The Journeyman film crew is heading to Windsor to film the second portion of our Emergency Department Patient Education project!

Last Tuesday, we spent the night in Springhill, filming with paramedic, Kris Mollon.

Paramedics in Nova Scotia are highly trained today and do so much more than even 10 years ago. In some situations, they’re able to deliver the first 30 to 45 minutes of care a patient used to receive only once they got to the ER. Now, that can happen on site – and when time is of the essence – minutes count! For example…

Did you know paramedics sometimes use thrombolytic therapy (clot busting drugs) when responding to certain cardiac emergencies? This works to destroy blood clots that may have developed in the coronary arteries — and now paramedics can do this before a patient even arrives in the emergency department.

The things you learn on location! Big kudos to those working hard to keep us healthy!