NOCP Area 1: Professional Responsibilities
  EMR PCP ACP CCP
GENERAL COMPETENCY 1.1 Function as a professional.
SPECIFIC COMPETENCY SUB COMPETENCIES    
1.1.a Maintain patient dignity. S P P P
  Define "dignity". Discuss "dignity". Discuss "dignity". Discuss "dignity".
    Identify cultural characteristics that impact patient dignity. Identify cultural characteristics that impact patient dignity. Identify cultural characteristics that impact patient dignity.
  Acknowledge cultural differences. Acknowledge cultural differences. Acknowledge cultural differences. Acknowledge cultural differences.
  Acknowledge personal privacy. Acknowledge personal privacy. Acknowledge personal privacy. Acknowledge personal privacy.
  Demonstrate empathy. Demonstrate empathy. Demonstrate empathy. Demonstrate empathy.
  Demonstrate care appropriate to situation. Integrate care appropriate to situation. Integrate care appropriate to situation. Integrate care appropriate to situation.
  Demonstrate care appropriate to the needs of special populations. Adapt care appropriate to the needs of special populations. Adapt care appropriate to the needs of special populations. Adapt care appropriate to the needs of special populations.
1.1.b Reflect professionalism through use of appropriate language. S P P P
  Identify language appropriate for patients, peers and other professions. Distinguish language appropriate for patients, peers and other professions. Distinguish language appropriate for patients, peers and other professions. Distinguish language appropriate for patients, peers and other professions.
  Choose language appropriate to situation. Choose language appropriate to situation. Choose language appropriate to situation. Choose language appropriate to situation.
  Communicate verbally using appropriate language. Communicate verbally using appropriate language. Communicate verbally using appropriate language. Communicate verbally using appropriate language.
1.1.c Dress appropriately and maintain personal hygiene. A P P P
  Identify appropriate dress for situation and environment. Identify appropriate dress for situation and environment. Identify appropriate dress for situation and environment. Identify appropriate dress for situation and environment.
  Identify characteristics of personal hygiene. Identify characteristics of personal hygiene. Identify characteristics of personal hygiene. Identify characteristics of personal hygiene.
  Acknowledge appearance and personal hygiene. Acknowledge appearance and personal hygiene. Acknowledge appearance and personal hygiene. Acknowledge appearance and personal hygiene.
    Integrate knowledge of situation and environment to dress appropriately. Integrate knowledge of situation and environment to dress appropriately. Integrate knowledge of situation and environment to dress appropriately.
    Demonstrate personal hygiene. Demonstrate personal hygiene. Demonstrate personal hygiene.
1.1.d Maintain appropriate personal interaction with patients. A P P P
  Describe appropriate personal interaction. Discuss appropriate personal interaction. Discuss appropriate personal interaction. Discuss appropriate personal interaction.
  Describe inappropriate personal interaction. Discuss inappropriate personal interaction. Discuss inappropriate personal interaction. Discuss inappropriate personal interaction.
    Demonstrate appropriate personal interaction with patients. Demonstrate appropriate personal interaction with patients. Demonstrate appropriate personal interaction with patients.
  Value appropriate professional relationships with patients. Value appropriate professional relationships with patients. Value appropriate professional relationships with patients. Value appropriate professional relationships with patients.
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1.1.e Maintain patient confidentiality. A P P P
  Describe legislative and regulatory requirements related to patient confidentiality. Discuss legislative and regulatory requirements related to patient confidentiality. Discuss legislative and regulatory requirements related to patient confidentiality. Discuss legislative and regulatory requirements related to patient confidentiality.
  Acknowledge conduct necessary to maintain patient confidentiality. Acknowledge conduct necessary to maintain patient confidentiality. Acknowledge conduct necessary to maintain patient confidentiality. Acknowledge conduct necessary to maintain patient confidentiality.
    Integrate confidentiality into effective patient care. Integrate confidentiality into effective patient care. Integrate confidentiality into effective patient care.
1.1.f Participate in quality assurance and enhancement programs. A A A A
  Describe common quality assurance and enhancement processes. Explain common quality assurance and enhancement processes. Analyze common quality assurance and enhancement processes. Analyze common quality assurance and enhancement processes.
  Acknowledge the relevance of quality assurance and enhancement programs to paramedic practice. Acknowledge the relevance of quality assurance and enhancement programs to paramedic practice. Acknowledge the relevance of quality assurance and enhancement programs to paramedic practice. Acknowledge the relevance of quality assurance and enhancement programs to paramedic practice.
