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Re: Medical Assistant - Reserve
« Reply #250 on: October 01, 2017, 09:10:23 »
Also, I'm not sure how it works in the military about getting loaded onto courses, but are there opportunities/courses to learn different forms of healthcare, in different environments and new techniques?

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See "Specialty training".
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Re: Medical Assistant - Reserve
« Reply #251 on: October 01, 2017, 20:02:36 »
Hey,

What courses are taken during QL4 of medical assistant?


RQL4 Medical Assistant is a course unto itself. You will continue to learn the craft of being a Medical Assistant building on what you learned on RQL3 the summer or course before. More advanced pre-hospital care / combat medical skills, field skills and nursing skills are included in the RQL4 curriculum.

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Re: Medical Assistant - Reserve
« Reply #252 on: October 01, 2017, 20:07:28 »
RQL4 Medical Assistant is a course unto itself. You will continue to learn the craft of being a Medical Assistant building on what you learned on RQL3 the summer or course before. More advanced pre-hospital care / combat medical skills, field skills and nursing skills are included in the RQL4 curriculum.

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Very cool. Thanks. I found the site talks about 'specialty training", however those are QL5 options I believe since PCP training is included in the list, that's why I was wondering about QL4, don't see any info on that anywhwre


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Re: Medical Assistant - Reserve
« Reply #253 on: October 01, 2017, 20:19:16 »
Medical Assistants do not do the PCP training, that is for Medical Technicians (who do it on their QL3) and the primary training differentiation between the two trades.

Not much medical specialty (specialty sub-specification) training for a Medical Assistant. 

Basic - International Trauma Life Support is one that jumps out as fairly common. Some non-medical SS training such as Basic Winter Warfare, Army Driver Wheeled, Army Dismounted Tactical Communication Course, Army mounted Tactical Communication Course, Unit Storesman Course are ones that come to mind that I have been seeing occasionally run by the Res F field ambulances.

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Re: Medical Assistant - Reserve
« Reply #254 on: October 01, 2017, 20:24:31 »
Awesome. Are there courses like winter medicine type stuff, the equivalent of winter warfare for medical trades?

Also on the DND website linked above by MarioMike, it says;
Medical Assistant training consists of six areas of practice, namely: Prehospital Care; Operational Casualty Care; Medical Service Specific Field Skills; Primary Care; Administration and Clinic Support; and In-Patient Care.

Med As may be offered the opportunity to develop specialized skills through formal courses and on-the-job training, including:

Primary Care Paramedic Course (qualified individuals will have an opportunity to be selected to take this training)
Medical Supply Training (order and maintain medical supplies within the CAF)
In-Patient Care Training (provide short-term care for patients in a holding facility)

-- What about the In-Patient care training, Medical Supply Training?

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Re: Medical Assistant - Reserve
« Reply #255 on: October 01, 2017, 20:44:43 »
Also on the DND website linked above by MarioMike, it says;
Medical Assistant training consists of six areas of practice, namely: Prehospital Care; Operational Casualty Care; Medical Service Specific Field Skills; Primary Care; Administration and Clinic Support; and In-Patient Care.

Med As may be offered the opportunity to develop specialized skills through formal courses and on-the-job training, including:

Primary Care Paramedic Course (qualified individuals will have an opportunity to be selected to take this training)
Medical Supply Training (order and maintain medical supplies within the CAF)
In-Patient Care Training (provide short-term care for patients in a holding facility)

Paramedicine is provincially regulated. Requirements and issue of a licence to practice are set by the individual regulators.

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Re: Medical Assistant - Reserve
« Reply #256 on: October 01, 2017, 20:45:53 »
The area of Prehospital Care; Operational Casualty Care; Medical Service Specific Field Skills; Primary Care; Administration and Clinic Support; and In-Patient Care are covered on the RQL3, RQL4 and RQL6A courses as sections within the course training plan.

Prehospital Cold Weather Medicine is a formal course, but seldom run, unfortunately as it is a really good course. More often than not, cold weather medicine will be covered in ad hoc lectures and training and not in a formal course.

Medical supply course is on the books, but never run.  Once again, unfortunately. Training in medical supply will be on-the-job. 

PCP training is a course, contracted to a civilian college (in New Brunswick) to teach and will convert a Medical Assistant RQL4 to a Medical Technician QL3 if one takes it. 

In-patient care training is also ad hoc after one gets it on the modules on the RQL4 and RQL6A. More in vogue now under the topic Prolonged Field Care (PFC).  No formal Specialty Specification course. There was hopes that the 1 Canadian Field Hospital - Bedside Care Program would go national and become a formal course, but that never happened. 

Other medical specialties found, like Forward Aeromedical Evacuation, Medical Evacuation Crew member, etc are generally only found in the Regular Force, but sometimes you will get a Res F Med A / Med Tech on them. 

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Re: Medical Assistant - Reserve
« Reply #257 on: October 01, 2017, 21:07:30 »
The area of Prehospital Care; Operational Casualty Care; Medical Service Specific Field Skills; Primary Care; Administration and Clinic Support; and In-Patient Care are covered on the RQL3, RQL4 and RQL6A courses as sections within the course training plan.

Prehospital Cold Weather Medicine is a formal course, but seldom run, unfortunately as it is a really good course. More often than not, cold weather medicine will be covered in ad hoc lectures and training and not in a formal course.

Medical supply course is on the books, but never run.  Once again, unfortunately. Training in medical supply will be on-the-job. 

PCP training is a course, contracted to a civilian college (in New Brunswick) to teach and will convert a Medical Assistant RQL4 to a Medical Technician QL3 if one takes it. 

In-patient care training is also ad hoc after one gets it on the modules on the RQL4 and RQL6A. More in vogue now under the topic Prolonged Field Care (PFC).  No formal Specialty Specification course. There was hopes that the 1 Canadian Field Hospital - Bedside Care Program would go national and become a formal course, but that never happened. 

Other medical specialties found, like Forward Aeromedical Evacuation, Medical Evacuation Crew member, etc are generally only found in the Regular Force, but sometimes you will get a Res F Med A / Med Tech on them. 

MC
You sir are amazing, once again thank you for your info!!


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