Community Paramedicine in rural BC, what it is & why it happened — interviews with Nancy Kotani & Amy Poll

BC’s Community Paramedicine Program, the first of its kind in Canada, provides rural residents with access to information and care previously lacking in many small, remote communities.

Nancy Kotani, former Chief Transformation Officer for British Columbia Emergency Health Services, led the development and implementation of BC’s Community Paramedic project, the first province-wide initiative of its kind in Canada. Amy Poll is the BC Emergency Health Services Interim Director of Strategic Program Development.

In these BC Rural Centre podcasts hosted by Randy Morse, Ms. Kotani discusses the rationale for community paramedicine, its importance for rural citizens, and how the BC initiative began, while Ms. Poll describes the current state of British Columbia’s Community Paramedicine program.