CME Opportunities and Additional Training

Members of the Saskatchewan College of Paramedics are required to complete continuing medical education (CME) credits each calendar year in order to renew their licence for the next year. New members of the College who have trained in another province may be required to complete gap training in order to remove licence restrictions.

The resource below is not intended to be a comprehensive list of courses available.

Agencies/Instructors:
To have your course approved, visit CME Course Approvals > 

Note: CME credits are not awarded for mandatory skills and certifications. Members cannot claim CME credits for the same course two years in a row.

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Online CME
Conferences
Gap Training for Labour Mobility
Mandatory Certificates
Mental Health Education
Licence & Endorsement Education
Miscellaneous

Online CME

Course Providers Credits Time until renewal More info
Online courses for CME 24-7 EMS 

10-8 Continuing Medical Education

Target Solutions

Master Your Medics
5 credits per course. All courses from these sites are approved for CME. Annual Cannot be used for mandatory protocol training requirements or to meet mandatory skill assessments.


Conferences


Host Conference Name Credits Time until renewal More info
PAC
(Paramedic Association of Canada)
Paramedicine Across Canada Expo (PACE) 
20 credits

n/a
September 19 - 21, 2019, Winnipeg, MB. 


KPS Medic Ltd  PTSD/OSI Awareness Conference: Breaking the Stigma  20 credits  n/a  September 19 - 20, 2019, Saskatoon


Gap Training for Labour Mobility


Course Providers Credits Time until renewal More info
Blood Products and Urinary Catheterization
Sask Polytechnic (formerly SIAST)
blood products
urinary catheterization

Saskatoon Institute for Medical Simulation (SIMS)
Not eligible for CME n/a


Mandatory Certificates


Course Providers Credits Time until renewal More info
BLS "C" (HCP)
(Basic Life Support "C" - Healthcare Provider)
Red Cross

Heart & Stroke

St. John Ambulance

KPS Medic Ltd

Saskatoon Institute for Medical Simulation (SIMS)

Hutch Ambulance, Assiniboia

Ollinger Consultants

Athabasca Basin Medical

Hart AED CPR - instructor course

Listrom Training & Consulting

Parkland Ambulance
Not eligible for CME credits Expiry date Mandatory for all levels and not eligible for CME.
ITLS
(International Trauma Life Support)
ITLS Sask

Parkland Ambulance

KPS Medic Ltd

Hutch Ambulance, Assiniboia

Saskatoon Institute for Medical Simulation (SIMS) 

WPD Ambulance

ITLS Instructor Course

Ollinger Consultants

Athabasca Basin Medical
Full Course: 20 credits for EMRs

Refresher: 10 credits for EMRs
Expiry date  ITLS is mandatory for PCP, ICP, ACP, and CCP members, so they cannot claim it for CME credits.
PALS
(Pediatric Advanced Life Support)
Parkland Ambulance

Saskatoon Institute for Medical Simulation (SIMS) 

Heart & Stroke

Ollinger Consultants
Full Course: 20 credits for EMR, PCP, ICP 

Refresher: 10 credits for EMR, PCP, ICP
Expiry date PALS/PEPP are mandatory for Advanced and Critical Care Paramedics, so ACP and CCP members cannot claim for CME credits.
ACLS
(Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support)
Parkland Ambulance

KPS Medic Ltd

Saskatoon Institute for Medical Simulation (SIMS) 

Heart & Stroke

WPD Ambulance

Ollinger Consultants
Full Course: 20 credits for EMR, PCP, ICP 

Refresher: 10 credits for EMR, PCP, ICP 
Expiry date  ACLS is mandatory for Advanced and Critical Care Paramedics, so ACP and CCP members cannot claim it for CME credits. 
NRP
(Neonatal Resuscitation Program) 
Heart & Stroke 

Saskatoon Institute for Medical Simulation (SIMS) 
Full course: 20 credits for non-CCP

Refresher: 10 credits for non-CCP 
Expiry date  NRP is mandatory for Critical Care Paramedics, so CCP members cannot claim it for CME credits. 
PEPP 
(Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals) 
PEPP 

Hutch Ambulance, Assiniboia 

KPS Medic Ltd

WPD Ambulance

Ollinger Consultants 
Full Course: 20 credits for EMR, PCP, ICP

Refresher: 10 credits for EMR, PCP, ICP 
Expiry date  PALS/PEPP is mandatory for Advanced and Critical Care Paramedics, so ACP and CCP members cannot claim it for CME credits. 


