Wounded Warriors Canada to support their initiatives in helping ill and injured Canadian Armed Forces members, Veterans, First Responders and their families - as well as Mikinduri Children of Hope, a local charity that is committed to humanitarian efforts in Kenya. PAPEI is always interested in learning about more opportunities to give back to the communities in which we serve. If you or your organization would like to get involved, please contact us, and keep an eye out for future announcements about our exciting partnerships!
Regulation and 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.
For more information on how paramedics are regulated in PEI click here.
Updated: May 26 2019