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1.1.g Promote awareness of emergency medical system and profession. A A A A
  Describe the characteristics of local emergency medical services. Describe the characteristics of local emergency medical services. Describe the characteristics of local emergency medical services. Describe the characteristics of local emergency medical services.
    Describe characteristics of emergency medical services in Canada. Describe characteristics of emergency medical services in Canada. Describe characteristics of emergency medical services in Canada.
    Discuss emergency medical services in Canada. Analyze strengths and weaknesses of emergency medical services in Canada. Analyze strengths and weaknesses of emergency medical services in Canada.
1.1.h Participate in professional association. A A A A
  Identify professional associations for paramedics in Canada. Identify professional associations for paramedics in Canada. Identify professional associations for paramedics in Canada. Identify professional associations for paramedics in Canada.
  Describe the role of professional associations. Describe the role of professional associations. Describe the role of professional associations. Describe the role of professional associations.
      Discuss participation in professional association(s). Discuss participation in professional association(s).
  Acknowledge the benefits of participation in professional association(s). Acknowledge the benefits of participation in professional association(s). Acknowledge the benefits of participation in professional association(s). Acknowledge the benefits of participation in professional association(s).
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1.1.i Behave ethically. A P P P
    Define Ã’ethicsÓ. Define Ã’ethicsÓ. Define Ã’ethicsÓ.
  Describe  Ã’ethical behaviourÓ. Analyze  Ã’ethical behaviourÓ. Evaluate  Ã’ethical behaviourÓ. Evaluate  Ã’ethical behaviourÓ.
  Value professional code of ethics and beliefs. Value professional code of ethics and beliefs. Value professional code of ethics and beliefs. Value professional code of ethics and beliefs.
    Integrate ethical behaviour with patients, peers, co-workers, medical staff and allied agencies. Integrate ethical behaviour with patients, peers, co-workers, medical staff and allied agencies. Integrate ethical behaviour with patients, peers, co-workers, medical staff and allied agencies.
1.1.j Function as patient advocate. A P P P
    Define Ã’patient advocacyÓ. Define Ã’patient advocacyÓ. Define Ã’patient advocacyÓ.
  Discuss situations where patient advocacy is required. Discuss situations where patient advocacy is required. Discuss situations where patient advocacy is required. Discuss situations where patient advocacy is required.
  Describe ways in which a practitioner can advocate for patients. Explain ways in which a practitioner can advocate for patients. Explain ways in which a practitioner can advocate for patients. Explain ways in which a practitioner can advocate for patients.
  Value patient advocacy. Value patient advocacy. Value patient advocacy. Value patient advocacy.
    Integrate advocacy to patient care. Integrate advocacy to patient care. Integrate advocacy to patient care.
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GENERAL COMPETENCY 1.2 Participate in continuing education and professional development.
SPECIFIC COMPETENCY SUB COMPETENCIES    
1.2.a Develop personal plan for continuing professional development. X A A A
  List professional development activities. Describe professional development. Describe professional development. Describe professional development.
      Evaluate professional development options. Evaluate professional development options.
    Value professional development. Value professional development. Value professional development.
1.2.b Self-evaluate and set goals for improvement, as related to professional practice. X A A A
  Identify strategies for professional improvement. Discuss strategies for professional improvement. Discuss strategies for professional improvement. Discuss strategies for professional improvement.
    Value goal setting and self-evaluation. Value goal setting and self-evaluation. Value goal setting and self-evaluation.
1.2.c Interpret evidence in medical literature and assess relevance to practice. N A S S
    Explain the importance of research in emergency medical services. Explain the importance of research in emergency medical services. Explain the importance of research in emergency medical services.
    Define academic research. Define academic research. Define academic research.
    Distinguish qualitative and quantitative research methodology. Discuss  qualitative and quantitative research methodology. Discuss  qualitative and quantitative research methodology.
    Identify ethical considerations in research. Discuss ethical considerations in research. Discuss ethical considerations in research.
    Define evidence-based practice. Define evidence-based practice. Define evidence-based practice.
    Identify a research question. Identify a research question. Identify a research question.
    Identify sources of research evidence. Identify sources of research evidence. Discuss sources of research evidence.
    Identify levels of evidence. Discuss levels of evidence. Discuss levels of evidence.
    Review literature. Review literatureÊ. Review literature.
    Analyze research evidence. Analyze research evidence. Evaluate research evidence.
    Discuss applicability of research findings to practice. Apply research findings to personal practice. Apply research findings to personal practice.
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1.2.d Make presentations. N N S S
      Present information to a group in a clear and organized fashion. Present information to a group in a clear and organized fashion.
      Facilitate group discussion. Facilitate group discussion.
