The Competition

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Competition Format

Teams compete in one of three divisions:  Advanced Care Paramedic, Primary Care Paramedic and Primary Care Student.  For competitors unfamiliar with those terms, ACP may likened to EMT-P while PCP may be considered to be EMT/EMT-I/etc.  The scope of practice for each paramedic level may be found by reading the National Occupational Competency Profiles created by the Paramedic Association of Canada.  If you are unsure of which division you should be competing in, please contact us to discuss your situation.

A “Team” is considered to be 2 Competitors and 2 Judges.  The judges will be separated from their teams and will not judge their own team at any time.  In the spirit of the competition, judges are expected to be fair and non-biased in their judging of other teams.  The competition relies on honesty on the part of both competitors and judges to ensure a fair outcome and a great experience for everyone.  Judges are expected to be certified at the same level as the competitors from their team.  Should a team not be able to provide two judges, we ask that you let us know as soon as possible so we can find replacement judges.  In the event that a team is unable to provide two judges, the lunch and banquet tickets assigned to the missing judges will be given to the replacement judges supplied by the committee.

The competition is a one day event that consists of practical scenarios using human actors as well as high-fidelity patient simulators along with academic tests and challenges.  This format has proved popular in the past and will be followed again for 2013.

Cost

The registration fee is $460 per team and is inclusive of all events and the banquet.  Included is the competition itself with 4 lunches provided, 4 Awards Banquet tickets, Friday night Meet and Greet with complimentary snacks!  We could not offer all of this at such a low price without the support of our generous sponsors.

For convenience, we offer the ability to pay online via credit card.  Choosing to utilize this option, there is a surcharge to cover online processing costs.  Teams may also mail a cheque if that is more convenient, with no surcharge.

Should you wish to purchase lunch or banquet tickets in addition to the number included in the registration fee for guests/spouses, etc, you may do so during your registration process.  You may also purchase extra lunch and banquet tickets after you have registered using the Register menu.

Registration

Registration is on a first come, first served basis.  Please register early to avoid disappointment.  Registration closes March 18, 2017.  Registration is completed online through the main menu of this website using Eventbrite.  Off-line registration is no longer offered.  During the registration process you will have the option to pay on- or off-line.

Time

The competition runs April 8, 2017 from approximately 09:00 to 16:00 hours.

Judges and Volunteers – should plan to arrive at 700am for registration and preparation for the day.

Competitors –  should plan to arrive at 730am

The Competition will be taking place at 55 Laurier Ave East – The Desmarais Bldg – University of Ottawa

A general outline of the competition process and scoring can be found here 

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