Alberta Health Services

Alberta Health Services

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posted on February 21, 2024 Investing in Alberta's emergency services external link
Alberta Government news release


posted on June 23, 2023 Continuous masking update
Continuous masking no longer required. Point of care risk assessment remains important.


posted on June 07, 2023 Citizens receive lifesaving award external link
Bystanders, medical first responders and EMS work together to save a life


posted on April 04, 2023 Adding new EMS supports to improve response times
Government of Alberta funding announcement


posted on February 01, 2023 Medical First Responders continue to help during the opioid crisis
Opiate overdoses continue to affect many Albertans


posted on January 17, 2023 Direct action to lower EMS response times external link
Government of Alberta news release


posted on September 16, 2022 Member Spotlight - Brooks Fire Department
Annual interagency water rescue a success for Brooks Fire


posted on June 08, 2022 Digital Overdose Response System (DORS) expands province-wide external link
Government of Alberta news release, Jun 8, 2022


posted on June 01, 2022 MFR Situation Update for June-July 2022 external link
Clinical updates, new learning opportunities and other MFR news


posted on May 27, 2022 Taking action to address EMS pressures external link
Government of Alberta news release, May 26, 2022


posted on April 05, 2022 MFR Update for April-May 2022 external link
Clinical updates, new learning opportunities and other MFR news


posted on March 21, 2022 Digital Overdose Response System (DORS) expands to more communities
A mobile device app that helps protect people using opioids while alone


posted on March 11, 2022 Alberta Budget 2022 boosts EMS capacity external link
Additional EMS resources announced


posted on March 03, 2022 MFR MCP app updated for IOS and Android
Reference the MFR Medical Control Protocols on your mobile device


posted on February 01, 2022 MFR Update for February-March 2022 external link
Clinical updates, new online learning modules and other MFR news


posted on January 25, 2022 EMS announces 10-point plan to address system pressure external link


posted on June 16, 2021 EMS Research Day videos available in online training module
Approved for 12 CE credits by the Alberta College of Paramedics


posted on March 18, 2021 Patient Safety Notice: AED Electrodes Compatibility external link


posted on November 29, 2020 AHS supports First Aid & CPR training external link MFR partners have access to Red Cross First Aid & CPR training supports!


posted on July 22, 2020 Hand Hygiene: Fact vs. Fiction
EMS Patient Safety Theme of the Month:Hand Hygiene, Fact vs. Fiction


posted on April 25, 2019 Health Information Act (HIA) Awareness Module
Head over to the MFR Training Area to Access this Module!


posted on February 08, 2019 LIFEPAK 15 Advisory external link
If your department uses a Stryker Physio-Control LIFEPAK 15, Please read this important information from the manufacturer.


posted on November 26, 2018 Injury Prevention Training Module Now Available
Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention is now located in the MFR Training Area! 


posted on October 25, 2018 NOTICE - LIFEPAK Issues
If Your Department Uses a LIFEPAK 15, Please Read This Notice


posted on April 17, 2018 Alberta MFR & Red Cross Training Partner Agreement
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 April 16, 2018 Quality & Patient Safety - April Trend of the Month


posted on March 13, 2018 Philips AED Recall Please visit our Public Access to Defibrillation (PAD) site at  to get more details on this recall 


posted on October 27, 2017 Stryker Power Lift Systems coming to AHS EMS Ambulances
Orientation training for MFRs available here


posted on October 27, 2016 Alberta MFR Announces Standard First Aid and CPR Training Request for Proposal (RFP)
Alberta Health Services has issued an RFP to seek proposals from potential proponents to provide Standard First Aid & Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Instructor Training & Certificates


posted on September 16, 2016 Health Professions Act (HPA) announced for EMS
Changes for responders registered with the Alberta College of Paramedics


posted on September 01, 2016 MFR Training; Advance Care Planning: Goals of Care Designations
A course created for MFRs available in the online training area


posted on February 24, 2016 MFR info patch memo pad available


posted on June 02, 2015 Alberta MFR featured in AFCA The Responder magazine
Alberta MFR Program featured in The Responder magazine Spring/Summer2015 issue.

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