SEMSA News

Friday, 12 April 2019 10:14

SEMSA Takes Part in PAC Advocacy Days

Corey McNeice Andrew Williamson Kevin Waugh and Kyle Sereda
Corey McNeice, Andrew Williamson, Kevin Waugh, MP Saskatoon-Grasswood, Kyle Sereda

Kyle Sereda Tom Lukiwski Andrew Williamson Corey McNeice
Kyle Sereda, Tom Lukiwski MP Moose Jaw-Lake Center-Lanigan, Andrew Williamson, Corey McNeice

Kyle Sereda, Chief, Moose Jaw & District EMS; Andrew Williamson, Deputy Chief Operations, Medavie Health Services West; and Corey McNeice, ACP, Moose Jaw & District EMS joined colleagues from across Canada on Parliament Hill on April 8th, 2019, to lobby the government for support of community paramedicine, paramedic mental health & wellness, the ability to administer opioids, and support of the Canadian Paramedic Memorial Foundation.

 

SEMSA 2019 Convention and Tradeshow Sponsorship Brochure COVER ONLY

SEMSA is hosting the 60th annual convention and AGM on May 7 through 9, 2019.  Below is the schedule of activities.   AT the very bottom is the Delegate Brochure and Registration Form.

Tuesday, May 7

1:00 p.m.—Strong Leaders, Healthy Minds
Jeff Cartwright, Philip Ross Agencies
Agenda:
Psychological First Aid for Our Crews; Look, Listen, Link

  • ·Understanding Mental Health for First Responders; Education and Support
  • ·Crisis Response; Having a Plan in Place
  • ·Peer Support Teams; Importance of Peer on Peer Support
  • ·Commitment by Leaders                

3:30 p.m.—Handling Stress—Employer and Employee
Stacey Alexandre,  Two Roads Therapeutics
Too often, competent and valuable employees leave stressful work environments because of their inability (or perceived inability) to manage stress.  Employers often find it challenging to assist an employee struggling in the workplace. Because employees experience stress and respond to challenges in very unique ways, the ‘one size fits all’ approach to managing employee stress is not effective.

4:00 p.m.—Paramedics Program Update
Noel Dunn, Saskatchewan Polytechnic
An update on the Paramedic Program at Saskatchewan Polytechnic will be provided.

Wednesday, May 8

9:45 a.m.—STARCARE
Chief Kevin Smith, Niagara EMS
STARCARE is a  simple approach to establish common values within the organization.  STARCARE isn’t about management or the corporation or the patient – it is about me, each of us, all of us and it is up to me to demonstrate these values in all I do to my co-workers and our customers and in turn how I want to be treated.

11:15 a.m.—Psychological Health & Safety in the Workplace
Jack Hardy, WorkSafe
Is Psychological Health and Safety on your organizations radar? Join us to clarify the issues and provide you and your organization with an overview of the issues, directions you can take and resources and training available you and your workers to make a difference.

1:00 p.m.—System Transformation
Chief Kevin Smith, Niagara EMS
Niagara EMS is in the process of a system transformation to change their service delivery model using Mobile Integrated Health as their foundation. Much of this is predicated on using evidence informed decision making to help shift how they are doing business.

3:00 p.m.—Finding Humour in the Crazy World of EMS: Welcome to the Dark Side
Steve Berry, Southwest Teller County EMS
Those working in the field of medicine often times have to respond to scenes involving horrific trauma and death, and yet we must keep working the   remainder of our shift.  How do we do this?  For many, humour offers a   momentary respite from our sense of loss and pain.  We know in spite of such tragedies, amusing incidents happen anyway, and that sometimes humour is the only weapon we have. Join Steve as he encourages us to enhance our sense of healthy humour while touching your heart with hope and understanding.

Please consider joining us.  To register, print off the delegate registration form below and email it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mail it to the SEMSA office.  Payment may be made by cheque or e-transfer. 

If you have questions, please call 306.382.2147.

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The City of Swift Current is hosting the Western Canada Summer Games from August 9 to the 18th, 2019.

Volunteers are needed to provide medical standby at events. If you are a Paramedic, First responder, E.M.R. we would love to have you on board in your capacity. The games will feature athletes from British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavet competing in 16 sports over several venues, in and surrounding Swift Current. Below is a Live Master version of Competition, and an information flyer on where to sign up. We look forward to seeing you at the games!

Thank you!!  For more information contact me.

Nelson Pompu
On behalf of the 2019 WCSG Medical Committee

Wednesday, 13 February 2019 13:45

February 2019 Trip of the Month Winner

Congratulatons to Oliver and Chantel Jantz of Prince Albert on being the February 2019 SEMSA Trip of the Month Winner!

Lieutenant Governor W. Thomas Molloy joined Provincial Secretary Nadine Wilson to honour the latest recipients of the Saskatchewan Protective Services Medal this past October, in both Saskatoon and Regina. The medal honours personnel with 25 years of service in Saskatchewan in the emergency services field, including police services, fire services, emergency medical services, federal and provincial corrections and the Canadian forces.  In 2018 the medal was presented to 113 individuals from rural and urban communities across Saskatchewan.

Congratulations to the following six recipients from emergency medical services:

  • Tracey Detillieux, Parkland Ambulance Care, Prince Albert
  • Brenda Grieve, Fillmore Ambulance Inc.
  • Christopher Munn, Regina EMS
  • Stephen Pollock, Meadow Lake Ambulance
  • Val Tabin, Medavie Health Services West, Saskatoon
  • Darren Urban, Fillmore Ambulance Inc