Paramedics - Life Flight Team - Transport Operators
In Nova Scotia, a paramedic is a highly skilled and licensed medical professional who may be called to any emergency setting. Paramedics can be licenced for different practitioner levels, including primary, intermediate, advanced, or critical care. The primary duties of a paramedic are:
Nova Scotia Paramedics have one of Canada's most immense scopes of practice. They can perform advanced medical procedures and deliver emergency medications. They are also utilized for chronic condition management and end-of-life care.
Our paramedics can also be found working in hospitals alongside other healthcare professionals providing assessment and care in collaborative care centers.
The Nova Scotia Life flight team comprises a critical care paramedic and a flight nurse. These healthcare professionals work in tandem in a mobile intensive care setting, providing management and transport of the most seriously ill patients. In addition, this team responds to hospital requests and scene missions and may respond by helicopter, fixed-wing aircraft, or ground.
Transport Operators are the newest addition to the Nova Scotia prehospital team. Transport Operators are utilized in transporting low-acuity patients between medical facilities, from their homes to medical facilities and from medical facilities to their homes. This is most often for tests or medical procedures of patients who do not require any medical care during transport.