Education and Training Minister Ian Wishart unveiled the new primary care paramedic certificate program at The Pas campus of The University College of The North last Friday. The new program will give students the knowledge and skills needed to prepare them for a career as primary care paramedics.
Some of the skills they will learn include safely securing and transporting patients and administering appropriate emergency care. Wishart stated in a news release that they are committed to improving emergency services to ensure Manitobans are able to access the vital and often lifesaving services of paramedics which starts with better access to training.
The new program is expected to start accepting application in September of this year.