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.

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.

Course Providers Credits More info
various online courses for CME 24-7 - list of approved courses

Global Risk Innovations

10-8 Continuing Medical Education
5 credits per course Cannot be used for mandatory protocol training requirements or to meet mandatory skill assessments.
Continuing Medical Education Credits Sask Polytechnic (formerly SIAST)

Hutch Ambulance, Assiniboia

ITLS Instructor Education Day, Regina

MD Ambulance

various

various


5 credits per session; 15 for full day


5 credits per session








Medications Review MD Ambulance

Athabasca Basin Medical
Not eligible for CME credits A self-review of medications is mandatory every 2 years. Review does not have to be through a course. All reviews must follow the core training requirements >
Blood Products and Urinary Catheterization Sask Polytechnic (formerly SIAST)

Saskatoon Institute for Medical Simulation (SIMS)
Not eligible for CME credits


SIMS: June 13
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
Not eligible for CME credits Mandatory for all levels and so not eligible for CME.
PALS
(Pediatric Advanced Life Support)
Parkland Ambulance

Saskatoon Institute for Medical Simulation (SIMS) 

Heart & Stroke
Full Course: 20 credits for non-ACP members

Refresher: 10 credits for non-ACP members
PALS/PEPP are mandatory for Advanced Care Paramedics, so ACP members cannot claim it 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 non-ACP members

Refresher: 10 credits for non-ACP members
ACLS is mandatory for Advanced Care Paramedics, so ACP members cannot claim it for CME credits.
ITLS
(International Trauma Life Suport)
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
ITLS is mandatory for EMT/PCP, ICP, and ACP members, so they cannot claim it for CME credits.










Medication Facilitated Intubation MD Ambulance 5 credits
Sepsis MD Ambulance 5 credits
PCP Bridge, PCP Re-Entry Sask Polytechnic (formerly SIAST) 20 credits
PCP Upgrade to PCP 2011 NOCP Sask Polytechnic (formerly SIAST)

Saskatoon Institute for Medical Simulation (SIMS)
20 credits in the year the upgrade is completed
PEPP
(Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals)
PEPP

Hutch Ambulance, Assiniboia

KPS Medic Ltd

WPD Ambulance

Ollinger Consultants
Full Course: 20 credits for non-ACP members

Refresher: 10 credits for non-ACP members
PALS/PEPP is mandatory for Advanced Care Paramedics, so ACP members cannot claim it 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
Neonatal Resuscitation Program Heart & Stroke 

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

Refresher: 10 credits
PART
(Professional Assault Response Training)
Sask Polytechnic (formerly SIAST)  5 credits
STARS Academy STARS 20 credits
CTAS (Canadian Triage and Acuity Scale) or CPAS (Canadian Patient Access Services) Saskatoon Institute for Medical Simulation (SIMS) 5 credits
WHMIS
(Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System)
Sask Polytechnic (formerly SIAST)  5 credits (initial training only)
ICS
(Incident Command System)
5 credits (initial training only)
TLR (Transferring Lifting Repositioning) Saskatchewan Institute for Medical Simulation (SIMS) Not eligible for CME credits
Emergency Vehicles Operators Course Canadian Traffic Education Centre 20 credits
various professional development Saskatchewan Institute of Health Leadership

Paramedicine Across Canada Expo (PACE)

October - April

August 16-19, 2017



 PACE is 20 credits