Advanced Care Paramedic (ACP)
Career PCP with three years of full time service, who have demonstrated exceptional related abilities may become eligible for Advanced Care Paramedic (ACP) training. The candidate must first pass a rigorous examination and screening by medical and BCAS authorities and score a passing grade on their pre-entrance written and general exams. Skills include: Cardiac monitoring, arrhythmia recognition, manual defibrillation, endotracheal intubation, intravenous and drug therapy.
The BC Ambulance Service uses ACPs on a targeted dispatch model, in larger communities. ACPs specialize in cardiac, respiratory and traumatic patients.