EMS Professional Programs

FMR Program

The program is designed as an entry level program to provide initial medical response and includes information on documentation, ambulance driving and roles and responsibilities, and various equipment utilized to treat ill and injured patients, though graduates cannot be employed as EMRs. Read More

EMR Program

The Emergency Medical Responder program was originally designed as the entry level ambulance program for the ambulance profession. Recent changes to the program requirements from the Alberta College of Paramedics has led to many potential students interested in pursuing an EMS career to complete the FMR program instead as registration as an EMR is not a requirement to enter into the Primary Care Paramedic Program. Read More

PCP Program

The Professional Medical Associates’ Primary Care Paramedic Program has been specifically designed to address the needs of FMRs and EMRs looking to upgrade. Those completing this program would be eligible for registration as Primary Care Paramedics with the Alberta College of Paramedics. The course is based as a completer program, so many of the components previously addressed in our EMR course will be briefly reviewed to ensure retention without constant repetition. The course also includes the information required to cover the latest scope of practice for PCP personnel. This includes material presently in Schedule 18 – Paramedic Regulations of the Health Professions Act, as well as the new Alberta Competency Profile from the Alberta College of Paramedics and the National Occupational Competency Profile of the Paramedic Association of Canada at the Primary Care Paramedic (PCP) level. Read More

ACP Program

The Advanced Care Paramedic program was specifically designed to the meet the needs of current PCP practitioners in regard to movement toward the provision of Advanced Life Support skills. The ACP program is the final step in the seamless curriculum developed by Professional Medical Associates. The program builds on the basic and intermediate skills of the experienced PCP practitioner. Provision of ALS allows for additional therapeutic modalities and assessments to provide better patient care. The ACP provides advanced assessment skills as well as advanced airway skills such as endotracheal intubation as well as the ability to administer medications to manage various conditions of the ill or injured. Read More