Date Published

September 29, 2016

Updated For

ALS PCS Version ALS PCS Version 5.2


Question: If you work in 2 services under the same base hospital and you are certified and work in one as an ACP, but one service is now only PCP, can you perform any ACP skills if you feel necessary while working in the PCP service? (for example, cardioversion or pacing, epi in arrests?)


 Certification from Base Hospital applies when the paramedic is employed and working on shift for a Paramedic Service. Therefore, a paramedic is to provide care within the scope to which the service is employing them to provide.  Although you are employed to provide ACP care within one service, ACP certification does not extend to you while working in the service for which you are employed to provide PCP care.



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