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GENERAL COMPETENCY 1.3 Possess an understanding of the medicolegal aspects of the profession.
SPECIFIC COMPETENCY SUB COMPETENCIES    
1.3.a Comply with scope of practice. S P P P
  Define "scope of practice". Define "scope of practice". Define "scope of practice". Define "scope of practice".
  Describe role of Medical Oversight. Discuss role of Medical Oversight. Discuss role of Medical Oversight. Discuss role of Medical Oversight.
    Discuss protocols, standing orders, directives and guidelines. Discuss protocols, standing orders, directives and guidelines. Discuss protocols, standing orders, directives and guidelines.
        Identify variances in specific protocols / standing orders / advanced directives between various clinical sites.
    Describe the process to be followed for situations not covered by protocols, standing orders, directives or guidelines. Describe the process to be followed for situations not covered by protocols, standing orders, directives or guidelines. Describe the process to be followed for situations not covered by protocols, standing orders, directives or guidelines.
  Acknowledge importance of compliance with protocols. Justify deviation from protocols, standing orders, directives and guidelines. Justify deviation from protocols, standing orders, directives and guidelines. Justify deviation from protocols, standing orders, directives and guidelines.
  Communicate scope of practice. Communicate scope of practice. Communicate scope of practice. Communicate scope of practice.
1.3.b Recognize the rights of the patient and the implications on the role of the provider. A A A A
  Identify legislative requirements. Identify legislative requirements. Identify legislative requirements. Identify legislative requirements.
  Identify legal issues pertaining to patient rights. Discuss legal issues pertaining to patient rights. Discuss legal issues pertaining to patient rights. Discuss legal issues pertaining to patient rights.
  Value patient rights. Value patient rights. Value patient rights. Value patient rights.
1.3.c Include all pertinent and required information on reports and medical records. S P P P
  Organize information for documentation. Organize information for documentation. Organize information for documentation. Organize information for documentation.
  Apply principles of correct documentation. Apply principles of correct documentation. Apply principles of correct documentation. Apply principles of correct documentation.
  Acknowledge the importance of appropriate documentation. Acknowledge the importance of appropriate documentation. Acknowledge the importance of appropriate documentation. Acknowledge the importance of appropriate documentation.
  Demonstrate proper documentation. Perform proper documentation. Perform proper documentation. Perform proper documentation.
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GENERAL COMPETENCY 1.4 Recognize and comply with relevant provincial and federal legislation.
SPECIFIC COMPETENCY SUB COMPETENCIES    
1.4.a Function within relevant legislation, policies and procedures. A P P P
  Discuss legislation, policies and procedures. Discuss legislation, policies and procedures. Discuss legislation, policies and procedures. Discuss legislation, policies and procedures.
  Acknowledge the rationale for policies and procedures. Acknowledge the rationale for policies and procedures. Acknowledge the rationale for policies and procedures. Acknowledge the rationale for policies and procedures.
    Perform in a manner consistent with legislation, policies and procedures. Perform in a manner consistent with legislation, policies and procedures. Perform in a manner consistent with legislation, policies and procedures.
GENERAL COMPETENCY 1.5 Function effectively in a team environment.
SPECIFIC COMPETENCY SUB COMPETENCIES    
1.5.a Work collaboratively with a partner. S P P P
    Discuss characteristics of interpersonal relationships. Discuss characteristics of interpersonal relationships. Discuss characteristics of interpersonal relationships.
  Acknowledge the impact of interpersonal relationships between team members on patient care. Acknowledge the impact of interpersonal relationships between team members on patient care. Acknowledge the impact of interpersonal relationships between team members on patient care. Acknowledge the impact of interpersonal relationships between team members on patient care.
  Describe characteristics of teamwork. Integrate teamwork into the provision of care. Integrate teamwork into the provision of care. Integrate teamwork into the provision of care.
  Demonstrate working co-operatively as a team member. Adapt to work co-operatively as a team member. Adapt to work co-operatively as a team member. Adapt to work co-operatively as a team member.
1.5.b Accept and deliver constructive feedback. S P P P
  Describe constructive feedback. Discuss constructive feedback. Discuss constructive feedback. Discuss constructive feedback.
  Receive constructive feedback. Receive constructive feedback. Receive constructive feedback. Receive constructive feedback.
  Acknowledge constructive feedback. Acknowledge constructive feedback. Acknowledge constructive feedback. Acknowledge constructive feedback.
    Communicate with the intent to provide constructive feedback. Communicate with the intent to provide constructive feedback. Communicate with the intent to provide constructive feedback.
