Draft Details

Review start date:Jan 19, 2024
Review end date:Mar 19, 2024
Contact email:bradyn.lawrenson(at)csagroup.org
Draft Scope/Description:

1 Scope

This Standard identifies the professional activities and supporting competencies required of paramedics in Canada. It reflects current practice in Canada and anticipated future practice needs.

This Standard also provides guidance and supporting details to aid with understanding and using the Standard, including an overview of the role description, significance of the roles, information about practice settings, delegation, and inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility.

Also included is a mapped alignment of the professional activities to the Government of Canada’s Skills for Success Framework (See Annex F).

1.1 Exclusions

This Standard does not include the role and practice of Emergency Medical Responders (EMRs).

1.2 Terminology

In this Standard, “shall” is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to satisfy in order to comply with the standard; “should” is used to express a recommendation or that which is advised but not required; and “may” is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the limits of the Standard.

Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material.

Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements.

Annexes are designated normative (mandatory) or informative (non-mandatory) to define their application.

1.3 Units of measure

The values given in SI units are the units of record for the purposes of this Standard. The values given in parentheses are for information and comparison only.

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