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Flight Paramedic Education

Questions and Answers

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I want to work on an air ambulance. How do I become flight paramedic?

The education services division of Ornge provides onsite labs, distant education, web-based training, and hands on training utilizing a human patient simulator for :

  • Primary Care Flight Paramedic (Aeromedical)
  • Advanced Care Flight Paramedic including complete advanced care paramedic curriculum and Advanced Care Flight component
  • Critical Care Paramedic

For more information on program requirements and training, please contact Ornge directly.

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What special training do flight paramedics have?

The Aeromedical Theory Certification Examination measures knowledge and skills in a number of categories including:

  • anatomy,
  • physiology and pathophysiology,
  • emergency procedures (aircraft and survival),
  • flight operations (basic theory of flight and weather),
  • flight pathophysiology,
  • and legal issues (medical, aviation).

For more information on the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care's Aeromedical Theory examination, download the Ontario Aeromedical Certification Examination - Study Guide and Sample Questions from the Training and Education References page.

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Where do I obtain flight training?

Contact Ornge for information on flight training for air ambulance.

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I am an Advanced Care Paramedic working in Ontario who is interested in becoming an air ambulance flight paramedic (ACP-F). What is the procedure?

After working in Ontario on land at the Advanced Care level, many paramedics choose to expand their career to include flight paramedicine. Ornge ACP Flight Bridging Program is designed to 'bridge' the gaps in knowledge and scope of practice between the levels of Advanced Care Land Paramedic (ACP-L) and Advanced Care Flight Paramedic (ACP-F). The student's existing skills and knowledge are taken into account resulting in a shorter and more focused program.

For more information, contact Ornge.

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Can Advanced Care Paramedics from outside Ontario become certified as Ontario Air Ambulance Flight Paramedics?

Paramedics from outside Ontario wishing to join the Flight Bridging Program must first successfully complete the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care ACP Equivalency Process. Ornge may also conduct a Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) to ensure that your educational background meets the training objectives necessary to seek advanced standing.


For more information

Emergency Health Services Branch
5700 Yonge Street, 6th Floor
Toronto, Ontario
Canada     M2M 4K5

Tel : 1-800-461-6431 (Toll-free in Ontario only)
Fax : 416-327-7911
Email : ehs.websitecontact@sdsx.moh.gov.on.ca

Call the ministry INFOline at 1-866-532-3161
(Toll-free in Ontario only)
TTY 1-800-387-5559
Hours of operation : 8:30am - 5:00pm
 
  
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