Are you looking to become a Primary Care Paramedic (PCP), or to start a career that will require you to respond to trauma or medical emergencies? The PCP course offered by The Western Institute of Emergency (WIEE) will benefit Edmonton and area students training for work in health care, public safety, and fire protection services.
We follow the philosophy quoted by Benjamin Franklin
"Tell Me and I Forget"
"Teach Me and I Remember"
"Involve Me and I Learn"
Why Our Program:
Our PCP Program is an excellent start to your EMS career. The WIEE PCP course provides the next step in your foundational knowledge and skills required to advance on to other programs like the Advanced Care Paramedic program, and others in the emergency services industry.
During the program, you will have the chance to put your skills to the test through simulations of real-life experiences. You will be able to enhance your critical thinking abilities, and you will discuss solutions to emergency situations in your group. You will also see examples in video form, receive training from our qualified instructors, and receive the textbooks and materials containing all the theory you will need to pass the course.
- High COPR
- Student loans and RESP options available!
- Lowest price options in the province!
The WIEE Primary Care Paramedic program is approved by the Alberta College of Paramedics and licensed by Alberta Advanced Education under the Private Vocational Act.
What You Will Learn During Your PCP Training:
Throughout our PCP course, you will learn how to respond to different types of emergencies, and how to keep patients relaxed and comfortable. You will learn how to provide assistance to higher-level medical providers, both upon the arrival at the scene of an emergency, and during transportation to a hospital. Just some of the topics you will cover include:
Our PCP program will include the medication and skill sets for PCP in Alberta.
- How to Conduct a Primary Assessment
- Identifying Signs of Cardiac Arrest
- Performing CPR, AED, and Airway Ventilation
- Use of Pharmacology in Medical and Trauma Emergencies
- Control of Bleeding
- Substance Abuse
- Thermal Stress
- Pediatrics and Geriatrics Emergencies
- Labor and Delivery
- Reaching, Moving and Lifting
- Mental Health/Psychological First Aid
- Principles of Driving and Emergency Vehicle Operations
- IV Initiation
- IO Initiation and Management
- Med Administration
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Psychological Trauma in Emergency Patients
- International Trauma Life Support (ITLS)
- Pediatric Emergency Assessment and Recognition (PEARS)
- Pediatrics International Trauma Life Support (PITLS)
- Neonatal Resuscitation Provider (NRP)
- EMS Safety
- Advance Medical Life Support (AMLS)
- Basic Life Support (BLS)
- Basic and Advanced ECG
- And More!!!!!!
Passing the PCP Course:
PCP students need to attend the entire course, receive a passing score on the written exam, participate in the skills assessments, and complete the practicum components.
- 16 Hours in a Long Term Care Facility
- 16 hours in an Operating Room
- 50 hours in an Emergency Department
- 190 hours of Ground Ambulance combined with Air Ambulance
Our instructors come from an extensive EMS and Fire Service background. They can provide the best preparation for any student looking to take on the challenges of this career.
Our Class Sizes:
We keep our class sizes small. We have many years of experience in teaching and training. This has taught us that small class sizes allow for more one on one with our students and create a calm, comfortable environment for our students to learn.
"Emergency Education for The Beginner, The Expert, and The Public. Professional Training by The Professionals for The Professionals. "
For general questions about our program you can call 780-643-6163 and speak with Jennifer.