A palliative care course for paramedics and EMS professionals


Target learnersParamedics and EMS professionals
  • Provide the essential practical knowledge, attitudes and skills to provide a palliative care approach
  • Link learners to local palliative care resources
  • Change practice to include palliative care on-site
  • Competency-based
  • Blended program: online and face-to-face. Maximum of 45 learners
  • 10 modules with 6-8 hours online interactive theory based, and 6 hours case-based face-to-face
Facilitators Pallium certified Paramedic LEAP Facilitators may lead the facilitation but each course must have the presence of a palliative care clinician (e.g. palliative care nurse or physician in that region) who can serve as a resource person during the course or a Pallium certified LEAP facilitator.
Learning Activities
  • Small and large group learning and discussions
  • Case-based (f2f)
  • Short cases
  • Practical tips
  • Short videos
  • Reflections
  • Group discussions
  • Online interactive theory
  • Taking Ownership
  • Decision-making & Advance Care Planning
  • Pain
  • Dyspnea
  • Essential Conversations
  • Psychosocial Distress
  • Nausea, Vomiting & Hydration
  • Delirium
  • Last Days & Hours
  • Palliative Emergencies
To register for a course
To organize a courseIf there is no course near you and/or you wish to bring one to your team, facility or community, contact the Pallium Office at support@pallium.ca or call us at 1-613-562-6262 ext. 1784. Organizers also need to create an account or login to their existing account in the Pallium Portal.