Paramedic Community of Practice

Paramedics play an incredibly important role in providing a palliative approach to care in the community. If you’re passionate about this subject or want to learn more about the role of paramedics providing palliative care, you’re invited to join the Palliative Care ECHO Project’s Paramedic Community of Practice (COP).

This COP will connect you with community and frontline paramedics from across Canada who have a shared interest in integrating a palliative care approach for patients and their families. It will foster collaboration and knowledge exchange with our interprofessional panel of experts and peers from across Canada. We will take deep dives into palliative care related topics that paramedics are likely to encounter.

If you believe palliative care is a fundamental part of emergency medicine, if providing the best possible care (whatever the outcome) is important to you, then we do hope you’ll join us in this community of practice.

  • Introductory Session: session was held on October 7, 2022
  • Collaboration and communication with local teams: session was held on November 4, 2022
  • When is it okay to leave? Setting of care choices, patient and family education: session was held on December 2, 2022
  • Switching to a palliative care mindset: Not just saving lives, but changing lives: session was held on January 6, 2023
  • How to distinguish delirium from other conditions: February 3, 2023 from 12–1:00 p.m. ET
  • Feeling empowered in the grey zone: March 3, 2023 from 12–1:00 p.m. ET

Registration instructions:

Registration for this community of practice takes place in Pallium Central.

  1. Click here to visit Pallium Central and login or create an account
  2. Select Paramedic Community of Practice
  3. Type in the enrollment key: PCOP

Looking for core training on the palliative care approach?

The Palliative Care ECHO Project does not replace core fundamental training on the palliative care approach. Pallium Canada offers an online, blended course specifically for paramedics and Emergency Medical Service professionals that teaches the essential practical knowledge, attitudes, and skills to provide a palliative care approach on-site. Learn more about LEAP Paramedic.