Advanced Care Paramedics graduate from Holland College
November 5, 2013
Charlottetown, PE – Thirty-five students graduated from Holland College’s Advanced Care Paramedicine and Advanced Care Paramedicine Distributed Learning programs in a ceremony at the Tourism and Culinary Centre recently.
Dr. Ronald Stewart, former minister of Health in Nova Scotia, was the guest speaker. During his tenure as minister of health, Dr. Stewart commissioned several reports that formed the foundation for health care reform in the province, and brought out the consolidation of ground ambulance operations under one umbrella, Emergency Health Services. He was medical director for the television show Emergency in the early 1970s. Graduating student Melissa MacLean was the student speaker.
The Advanced Care Paramedicine program prepares primary care paramedics with an advanced scope of practice to meet the needs of the health care system throughout Canada. The program teaches the operational and procedural skills, as well as the skills required to make critical and sound decisions, effective verbal and written communications skills, interpersonal skills, leadership skills, and how to make healthy lifestyle decisions to maintain well-being. The distributed learning model offers practicing Primary Care Paramedics the opportunity to complete most of their ACP studies in a distance delivery format.
Both the Advanced Care Paramedicine and the Advanced Care Paramedicine Distributed Learning programs are accredited by the Canadian Medical Association (CMA).
Following is a list of graduating students as provided by Holland College.
ADVANCED CARE PARAMEDICINE
Alexandra Andersen, Quebec, Que,; Corina Anderson, St. Peter’s Bay, P.E.I.; Heather Baldin, Halifax, N.S.; Meghan Colvin-Daley, Baltic, P.E.I.; Andrew Daley, Baltic, P.E.I.; Collin Andrew Dares, Hunter River, P.E.I.; Benjamin Del Torre, Vancouver, B.C.; Katie Elizabeth Dennuse, Baltic, P.E.I.; Gerrard David Dennuse, Baltic, P.E.I.; Candace A. Diamond, St. John’s, N.L.; Chad Drover, Conception Bay South, N.L.; *Cory Gallant, O’Leary, P.E.I.; Darrin Hayward Hodder, Happy Valley-Goose Bay, N.L.; Robert Kielly, St. John’s, N.L.; Sheena Georgia King, Corner Brook, N.L.; Jason Daniel Kwan, Sussex, N.B.; Tyler Scott MacCuspic, Baddeck, N.S.; Melissa M. MacLean, Charlottetown, P.E.I.; *William Joseph Harold McQuaid, Mount Stewart, P.E.I.; Leanne Victoria Meads, Inuvik, N.W.T.; Zachary Parrell, St. John’s, N.L.; Desiree M. Perry, Summerside, P.E.I.; Patrick Pickard, Fredericton, N.B.; David Poitras, Conception Bay South, N.L.; Ellen Elizabeth Rice, Cardigan, P.E.I.; Marybeth Shea, St. Louis, P.E.I.; Shane Welsh, St. John’s, N.L.; Amanda D. Yarn, Halifax, N.S.
*Certificate of Participation
ADVANCED CARE PARAMEDICINE DISTRIBUTED LEARNING
Justin Heuving, Corner Brook, N.L.; Rachelle Krech, Geraldton, Ont.; David Poirier, Boylston, N.S.; Taigan Ross, Bedford, N.S.; Derek Smallwood, Upper Mills, N.B.; Derek Stewart, O’Leary, P.E.I.; Ashley Volans, Upper Stewiacke, N.S.
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