The “people helping people” approach in small town Saskatchewan appears to have spread to medical services
Emergency services in Humboldt are sending one of their two paramedic teams to help between 6:45 – 8:45 pm, if there isn’t a demand for ambulances.
Advanced Care Paramedic and Supervisor Derek Dagenais says it’s been a great learning experience for paramedics, and can benefit the patients.
“Interestingly enough, it can be really be beneficial when we have contact with a patient within the ED department. Having that continuity can be really beneficial for the patient.”
Dagenais says the paramedics are assigned quicker tasks, like checking vital signs, starting IVs and providing necessary medications, and can communicate with nurses quickly in case they need to respond to a call.