  Demonstrate providing constructive feedback within professional practice. Integrate constructive feedback within professional practice. Integrate constructive feedback within professional practice. Integrate constructive feedback within professional practice.
GENERAL COMPETENCY 1.6 Make decisions effectively.
SPECIFIC COMPETENCY SUB COMPETENCIES    
1.6.a Employ reasonable and prudent judgment. S P P P
  Describe reasonable and prudent judgment. Discuss reasonable and prudent judgment. Discuss reasonable and prudent judgment. Discuss reasonable and prudent judgment.
  Value reasonable and prudent judgment. Value reasonable and prudent judgment. Value reasonable and prudent judgment. Value reasonable and prudent judgment.
  Demonstrate reasonable and prudent judgment. Integrate reasonable and prudent judgment. Integrate reasonable and prudent judgment. Integrate reasonable and prudent judgment.
1.6.b Practice effective problem-solving. S P P P
  Describe effective problem solving. Discuss effective problem solving. Discuss effective problem solving. Discuss effective problem solving.
  Apply effective problem solving. Apply effective problem solving. Apply effective problem solving. Apply effective problem solving.
  Value the process of problem solving. Value the process of problem solving. Value the process of problem solving. Value the process of problem solving.
  Demonstrate problem solving. Integrate problem solving. Integrate problem solving. Integrate problem solving.
1.6.c Delegate tasks appropriately. S P P P
  Describe appropriate task delegation. Discuss appropriate task delegation. Discuss appropriate task delegation. Discuss appropriate task delegation.
  Describe tasks delegated to non-healthcare professionals. Discuss tasks delegated to non-healthcare professionals. Discuss tasks delegated to non-healthcare professionals. Discuss tasks delegated to non-healthcare professionals.
  Value importance of leadership. Value importance of leadership. Value importance of leadership. Value importance of leadership.
  Demonstrate task delegation. Perform task delegation. Integrate task delegation. Integrate task delegation.
GENERAL COMPETENCY 1.7 Manage scenes with actual or potential forensic implications.
SPECIFIC COMPETENCY SUB COMPETENCIES    
1.7.a Collaborate with law enforcement agencies in the management of crime scenes. A S S S
  Describe criminal law as it applies to paramedic practice. Describe criminal law as it applies to paramedic practice. Discuss criminal law as it applies to paramedic practice. Discuss criminal law as it applies to paramedic practice.
  Describe common characteristics of real or potential crime scenes. Describe common characteristics of real or potential crime scenes. Discuss common characteristics of real or potential crime scenes. Discuss common characteristics of real or potential crime scenes.
    Describe the role of the paramedic in the management of real or potential crime scenes. Discuss the role of the paramedic in the management of real or potential crime scenes. Discuss the role of the paramedic in the management of real or potential crime scenes.
    Manage patients in real or potential crime scenes. Manage patients in real or potential crime scenes. Manage patients in real or potential crime scenes.
    Adapt scene management to the specific needs of a crime scene. Adapt scene management to the specific needs of a crime scene. Adapt scene management to the specific needs of a crime scene.
    Identify the potential roles of a paramedic in a specialized law enforcement team. Discuss the potential roles of a paramedic in a specialized law enforcement team. Discuss the potential roles of a paramedic in a specialized law enforcement team.
1.7.a Collaborate with law enforcement agencies in the management of crime scenes. - Continued A S S S
  Describe the benefits of accurate note taking in real or potential crime scenes. Describe the benefits of accurate note taking in real or potential crime scenes. Describe the benefits of accurate note taking in real or potential crime scenes. Describe the benefits of accurate note taking in real or potential crime scenes.
    Maintain notes appropriate to real or potential crime scenes. Maintain notes appropriate to real or potential crime scenes. Maintain notes appropriate to real or potential crime scenes.
    Describe the requirements of legal testimony. Discuss the requirements of legal testimony. Discuss the requirements of legal testimony.
1.7.b Comply with ethical and legal reporting requirements for situations of abuse. A S S S
  Identify the requirements for reporting real or suspected situations of abuse. Describe the ethical and legal requirements for reporting real or suspected situations of abuse, from ethical and legal perspectives. Describe the ethical and legal requirements for reporting real or suspected situations of abuse, from ethical and legal perspectives. Describe the ethical and legal requirements for reporting real or suspected situations of abuse, from ethical and legal perspectives.
    Comply with reporting requirements. Comply with reporting requirements. Comply with reporting requirements.
    Adapt care and scene management to fulfill reporting requirements. Adapt care and scene management to fulfill reporting requirements. Adapt care and scene management to fulfill reporting requirements.
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