Continuing Medical Education
Continuing Medical Education
Your Continuing Medical Education (CME) is one of the major components in maintaining your certification as a Paramedic within the SWORBHP region. This page covers everything you will need to know about CME (both Mandatory and Elective) and how you can go about completing it.
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At SWORBHP, we provide 8 hours of MCME to PCPs and 12 hours to ACPs. The additional 12 hours of MCME required by ACPs can be obtained through various educational opportunities.
For pre-approved CME opportunities, please visit our CME Approval Chart found under our Elective CME Section.
CME ideas come from an assortment of sources. We take into account current research to suggested changes in practice, updates to the ALS PCS, current EMS and QA trends along with Paramedic Feedback.
To provide feedback regarding topics for future MCME, you can fill in our MCME feedback form found in the Related Links section below.
Elective CMEs allow Paramedics of all certification levels to tailor their education needs.
ACPs can review the CME Approval Chart found in the Pre-Approved CME Topics section below to find pre-approved CME topics to help them complete their annual MCME requirements.
Don’t see a topic that interests you? Have another Education opportunity? No problem, submit your CME event for review by visiting the Submit ECME Points Section found below.
It is highly recommended that you obtain approval for your chosen ECME topic before attending. If you choose to attend without prior approval your ECME topic may be declined resulting in no ECME credits. To obtain pre-approval, please submit your request by visiting the PPO – Online Training section.
CME credits are allocated based on how the CME activity enhances the clinical practice of paramedicine at the certification level of the paramedic. The activity will be evaluated for educational merit. The number of credits may or may not equal the hours actually spent completing the specified CME activity depending on the content.
After you have completed, you are required to submit your CME request to the PPO along with proof of attendance.
Additional content to help you with your continuous learning can be found below…..
Ask MAC is an excellent resource that provides paramedics an opportunity to search our catalog of question and answers related to the medical directives, challenging or unique calls, or other relevant topics for discussion.
You also have the ability to “Ask Medical Council” a question if you are unable to find a question on a specific topic.
All answers provided have been reviewed by, and reflect the opinions of the Medical Directors within the Southwest Ontario Regional Base Hospital Program (SWORBHP).
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