Mental Health Education


Course Providers Credits Time until renewal More info
Mental Health First Aid  Mental Health Commission of Canada 

Listrom Training & Consulting

ABK Wellness Consulting
20 credits  n/a  Various dates and locations available. Check websites for more info.
Road 2 Mental Readiness - Primary Course    10 credits  n/a   
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)   ABK Wellness Consulting Full Course: 20 credits

Refresher: 10 credits 
3 years   
Online courses for CME 24-7 EMS 

10-8 Continuing Medical Education

Target Solutions

Master Your Medics
5 credits per course. All courses from these sites are approved for CME. Annual Cannot be used for mandatory protocol training requirements or to meet mandatory skill assessments.
PTSD/OSI Awareness Conference: Breaking the Stigma  KPS Medic Ltd  20 credits  n/a  September 19 - 20, 2019, Saskatoon 


Licence and Endorsement Education


Course Providers Credits Time until renewal More info
Advanced Care Paramedic Medavie HealthEd 










Sask Polytechnic
20 credits n/a  NEW Medavie Advanced Care Paramedic Program beginning April 29th 2019 in Saskatoon with hands on labs at SIMS. Part-time, distributed learning program gives students the flexibility to continue working as a Paramedic while completing ACP training.

Sask Poly - Regina and Saskatoon. Spend less time on campus and more time studying at your convenience while in your community or at home with Blended Web-Assisted Learning.
Community Paramedicine advanced certificate Sask Polytechnic  20 credits  n/a  NEW – Part-time Delivery (up to 4 years) and Full-Time Delivery (30 weeks). Saskatoon campus.
PCP Re-Entry Sask Polytechnic
20 credits n/a 
PCP Refresher  Justice Institute of British Columbia  20 credits in the year the refresher is completed  n/a   


Miscellaneous


Course Providers Credits Time until renewal More info
Various professional development  Saskatchewan Institute of Health Leadership

Introduction to Indigenous Studies
20 credits



10 credits
n/a


n/a 


October - April


Free from SaskPolytech
PEARS
(Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition, and Stabilization)
Heart & Stroke Full Course: 10 credits for EMR, PCP, ICP 2 years  PALS/PEPP is mandatory for Advanced and Critical Care Paramedics, so ACP and CCP members cannot claim PEARS for CME credits.
GEMS
(Geriatric Education for Emergency Medical Services)
KPS Medic Ltd

Saskatoon Institute for Medical Simulation (SIMS)
Full Course: 20 credits

Refresher: 10 credits
2 years 
GPA
(Gentle Persuasive Approach)
  Full Course: 20 credits

Refresher: 10 credits 
3 years   
PART
(Professional Assault Response Training)
Sask Polytechnic
5 credits n/a
STARS Academy STARS 20 credits n/a
CTAS
(Canadian Triage and Acuity Scale) or CPAS (Canadian Patient Access Services)
Saskatoon Institute for Medical Simulation (SIMS)  5 credits (initial training only) n/a 
Medication Facilitated Intubation MD Ambulance 5 credits n/a 
AIME
(Airway Interventions & Management in Emergencies) 
  20 credits  n/a   
WHMIS
(Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System)
Sask Polytechnic
5 credits (initial training only) n/a
ICS
(Incident Command System)
10 credits (initial training only) n/a 
TLR
(Transferring Lifting Repositioning)
Saskatchewan Institute for Medical Simulation (SIMS)  Full Course: 20 credits

Refresher: 10 credits
3 years 
Bariatric EMS    Full Course: 20 credits

Refresher: 10 credits 
3 years   
TDG
(Transportation of Dangerous Goods)
  5 credits  n/a   
Hospira SMART Pump    5 credits  n/a   
Emergency Vehicles Operators Course Canadian Traffic Education Centre 20 credits n/a