This section provides information to supplement the EHS MFR refresher training sessions presented by EHS MFR Facilitators across the province (noted on the Training Calendar), and will continue to expand as additional educational modules are developed.
EHS Special Patient Program
The EHS Special Patient Program identifies and promotes strategies to improve comfort and quality of life for patients with life threatening illness or injury and complex needs who are served by EHS.
Achieved in partnership with other health professionals,
this program sets a new standard for personalized pre-hospital heath care and supports the region's vision and mission of improving health through health promotion, quality service delivery, education and research.
For more information (including presentations) visit the EHS website: http://www.gov.ns.ca/health/ehs/pmd/special-patient.asp
Philips HeartStart FRx Training
This Philips HeartStart FRx presentation provides basic "how to" training for the Philips HeartStart FRx defibrillator that was issued to all EHS registered MFR agencies in spring 2009.
Bag Valve Mask Failure Video
The Bag Valve Mask (BVM) Failure video presents a case study that clearly demonstrates the importance of proper assembly of the bag valve mask to ensure optimal patient care. This brief video reviews the correct way to connect the BVM to the oxygen source, and illustrates the effect of an incorrect assembly.
The EHS MFR team recognizes that while Triage is one of the mandatory essential competencies required for tag re-registration, it is often difficult to secure an EHS-facilitated Triage refresher training session in your community. The Online Triage component provides an alternative method of attaining this competency by reviewing a refresher presentation and completing a short quiz online. Upon successful completion of the quiz, a certificate will be generated and must be submitted to the EHS MFR Services Registrar for credit toward re-registration. (Complete instructions are available at the end of the quiz.)