Medical First Response (MFR) agencies in Alberta such as fire departments and other community based volunteer groups, share a valuable role in the care of patients before they arrive at a hospital. MFRs are key partners with Emergency Medical Services (EMS) in Alberta that provide timely aid to patients and assist EMS when requested.
Alberta Health Services (AHS) has a responsibility to ensure patient care is delivered safely and is committed to ensuring responders are trained, prepared and supported to deliver that care.
AHS and Alberta Health, in collaboration with an expert advisory panel have developed a provincial model for Medical First Response.
Our goals are:
Build provincial standards for MFR service delivery
Support the people and agencies providing MFR
Promote safe patient care with medical oversight and patient care guidelines
posted on April 17, 2018Alberta MFR & Red Cross Training Announcement Alberta MFR has established a Training Partner Agreement with the Canadian Red Cross, creating new supports for Standard First Aid and CPR training and instructor development
posted on March 13, 2018Philips AED Recall
Please visit our Public Access to Defibrillation (PAD) site at www.Heart-Safe.ca to get more details on this recall